Perhaps knitting is the 4th oldest profession? At any rate, it’s nice to have a job that I can do while I’m laid up with this – well – whatever it is.
Lupus – test negative
Mono – test negative
Lyme – test very slight positive*
H1N1 – test negative
I swear, I’ve had everything but a pregnancy test. Now I’m waiting for my Christmas Eve appt with a Rheumatologists (my first ever) and may just get a handle on what ails me. I love the whole Tiny Tim pathos, I hope it’s snowing when I go, and that there are carrollers. I may carry Gerry in on my shoulder…
Here I am, for the 4th week in a row, with my swollen glands so painful I can barely swallow (tonsils out at age 13, it’s not that) and my joints aching and creaky. I’m either feverish, or chilled, or my skin hurts.
Yesterday I stayed in bed all day, didn’t leave once except to go downstairs and say ‘Hi!’ to the family. I missed Max’s band concert (they’re doing it again on Tuesday) and – perhaps because of the rest – the onset of my evening’s fever was delayed until 7:00 from it’s usual 5:00 arrival.
A very good friend took the kids out last night to do their holiday shopping, it was SO lovely of her, and when she brought them home we were able to do a bit of sitting and knitting for a half hour or so. I hadn’t realized how much I missed in person contact – well, someone besides Gerry and the kids – and it was a lovely evening. And my fever had passed by then – yay!
Today I’m taking the day off of getting my online classes together to work on a scarf for Hannah for Christmas. I want to finish this up and try to get something made up for Max and Gerry, too.
But first, to sleep a bit…