Ain't life grand???

  1. Here I suffer with the flu...101 temp head and chest congestion beyond belief, head pounding from coughing so much, sides hurting from coughing, coughing so much that I've wet my pants, feel like I've been beat with a sledge hammer. And the kids say, "What's for dinner???" Ain't life grand? Hubby came home from work sick so he's useless. Send the my daughter out for more diapers and get a song and a dance...Ain't life grand! I had a three day weekend and spent two in bed called out last night and I'm calling out tonight and fell absolutely guiltless about it. I am #1 and I have to take care of me right??? Just had to vent...Stay healthy everybody...It's no fun to be sick as a dog...
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   aimeee
    Stay home and take care of yourself till you feel better! Hope you are soon back in the pink!
  4. by   kaycee
    Hope you feel better soon!! Were the diapers for you?:chuckle Seriously take care of yourself, I hate being sick.
  5. by   night owl
    Yeah the diapers were for me!!!! Coughin and pissin, coughin and pissin!!! I bought a bag of size #3 on Friday and needed more this afternoon...It stinks to get old. I guess I could have the surgery, but I don't have the sick time to take off. I guess I could have called whomever and they could have delivered them in a PLAIN BROWN WRAPPER. I'm not embarrassed, just give me the dang diapers before I'm {{cough}} drenched! I know I'm getting better when I can actually go to the bathroom and empty a full bladder...in the bowel!

    Thanks aimee and kaycee for your thoughtfulness.
    Last edit by night owl on Feb 12, '02
  6. by   ERNurse752
    You could always steal a foley and a leg bag from work...
    I hope you feel better STAT!
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    Have catheter will travel, up the NE Extension PA Turnpike if needed! (LOL). No fun when BOTH are sick... KNOW you are the sickest.

    Chicken Soup and Hot Tea good for body and soul. Get well quick!
    Also, investigate collegen injection around spincter, really helped my mom. {{{{{HUG}}}}}
  8. by   momrn50
    God bless, night owl...flu is the sh***s, literally... it hit the LTC facility I work at last night...4 people puking, 5 high temps, enough diarrhea to wade in...and I have to go back today!!!! Hope you're on the mend soon...as far as the peeing problem... I hate STAT calls, cause if I run, I pee...the price of being a mom and female!!!!
  9. by   CATHYW
    Will help with the bladder control thing, I am told. If it works, let us know.
    Good old chicken noodle soup (somebody already mentioned), gatorade, orange juice, tea, water, popsicles, ASA or Tylenol, and decongestant. If you've had a fever more than a day or two, give in, and get an antibiotic.
    Went through a bilaterally impacted sinus infection last January. Had the surgery for sinuses et al, in early Dec. Just today finished antibiotics for a-sinus infection! Gotta love it!
    Try to rest as much as you can, and don't try to go back to work too soon. You'll relapse, plus expose your coworkers and patients to the crud.
    Good luck, and hopefully this will soon be just a memory!
  10. by   night owl
    Thank you all for your kindly replies. You certainly are a great bunch of people! Collegen injections around the sphincter??? yeoooooow! Foley sounds good, but I'd probably cough it out. No? I guess you couldn't cough out a 5cc balloon.
    momrn50, I don't want to hear about the puking and the diarrhea!!! Our LTC facility got hit with it about three weeks ago. Went right thru the place...Unbelievable! All 240 residents plus staff were hit. I wrote a thread about it somewhere..."intestinal virus" What a mess and puking is my downfall in nursing. I lucked out and didn't get it. All I can say is wash your hands like you've never washed them before and keep your hands away from your mouth...Oh, and don't forget your gloves! GOOD LUCK!
  11. by   nur20
    Take care of # 1
  12. by   night owl
    You got it!
  13. by   prmenrs
    My deepest sympathies--wish I could help more, but there's good advice here already!! Hope it goes away soon!

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