Saturday, February 19, 2011

On drugs

Rose has had a full day on antihistamines and is back to feeling fine again. We'll file the symptoms away for future reference. Oh the wonders of modern drugs.

I'm much improved as well, but not back to full strength yet. My throat now feels like I've been swallowing gravel (pointy gravel). This is an improvement because before it felt like I had been swallowing razorblades. Ruth and I went grocery shopping together and then we were both wiped and had to go home to our respective beds to lie down for a bit. I've discovered that they weren't kidding when they said one of the possible side effects of the antibiotic I'm on is diarrhoea. What joy!

Bram just phoned me from Yellowknife (he's up there for the long weekend) to find out what temperature to bake sweet potato fries at. Glad to be of assistance.

Friday, February 18, 2011

More pain

I woke up Monday with a sore throat. Tuesday it was bad enough that I cut school for an hour to go to the closest clinic - to have the doctor say, "You have a cold. Drink lots of fluids." Today I had a message from the clinic saying, "Come in to see the doctor again." That's because I have strep throat. I knew I had strep throat on Tuesday, but they had to swab my throat and wait for the results to come back. Meanwhile I've been exposing my germs to the entire school. However, I'm now on antibiotics and hopefully will improve soon. I've been going to work everyday, and doing not much, then coming home and collapsing. Today was no different.

Rose has also been suffering. However she's been suffering with migraines and severe dizzyness. I finally came to the brilliant conclusion that she likely has been reacting to the snow mold because the snow has been melting. So I bought her antihistamines, and hopefully she'll improve too. She went to work today after school but wasn't feeling well at all.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pain and hopefully, relief

I saw the chiropractor yesterday. I've been having trouble with my arms again. She agreed that I've been having trouble with my arms. In fact, as she expressed it, she'd never seen anyone with arms as stiff as mine. She put a rib back in alignment, gave me a short treatment for my arms (the bruises shouldn't start showing up until tomorrow)and told me that I need to see her for at least twice a week for a minimum of three weeks, plus I should be having regular massages. She also showed me some exercises to do.

So today? I hurt. My arms hurt more than they have for some time. I felt my back go back out again last night. The good news is I'll see her again on Thursday.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tournament Weekends

Last weekend I accompanied Western's Bible Quiz team to Nipawin for a tournament. It was a busy time - we left Friday at noon, arrived in time for supper, quizzed until after 10 pm, then went to our billets. The next day, the tournament started at 9 and things wrapped up closer to 11 pm. Sunday they had two services; the quizzers went to the early service, made a bag lunch and left around 11 am. There were around 350 quizzers, coaches, etc. there. It was an excellent time, but I was very glad to get home by the end of it.

This past weekend I accompanied the wrestling team to Saskatoon. We left in the morning as the tournament started at 1 pm. My parents and my sister Glenda billeted us. The next day the tournament started a 9 am and we finished around 4 pm. There were about 350 wrestlers on Friday and closer to 500 on Saturday. It was two very long days sitting on gym bleachers (my back can attest to it).

This coming weekend, my hope is to stay home and have a quiet relaxing weekend with no extra responsibilities.

Even though I was gone for both Saturdays, Ruth and I still managed to get our weekly salad making done. We did it on Sunday afternoon instead. It is so nice to have all of those salads in the fridge - and it makes lunch so easy! Grab a salad and something to go with it, and you're ready! We just finished about an hour ago and I've got the dishwasher running to finish up the clean up.