I’m not dead!

by Veronica on July 12, 2012

in My body is broken.

You know that ‘flu that’s going around? Yes. Turns out that it IS as bad as they say it is. Probably worse if you find yourself bridging the gaps between “high risk groups” (pregnant woman, pre-existing lung condition, compromised immune system, etc etc).

Nine days later and I’m able to get out of bed for a little bit each day and while I’m still exhausted, I haven’t had to lie down on the loungeroom floor on my way to the bathroom (yet) today. Of course the day is only young, but I thought I’d best check in and let you know that despite all odds, I am not dead.

I suspect the only reason that I avoided hospital is that my GP was able to deliver me first prednisone, and then antibiotics when the pred wasn’t doing much more than keeping me breathing. This is the benefit to having a small country town doctor; I didn’t even have to leave my house.

I’m torn between being entirely pissed that I caught this damn flu at all, and being slightly grateful that it happened now, rather than in three weeks, leaving me (hopefully) enough time to recover before this babe is due. Said babe did remarkably well considering how unwell I was and insisted on kicking at all hours of the day and night so that I didn’t need to panic that she’d succumbed to my oxygen deprivation.

Really, that’s about it and I’m a bit ashamed that 260 words has been so bloody exhausting to write.

I’m going back to bed.



kelley @ magnetoboldtoo July 12, 2012 at 9:18 am

it’s Man Flu. I have it too.

Who knew that it IS actually worse than childbirth.


Get better soon my lovely.

Sharon A. July 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

So, is it gone completely? I hope so. Those things can be scary when you’re pregnant! I have a flu at the moment as well. Look after yourself, babe

Veronica July 12, 2012 at 11:35 am

Unfortunately, no. The chills and aches have eased, but I’ve still got a chest infection and I’m exhausted. Soon though, hopefully!

Sharon A. July 12, 2012 at 11:41 am

Oh no! Sometimes it takes giving birth to be able to properly expel the cough, I reckon

Fiona July 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm


Good luck


Happy Elf Mom July 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I just thought you were being the busy Mum and working with getting that pretty nest of yours ready. I’m so, so sorry you feel so awful! I hope you feel a hundred percent better very, very soon.

Bad of me, but I also wisht you stayed up long enough to give us all an update on Amy and Isaac and how they are all doing, what is up, are they sick. And did they tear the house up while you were snoozin. Also, I imagine that husband of yours is keeping you alive and helping lots.

Veronica July 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Amy was unwell for 2 days, but not terribly so – she’s really got the best immune system of us all. Isaac has been “off” for about 4 days now, but not sick enough to stop him running around the house and being Really Loud. I’m waiting to see if he gets better or goes downhill really quickly – obviously hoping for better!

Poor Nat has picked up all of my slack and has been doing all of the cooking, plus the stuff he usually does around the house, while I fall asleep and do nothing. He’s been pretty amazing, considering he had the flu first and while he didn’t get as sick as I did, he still hasn’t been 100%.

Happy Elf Mom July 13, 2012 at 10:55 am

Wow. I don’t suppose you want to vlog that, then. But I can picture it.

Dorothy @ Singular Insanity July 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Oh, V. Sounds horrid. As you said, better now than a few weeks later. Hopefully both you and bub will be fully recuperated before she is evicted and you have to cope with the “joys” of a newborn.

I’m glad you’re being looked after. Sending you virtual chicken soup…. and hugs…

Cat@jugglingact July 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Oh no! I do hope you are way better soon.

river July 12, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I hope you get well before the baby comes too, hopefully Isaac goes towards better rather than worse. Yay for Nathan!
I didn’t even know there was a flu going around until someone rang me this morning and asked have I had a flu shot. I haven’t. Then I copped an earful of why I should, in spite of this person knowing that I never get the flu.

Cassandra July 13, 2012 at 12:06 am

You have the plague too? Poor thing. I’m at a fortnight of plague tomorrow. No fun at all! Feel better, lovely creature! 🙁

Donna July 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

Feel better!

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