Back from the dead

November 22, 2009

in Life, Thoughts

So last week we took the plane southbound to visit the grandparents. The plane ride ordinary, as much as ordinary can be with a toddler and a three-month old on board. The toddler threw a few tantrums, the baby slept. Then the toddler threw a tantrum and the baby slept some more. The baby ate and the toddler threw a tantrum. The baby was changed, then immediately put his new diaper to good use while the toddler – you guessed it- threw another tantrum. All in a day’s work.

Although sufficiently exhausting, it is not the trip that kept me from blogging these last few days. For this you can thank a particularly nasty specimen of a throat infection. This one was not your ordinary “I don’t feel so good” garden variety bug like the one we had as a house guest the week before last. This was the real deal. I was leveled to the ground (ok, to the bed) with a temperature of almost 40°c  for nearly a week. Completely out of commission. My usual cheery drill- Sergent efficient self (stop laughing honey) reduced to a word slurring door mat. I got more bed rest than after giving birth. Acute Tonsillitis the doctor said. Charming , but I would have thought more along the line of  “Everything hurts-so-much-I can’t think straight-metal-shards-in-my-saliva-somebody please shoot me-llitis”. Slightly more informative and user-friendly.

I am happy to report that my prescribed horse pills of antibiotics are doing their trick. I am back.

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Camille November 24, 2009 at 5:20 am

Had that once, while staying in the USA, which made seeing a doctor even more fun in a Oh-dear-now-I-have-to-deal-with-the-American-health-system kind of way. It was strep throat though, not tonsils. I remember the needle-saliva thing much too well. I am glad you are feeling better. Antibiotics are a wonderful thing, aren’t they?

Rachel @ Grasping for Objectivity November 25, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Ay yi yi!!! You deserve a Medal after all of that! The plane ride alone would have done me in!

Although I have to say, “a temperature of almost 40” sounds really funny… I have NO idea what that translates into in our silly American system.

ayallawt November 30, 2009 at 3:58 pm

I think 40 dagrees Celsius is about 104 F…much fun. Thanks for the support, I do feel much better now that I ran out of my horse pills 🙂

ayallawt November 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Hi Camille,
Funny but that’s exactly how I felt here in St-Jean. Up north it is so simple just to go to out little hospital. Here i had to wait for an eternity in the ER :P. Antibiotic’s rule.

kanmuri December 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Ouch, that sounds terrible. Glad to see you’re feeling better. I missed you!

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