Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I Kissed a Pig and I Liked It

What a way to start Monday....I wake up and both my arms are heavy and achy like when you do push ups until you have muscle failure. I thought maybe I had slept wrong, or quite possibly had a karate dream where I busted some Ninja moves on somebody. WRONG!

By the time I dropped the girls off at school and came home, I had a temperature of 102 and my arms and back hurt so bad that I was crying. If I'm crying in pain, you know this girl is hurtin'.

After having the "full-blown, knock you on your butt" flu 2 years ago, I didn't want to take any chances, so I went to the Urgent Care Clinic and got tested for the flu. You can guess what the result was....positively positive H1N1. I asked the doctor why my arms hurt so badly. I haven't had that achy, flu feeling anywhere but my arms and shoulders. He said it's the weirdest thing, most of the flu patients he's seen in the past 3 weeks have severe arm pain. He offered me a prescription for pain, and I laughed and said, "Nah, I don't need anything for pain. I'll just take ibuprofen."

Just like I was wrong about the Ninja dream, I was wrong about not needing anything for pain. I had a few of those crying spells yesterday. By 3:00, I called the office back, and the doctor got on the phone and said, "I knew you'd be calling me back for pain medicine. Everyone always does."

I got a prescription for Tamiflu and Percocet, and even though I still feel horrible, the arm pain is SOOOO much better. I'm going to go catch a quick nap before I have to go pick up the girls at school. Have a great day, and stay healthy!!


  1. So sorry you are sick Dana!! This flu is nasty-Our kids in the hospital -Most were fine the night before and some time in the early morning-Mom wakes up and rushes them to the ED w/pneumonia. Try to get well soon and keep your girls healthy!!

  2. Rest easy girl! I hope you feel better!


  3. Oh no, I hope you feel better soon! Yuck.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and now following yours ... hope you feel better!!

  5. Sorry your sick! Glad we can be blogger buds!!