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Mom shrugged. | Speedkin

Mom shrugged.

(My apologies to Ayn Rand for not coming up with a 45-page monologue to go along with this.)

Back around Christmas, I got a head cold and that turned into a sinus infection.  That lasted forever.  And have I told you about my freakishly long-rooted tooth that is in cahoots with my sinus cavity?  I had the one on my right side pulled a few years ago.  Ever since, I’ve regretted not having its match on the left side pulled.  Each time I get a sinus infection (and, man, am I prone to them), my tooth goes all haywire and gets inflamed, the side of my face blows up, and it feels like a million little pain elves are in my cheek & jaw, stabbing me with flaming, acid-laced daggers.

So on and on this went and, just as it was beginning to calm down, the flu hit.  It smacked every last one of us upside the head within about 24 hours.  So not fun.  We all took turns playing possum on the sofas while the house fell into piles of discarded tissues and other crud.  The boys were to have their Klondike campout with the Boy Scouts the weekend of the Polar Plunge but we decided that maybe, just maybe, 48+ hours out in the sub-freezing temps would not be good while still recovering from the flu.  But, of course, we went ahead and did the Polar Plunge anyway.  Not smart but at least it was short-lived not smart, right?

Now, here we are, still weak and coughing but, I think, on the mend at last.  Once I get my sinuses and tooth back under control, I’m going to have that sucker ripped out.  <—Please hold me to that because I know I’ll wuss out once the infection has passed.

So what’s my point?  Remember that we have been doing the GAPS diet?  Yeah, well.  After the flu hit, I was too sick to do the grocery shopping so asked Steve, on his way home from work, to just get a week’s worth of whatever was easy for everyone to fix for themselves as they were able to eat.  So, for a week or so, we ate frozen egg rolls, hot pockets, pizza rolls, frozen pizza, etc, etc.  Oh, yeah.  Most of the kids were begging for me to by “real food” a few days into it.  I was finally able to make it to the store this past Thursday so we’re working our way back to healthier eating but I don’t think I have it in me to do full GAPS intro for a third time so soon.

Where does that leave us?  At this point, we’re calling it GAPrimreal (GAPS + Primal + Real (Traditional) Foods).  :-D  We need time to just relax and recuperate.  In fact, after the last twelve months of seemingly endless injury and illness, I’m hereby declaring the remainder of 2013 the Year of Healing.  <—Please hold me to that as well.

There’s more shrugging happening as well but I’ll leave that for another post.  I feel lighter already.  Don’t you?

2 Responses to “Mom shrugged.”

  1. Ilene February 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    OMG, bless your hearts! Yes, DO have that tooth removed! It is much less of a big deal now than it was when I had mine removed back in the 1960’s before you were born. Heh. If you back out, YOU’LL BE SORRY.

    I just am not organized enough to go on a special diet like that. But I have been staying out of the ice cream and sweet baked goods since Jan 1. It’s not as hard to stick to as GAPS, but if we go somewhere to eat, someone’s ALWAYS sticking something packed with sugar and cream under my nose.

    Hubs and I have not been sick yet and I hope we get to stay well this winter. It’s enough, already, that we are old and have all this crap old people have. Yuk.

    Glad you’re on the mend and hope things will start looking up now that you’ve started the year on such an…. uh…. difficult note. Hugs XOXOXO

    • Diane February 10, 2013 at 10:29 am #

      THanks, Ilene. If I ever get over this flu, I’ll try to make myself make a tooth-ripping appointment. But, man, they’d better give me some good drugs! The tooth in question is in a portion of my mouth that never gets all the way numb so I’m scared. Very, very scared.

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