Wednesday, March 30, 2011

better....ish

Well, I now only have the remnants of the cold/flu that my girls gave me.  Just a lingering cough that shows up in the morning and at night and the occasional stuffed nose during the day.  I'm glad I survived that!  Now I'm just surviving Babesia treatment this week and next week I get a little break which I am SO thankful for.  Goodness!  It seems like each day that I have to take meds gets more and more urpy and I feel so much more in pain and fatigued.

I was in so much pain last round of Babesia treatment that I decided to try acupuncture for the first time.  I was very skeptical but my husband and I were willing to try it to see if I could get relief since the pain was just SO unbearable.

In my case, the acupuncture greatly relieved a lot of my pain!  So much so that I was mostly pain free for about 5 days.  It was awesome! The pain did creep back in (which is what the acupuncturist said would happen) and I will probably try it again in the coming weeks to see if it is a form of pain management that fits our lifestyle.

Yesterday my little one turned 1 year old!  A year ago I was in the hospital holding my new little girl and just thinking how thankful I was that God would bless us with her and I wasn't feeling terribly "off" or "sick".  That didn't come til a few months later when we finally decided that the return of a lot of my symptoms indicated we should pursue Lyme disease as a diagnosis once again.

I've got to say, this little girl, along with her sister, have made my job as mom-while-being-ill fairly easy and for that I'm so grateful.  God knew I needed kids like this for this time period in my life.  Not that they've been peaches and cream but they certainly have made it easy for me to try to heal in the hectic household of a 3.5 year old and 1 year old.

I know she won't remember her 1st birthday but we still tried to make it a big celebration (just our family).  I want her to look back at pictures and think, "I'm so grateful my mom cared to get the party together when she didn't feel good."  And also I don't want her to look back at pictures of our oldest daughter's first birthday and think we didn't care enough to make her's special :)

So grateful for this little girl (and thankful for fairly good pictures even though I wasn't feel wonderful!)

3 comments:

  1. I love acupuncture, helps a ton!! Happy 1st Birthday!!

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  2. I love reading happy posts like this! What a beautiful picture to help remember a wonderful day. Keep hanging in there Mama. I know you don't feel well, but you're handling it so well and doing it right! <3 Happy birthday to your adorable little girl!

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  3. Wish we could have been there for Olivia's first birthday. You always do a nice job celebrating special events. So glad the acupuncture was successful. Who would think that would do anything, and how did they know to do it in the first place! Such a mystery to me.

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