Thankful for Being Sick
That might sound like a crazy title – why would anyone be thankful for being sick?
Well, I am. I have been suffering from viral conjunctivitis since I felt that first ominous scratchy feeling in my eyes last Friday night. I haven’t been able to shake it (probably because I am so damn rundown from working 4 days a week and wrangling 3 kids and trying to keep the house in order and attempting to also have a life…how dare I even think it???)
I felt pretty awful over the weekend and woke up on Monday still looking scary. Let’s just say I looked like a real zombie – I was probably the only person on the planet who didn’t actually need a Halloween costume, except maybe for the guy I saw on Discovery channel once who was a real-life werewolf…anyway…
I had Monday off work while I tried to get a doctor’s appointment and tried to get some over the counter stuff to clear up my eyes.
Tuesday came and I was still red-eyed but I was lucky to get a cancellation at the doctor’s – yay! She gave me the rest of the week off work and a script for something else to banish the pink-eye.
Today, my eyes are still a little pink and still tender but at least I no longer look like a zombie. I am hoping I am well on the way to recovery.
So, I hear you ask, why am I so thankful for having had conjunctivitis for the last week?
I’m thankful for having some time off work. I’m thankful for having the time to rest. I’m thankful for having a little unexpected break from the craziness of my life. I’m thankful I have had some much needed alone time.
Although the reason for my breathing space is not ideal and I would not wish it on anyone else, I am thankful that I was MADE to slow down and take a break.
Now, I just have to work out a way to be able to slow down without having to be sick to make it happen…let me work on that one!
Linking up with Kate Says Stuff for Thankful Thursday – what are you thankful for today?