Do you ever get to the point where you’re not sure how much more you can take?
It’s not all bad, just stress-inducing. But some of it’s bad.
I’ve been sick for the last month. It started while we were at Disney in February (did I even mention that here? Well, we went, it was awesome, had a great time.) Got worst on the trip home, and went to the doctor’s and was put on antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection. They helped, but I’ve been in various states of general unwell since then. Never quite enough for another course of antibiotics (though I was given a prescription to hold onto just in case) but lots of coughing and trouble sleeping until finally a few days ago I slept 11 hours one night, plus took a 4 hour nap the next day, and then slept 9 hours the next two nights, and I’m finally feeling mostly human.
Just as I got what I hope is permanently better, Lane came down with a bug and had a 101-degree fever yesterday.
There’s the whole hopefully going back to school and waiting to find out if I am accepted mini-drama, upon which I decided to pile the mini-drama of maybe getting a job.
And, the whole question of will I get pregnant, how much do I want to, and how much am I willing to go through to make it happen if it doesn’t on its own?
Frank’s studying is gearing up because he has an exam in about six weeks.
And, the biggest and worst news of all, my friend Kate is sick. Really sick. She came to visit me in early February, during which I took pregnancy portraits of her, which came out just lovely and we had a very nice visit… it was so nice to see her and our kids all got along great. Then a couple weeks ago she had her baby, and it went downhill for Kate… bad infection, surgeries to remove the infection (which has been characterized as flesh-eating) and currently she’s still not “out of the woods” as they say. She is almost fully sedated in the ICU on a ventilator, while her baby is in another hospital in the NICU with jaundice. They are far enough away, and I think have enough help on hand that there’s really little I can do. My heart is just aching for Kate and her whole family. I simply can’t imagine a world with Kate not in it, she is witty and kind and thoughtful beyond belief, and a great friend to everyone lucky enough to have her in their life. She better pull through. She has to.