Good morning Rebels! It feels like a Monday to me and you all are already half way through your week. I have had sick family members home all week and have not been all that well myself, so today I will spend the day clearing out the house just as the title says... WHEW!!!
It actually started last Thursday with my epidural. To be honest I really wasn't expecting anything out of the ordinary; I have had this done once before and it wasn't extraordinarily painful when I got the injection, but it was pretty wicked that first week. So I tried to plan accordingly and you know, have myself somewhat prepared to be down for a bit. What I was not prepared for was the horrific pain of the epidural itself.
I am telling myself, and truly believing that the reason that this one was so much more painful than the first is because we had a bit more information this time and were really able to "zone in on" the exact targeted areas. So I am going to be up and running in no time flat! But what I will say is that this injection, for just a few seconds was worse than any labor pain or any other type of pain I could imagine, so if you are to have this type of thing, be prepared for that and maybe give yourself more than the 15 minutes of rest that they offer you. When I got in the truck I did sit for a few more minutes just to catch my breath for the long drive up the mountain.
So I rested over the weekend like I was told to do and then all hell broke loose with that darn wind storm I told you about...not only did it blow down all the old trees but it blew in some nasty bug, let me tell you. Tom, myself and my daughter all got hit with some sort of a flu bug and each of us got hit where we were the weakest. Tom in the stomach, Bella in the chest and stomach and me in the tummy; and I say it that way because luckily mine was a lot less intense because I was still dealing with recovering-GEEZ!!!!
On Monday we took our daughter to the doctor. And when I say we, that is something major because I can't even tell you the last time my husband took time off of work! But, anyway, the three of us, sick as dogs, load up in the truck and head for our friendly Evergreen Kaiser. Where they proceed to assuage my panic attack that my girl is not having asthma she is simply suffering from "flu like symptoms". I will not share with you all the words we had to say about that diagnosis. Awesome, is the nicest, and the most sarcastic.
Yesterday afternoon we (again, note the importance that The Big Bad Biker is still home, WHOA this is one nasty illness) started feeling a bit better and Tom filled the water troughs while I finally got some housework done around the pig sty, er I mean the house. Yes, just enough that today hopefully I can get a little down and dirty with some citrus and de-germ this place so that the last healthy Jeute that lives here doesn't end up with "flu like symptoms". Wonderful.
Oh, and by the way, I am no longer cross posting between here and The Double J Ranch (I reserve the right to do so if something is interesting to both blogs, or something I want to keep in my "journal" lol). As I mentioned in my first post over thar' at the new blog, I really want that to just be a Journal for me and my family. So, if you Rebels want to keep up on both you have to "Follow" both. There are multiple ways to sign up on both blogs; you can sign up for me to just pop-in to your e-mail box each time I post (upper left corner of each blog) or you can click on any of the follow buttons too. Either way your privacy is always protected with me, of course!
Have a great day!