Saturday, May 09, 2009

swine flu + wedding = one quiet woman

I'm in Arizona now for my sister L's wedding (accomplished as of last night, congratulations, you old married lady! Check out her husband's awesome wedding day cartoon here). A few days after our arrival, a dry and sore throat turned into a full-on infection with a fever, cough, vomiting, etc. I'm going to claim it as swine flu because that's so much more exciting than the old-timey influenza. Bound and determined not to miss the big day, I booked it to urgent care in search of Tamiflu. Once they heard about my symptoms, everyone in the clinic immediately donned a mask and created a 10-foot perimeter around me. Their reaction was comical and probably overblown. They actually sent me to the ER (STAT!) for a "swine flu swabbing." Which did not occur, although an hour wait in a freezing cubicle did, followed by a chat with a doctor. He wanted to know if I came to the ER after reading about the swine flu (a bit of a porcine reaction, I thought--sorry). Anyway, long story extended, I got my Tamiflu and got better VERY soon and made it to the wedding, health intact but voice entirely GONE. Needless to say, I was fairly silent at the reception and completely inffective as a mom. (The sharp reprimand doesn't have much power when delivered as a whisper). I'm told my Loretta Lynn-style hair was killer, though, and that's all that matters.
Unrelated but quite amazing: our house is getting attention like it's a fire sale (which it is, essentially). We had one SUPER-low, even insulting offer. We're going to hold out for the big money, at least enough to cover our closing costs. dh rented a house in D-town (I can call it that now); we're making progress! Just need to get that voice back so I can talk to the realtor.

5 comments:

erinwillis said...

It was good to see you last night. I'm glad those drugs did you good. When I got home from the reception, Hailey said she didn't feel good and she ended up being sick on both ends (if you know what I mean) and she said, "I really hope it's not the swine flu."

Lindsay said...

I must say your hair did look beautiful - I'm sorry if you didn't like it! I think that's a common reaction when someone else does your hair.

I think your amazing recovery has everything to do with Dad's blessing, and I am so grateful for it. It would have been so sad if you had to spend the evening in a hotel room.

So happy to hear there is activity on your house. Another blessing in the making I'm sure...

pianogal said...

Glad you recovered in time! I enjoyed reading about the ER docs' reaction to your supposedly "porcine" symptoms. I want to see pictures of your Loretta Lynn hair! And congratulations to Lindsay!

beckbot said...

Linz! I DID like my hair. I got so many compliments on it! It was something like Loretta Lynn's, but in a good way.

Patty O. said...

I'm so glad you felt well enough to make it to the wedding. I love the "porcine" comment. Hope you feel better soon.