Sunday, March 6, 2011

When it rains it pours, right?
In addition to the lovely green cast on my broken foot, I also decided that it was necessary to develop strep throat last week. And let me tell you something folks, it's been a doozie. I mean...H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E!!!
This is pretty much what I've looked like since Thursday: I came home early from school on Thursday, took Friday off, and will be off tomorrow too. I honestly don't think I've been this sick in years. I don't even remember being alive on Friday. In fact, I think I thought I was dead.
I'm happy to say that as of today I feel like I'm back among the land of the living. I was encouraged today when I found that I was able to swallow something without feeling like there were 800 knives in my throat. It also felt good to wash my hair today (even though I had to follow it up with a nap). Sometimes it's the little things in life that make me the happiest, you know? And right now I'm just happy to not be dead.
On a happy note, can I just tell you how glad I am to live in the same town as my parents? I always love being near them, but for some reason when I'm sick, all I can think is, "I want my mom!" Yep. Sweet Dad made some of his yummy chicken and rice soup yesterday, and mom brought me smoothies and ice cream all weekend. Oh, and she also brought cold, wet cloths for my feverish forehead. She always folds them best and gets them the perfect temperature. I know...I'm so very spoiled.
Also, I must brag on my furry child. He absolutely has not left my side the entire time I've been sick. If I stayed in bed for 20 hours straight, then he stayed right next to me for 20 hours straight (he went an extra long time without eating or "going outside"). Seriously--that's love. I'm not quite convinced that a man will ever love me as much as this little guy! :)
I'm definitely on the upward slope of getting well, which really excites me, because in just a few short days, my sisters and cousin are taking me to NOLA for my 30th birthday! I'm just so excited! It's been years since I've been there and I'm looking forward to spending a few days there with 3 of my favorite people.
What do you like to do when you're there?
Oh, and in case you're wondering, I'm not getting my cast off in time for my trip (bummer!), but I refuse to let it rain on my parade! Stay tuned to find out how I plan on making the best of a fractured foot in New Orleans!


gaylerhoades said...

I hope you feel better and better, Laura. You relationship with your precious parents is such an inspiration. They area certainly very special people who have reared some mighty spectacular girls!!! Prayers are that you will continue to improve. Have a GREAT time in New Orleans.

Silver Strands said...

LOVE the cartoon picture! And it's so true ... when it rains it pours! Hope you feel 100% soon :)

Jessica said...

I know all about the raining/pouring situation!! Hope you feel better soon!!! You must hit up "Coops Place" (hole in the wall restaurant with AMAZING local food!) and of course Pat O'Brians piano bar!!! Oh, and please eat a beignet (or two) for me at Cafe DuMonde!

mary straton said...

shopping on Magazine Street!! Wish i were coming with y'all!