Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Good and the Bad

Why is it that every time things go good for my family (and maybe other people), something bad follows? Like we have to be constantly reminded not to take anything for granted.

For example, on Thursday Kevin had to just put a few finishing touches on the pop up for our upcoming camping trip. Thinking it would only take 2 hours TOPS to finish, we all went with him. Then it started to rain, then pour. And when it started pouring, the roof of the camper started to leak!!! Yes, it was better to find out then compared to a camping trip, but still.....

And now, is my most recent example.

My children are finally on summer vacation. And even though I am a wonderful mother that LOVES the public school system (and the wonderful time at home without fights and bickering), I am happy to have my kids home with me this summer.

So, we planned to have the kids go to my mother's house of Friday afternoon then to their Aunt Sue's for a sleepover! They were pumped! And Kevin and I were too! We were going out to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary even though it is not until June 26th, it was the only available time for us to go (do to Kevin's work schedule and our trip). All things went as planned. Kevin and I went to Great Lakes Crossing. Ate wonderful food and played games at Gameworks! Also, did a little shopping. Then we head to pick up our youngest and go home to watch those Wings win the Cup.......only to see them lose. :(

Then comes to bad....the ugly....the sad........

I pick up my children at my sister's house this morning to find Jonny with a temp and complaining of a bad headache. He used to have this happen to him when he was younger. Once the headache goes away, so does the temp. Not the case at all tonight. (Or I would not be typing this out at 1:20am) His temp has gone from 101 to 103. Then, I go to him around 11pm to give him his round of meds and boom.......Joey has a fever and complaining of a headache!!!

So here I am....awake, alone, with 2 kids with fevers, staying awake to give meds, not being able to fall asleep bc I am worried about my little men.....

The good............our wonderful anniversary night
The bad..............some type of weird virus infecting my family!

I don't want the bad...just the least just for a little bit please!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


After a visit to the doctors, I have been told that I pulled a muscle in my neck and sprained a ligamet. My muscle is in a big enough knot that the doctor told me he would not even try to touch it bc he knew I would get upset!

Pain in the NECK!

Tuesday morning, I took my mom to the doctor's because she is not well. Sinus infection, ear infection and dizziness. When I took her home then went to leave for Matthew and I to go home, all of a sudden, I got this HUGE pain going up the back-right side of my neck.
Thinking it would go away with time, I just came home and rested. All to find out that it was hurting even more. Took hot showers, no help. Took Motrin, no help.

And of course, I am part of the American body that does not have insurance as it is just to much money to pay out.

I took some more meds last night and went to sleep. Only to wake at 2:30am in execrating pain. No matter what I did, my neck was shooting pain through my head and right arm. Not being able to take it anymore, I starting crying. This woke Kevin up. At that time, I was ready to be taken to the ER even though I knew it would be a GIGANTIC bill.
Kevin was able to talk me out of it and now I am waiting for the doctor to get into the office this afternoon so I can see what can be done.

At some times, I feel like I pulled a muscle. At other times, it feels like I pinched a nerve. When the pain comes, my fingers go numb (tingling) and if I relax my shoulders, the pain goes right away. Maybe I pinched a nerve and pulled a muscle!

All I know is that I have a HUGE bump on the back of my neck and I cannot turn my head at all or it hurts!