Karma

You may remember my post last week about Sean traveling and how it sucked being a single parent for a week. I wrote about my revenge, planning my own week away, so he would have to take care of the kids by himself.  Well, as they say, karma’s a bitch.

Last Wednesday I started getting a headache. It was really hot here, I had four kids all day and five at one point. They were in and out of the house so I couldn’t turn the air on and I didn’t sit down much that day. I blamed the headache on dehydration and overdoing it.  Thursday, the headache was still there. Again, I just thought it was residual from the day before.

As Thursday went on, my headache got worse and worse. I had a hard time turning my neck, it made my head hurt so much. I thought maybe I had a migraine. I’d never had one before, but maybe. We had a birthday party Thursday afternoon, when we got home around 7, I went to bed and made Sean take care of the girls.

I woke up about 1, with the worst headache ever. After a half hour, I decided I should go to the emergency room. I woke Sean and he got the girls ready as I held my head, trying to keep it from exploding. We spent the night in the emergency room where I got a CT scan, IV fluids, morphine, and a spinal tap.  Diagnosis: viral meningitis.

The treatment is to let the virus run its course and take lots of pain meds and stay in bed to rest. So I got my wish, I have a week or more off and Sean has to take care of the kids himself, plus run me to the doctor and pick up all my meds.   I was thinking more a beach vacation, but maybe in my Percoset induced bizarre dreams I’ll wind up on a beach.

Ever had karma give you a good slap? What happened? Know any good jokes? Entertain me, I’m in bed for a week.


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  1. Jen @ Lita's World
    Twitter: litasworld
    says:

    Oh no!!! That’s terrible I hope you feel better soon. Please rest and take care and then head for your beach vacation treat!

  2. Kristin
    Twitter: kristinglas
    says:

    Definitely a case of be careful what you wish for.

    I hope you give viral meningitis a good slap in the face. It’s the bitch in this story.
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  3. alicyn says:

    what’s orange and sounds like a parrot?
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    .
    .
    a carrot!

    hope you feel better soon! maybe you can at least watch movies/tv shows with beaches?

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