Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Getting Ready for Vacation

I'm supposed to be excited. I'm leaving for fifteen days of glorious vacation. A trip to see my children and grandchildren. I drive through one of the nation's best national parks and then another visit with my mother and sisters before flying back home.

But, here I am. Sick. Flat on my back sick with some sort of bronchitis or pneumonia or some other bronchial infection. I'm hacking a lung. Haven't been able to talk for 5 days and coughing so hard it hurts. My body aches, my ears ache, my eyes even ache.

It's torture to even write this blog, but I do so to keep you informed about what's going on and I haven't written in a while and it was sort of bumming me out.

On the up side, even though I have no energy for anything, I' still positive and upbeat. I have no depressive thoughts or dark dreary images traipsing through my mind. I am down about being sick, but that's all it is. Just bummed about being sick and all the things I still need to do before I leave. I've had to rearrange my schedule to fit in a doctor's appointment, which I will go to today. Hopefully she will have some sort of miracle drug that will make me better quickly and before I have to leave next week.

I definitely don't want to be carrying this onto an airplane.

I have packing lists to review. To do lists to review. To do lists to complete. I have a dog and a bird I need to prepare to go to boarding. And all the packing that that entails. I have to make sure they have enough food and treats and such for the fifteen days we are gone plus the extra days they'll be in boarding due to flights coming in extra late and not being able to pick them up right away.

I've had to get three week's worth of medication planned out for me. Taking it four times a day makes for some big med planners. I had to fill them all up and see which ones still need meds and how I'm going to convince a pharmacist that I only need one more week's worth to complete my vacation and I won't be back here during the middle of my vacation to get my prescription filled then, so could I get it filled early?

At least I have a neighbor coming to check on the house every day and bringing in our mail. And we have a friend coming to check on the pool as well.

But, all that aside, first things first. I need to get well. I've spent the last four days in bed and will probably spend some of today there as well, except when I have to keep my doctor appointments. I have to see my psychiatrist today as well, and I can't cancel that appointment. I already had to cancel my therapist appointment. I'm running out of days to reschedule before I leave for my vacation.

I need to be well for my vacation so I don't take my sickness with me and give it to my kids and grandkids. What a horrible present to leave with them. I want to be able to enjoy my visits and have fun playing with my grandbabies.

So, I'll accept all good wishes and prayers for a quick recovery and a safe trip. I need all that I can get. I'll try to post as much as I can about where I am during vacation and then get back to regularly scheduled posts.



The Dose of Reality said...

UGH! Nothing is worse than being sick when you have a to-do list a mile long! :( Hang in there and keep resting until you feel better!-The Dose Girls

Mothering From Scratch said...

{Melinda} I'm so sorry! Being sick when you're trying to get out of town is the WORST. Saying a prayer for you right now for a quick recovery so you can go and hug those grandbabies! :)

Michelle said...

Ugh! I hope you get better before your trip! Nothing worse than leaving for vacation when you feel lousy! Crossing my fingers for you! Enjoy those grandbabies!

Savvyworkinggal said...

This is awful. I had bronchitis a couple years ago and was sick for three weeks. I never got meds though - initially I was too sick to move then I kept thinking I'm almost better. Hopefully you are on the downside of this. Sleep on the plane and don't hug your grandkids for awhile - you don't want them sick.

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and prayers and good wishes and safe travels. I am able to talk again, albeit rather raspy, I'm still coughing, but my chest doesn't hurt anymore. I'm still on antibiotics and will be up until I leave. I've rearranged priorities and am only doing what I can with the time I have left and not mourning my lost time. It is what it is. And, I'm dealing. I'm looking forward to seeing my kids and grandbabies.

Gwen said...

Hi! Just found your blog, and a new follower! Hope you are just about well now, and can still make that vacation with your family!

Honeybee said...

Hope you get well soon. Have a nice trip.


Vicki M. Taylor said...

Thank you all for your comments. I hope you've been following along in the "Vacation" series of blogs I've written about our vacation. If not, come back and take a peek and check them out. I hope you enjoy the photos and comments I've made.