day 310: old testament tendencies

Between the time my oldest son received his mission call to Kenya and when he actually left, I had an Old Testament time of it.  I am not one to get sick often.  As a matter of fact, I am usually pretty hardy, and don't use up my sick days.  But I have never been as sick as I was in September 2007, ever.  In my whole life.  Pregnancies added up, flu bugs, etc.  For three weeks I could barely leave the house, because of stomach pains and knots and convulsions.  You get the idea.  Fevers, chills.  I also had boils all over my body.  Boils.  It hurt to get dressed, to move, to sit, to stand.  Man.

Obviously I have not forgotten about it, even three years later.  I have written about it here on my blog before too, because it really affected me that much.  Big things coming = big trials to match.  Now, in this summer practicum I am killing myself over for my licensing, I have all of a sudden developed allergies.  Never had allergies before.  Ever.  No nose blowing.  No sneezing.  But now, when I am observed for 3 hours a day as I stand in front of students and deliver direct instruction I have a weeping eye that is itchy and swollen beyond words, and a nose that has all of a sudden turned into Vesuvius.

I guess these are meant to challenge my resolve.  Pass the Clariton and bring it on.


Robin | June 26, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Sorry they finally got you. I didn't get hay fever until I was thirty. It took me a while to figure out that it was more than a cold.

I hope you get things figured out soon so that your eye will stop bugging you. It's tough to be your best when you don't feel your best.

Kazzy | June 26, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Thanks, R. I would settle for 2/3 my best!

gigi | June 26, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I use Zertec every day. I think that stress has all kinds of side effects. Sorry for your trials.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan | June 26, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Sounds like a fair amount of stress manifests itself like a monster on you.
Hugs and hang in there.

Kazzy | June 26, 2010 at 8:20 PM

My whiny self thanks you. o_0 (that's my puffy eye)

Momza | June 26, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Claritin!!! IN the meantime, also increase your B vitamins for stress.

mermaid gallery | June 26, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Go and buy a neti pot and use it....they are amazing for cleaning the allergens out of your sinuses. A little hard to try but well worth the effort. I am always so glad when I use it.

Unknown | June 26, 2010 at 9:20 PM

I didn't get allergies until I was on my 2nd pregnancy. And in many ways, that child has been a little trial...

Kazzy | June 26, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Great advice. Thanks, guys!

Connie | June 26, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Be grateful it's not hot flashes you're experiencing in front of everyone. Now THAT is the same as having boils! (No pun intended)
Hang in there!

LisAway | June 29, 2010 at 12:04 AM

I don't remember reading about your sick period before. That sounds terrible. And I suddenly developed allergies a few years after we moved here. Isnt' it weird how strongly your body can be affected by something you can't even see? Ugh.

Charlotte | June 29, 2010 at 2:05 PM

I get allergies all the time. The last two days I've spent trying to ignore the sinus headaches and always swollen, red, itchy eyes. Anyway, I can relate, and I'm sorry.

Mrs4444 | July 1, 2010 at 6:25 PM

:) Good for you! You'll get over it. Hang in there!!

Luann | July 7, 2010 at 10:25 AM

I very distinctly remember how sick you were 3 years ago. I'm still convinced it was due to a run in with cryptosporidium, which I sent home with your boys after taking them to the swimming pool. My bad. :(

I'll take the blame for the allergies too, if it helps you feel better.