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Streak ended at 370-Will start new one after illness

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The stomach flu plague has hit our house with a vengeance this week. We had such a fantastic weekend: craft show, basketball win, St Nicholas at church, visit with my parents, Christmas boutique, Sunday dinner out. Monday went ok. I had a nice walk with hubby, despite him having some asthma trouble. The kids went to school. I got Mikey to the orthodontist, and did a Costco run. Then, late Monday night, it all fell apart.

Mary (13) started vomiting. Later, Stevie (10), joined in. Hubby and I struggled through the night taking care of them. We got the others off to school, and hubby to work. I went back for a nap as Mary and Stevie were resting. I got up around 12 noon and it was my turn. I never actually vomited, but I can't remember when I've had such dizzying nausea. My skin hurt later that day, everywhere, even my ear lobes. I never had a fever, but the chills set in. We got some good sleep Tuesday night. We all went to bed really early. Actually, I had pretty much stayed in bed all day.

Wednesday, Stevie still stayed home recovering. Hubby worked from home. I went in to work. I was weak, but I made it through, eating saltines all night. I guess four people called in sick yesterday. The whole place smelled of bleach. The bosses wiped everything down. When I got home, Mikey (16), and Sean (7), were down for the count. Bridget (7) joined them in the middle of the night. Hubby and I were up all night again.

So today, I have three out of six home from school. I will probably keep them home tomorrow too. I pray that hubby and Pat don't come down with this. They have enough trouble with asthma, they don't need this. And, my exercise streak came to an end. I ended up doing 370 straight days of 10 min per day of exercise. I plan to take a short break, mostly to recover from this bug and catch up cleaning the house and doing laundry. Everything is behind. I'm not stressed about decorating yet. We normally wait until closer to Christmas. I would like to get some cards out. They will probably be simple. We have the picture taken.

I'll keep you all posted when I start again. Keep healthy and thank you for the continued support!
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KPETSCHE 12/7/2012 8:53PM

    Bummer, Chris, but we totally understand. Sounds like quite the run you guys have had with everything. Give yourself some time!

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WOUBBIE 12/6/2012 10:22PM

    Ugh. I hate when all my sweeties are so sick. (And I REALLY hate it when I'm sick too and still have to take care of them all!)

You're a real superhero in my book - you should call yourself The Power of 10!!!

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So, recuperate, rejuvenate, and rejoice that you'll all be better soon! I look forward to following your next adventure in wellness!

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KAYTIE22 12/6/2012 10:13PM

    Hope everyone feels a lot better real soon. Sending lots of good wishes your way.




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MUSICMOMOF2 12/6/2012 8:24PM

    Sorry to hear that everyone has been sick. Take care of yourself!!

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ALLISON145 12/6/2012 4:14PM

    Oh no - hope everyone is better soon! Hugs (but only from Afar - eek!)!

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