Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Yes, It's Been Three Weeks


Well... it was bound to happen!  Has it been three years since COVID first hit the U.S.?  I knew it was inevitable that, at some point, I would get it.

I think my immune system is shot due to all the stress from situations beyond my control, because COVID hit me hard!  Punched me right in the face! (super high fever, heart palps, dizziness, regular cold symptoms, splitting headache, terrible aching all over, tender lymph nodes, low BP - which is usually high, and nausea.  I saw a telehealth doctor, and showed her my positive result, but she would not prescribe me anything.  She said to go to the ER.  She was a big waste of time and $50.

It's probably good that I went, though. I went to the free-standing ER (I know... more expensive), but I didn't want to sit in a nasty waiting room for hours then lay on a gurney in the hall for a few more hours like my mom had to do recently.  If you have an Ally Medical Emergency Room near you, I highly recommend it!  I was seen immediately, and they were very thorough and absolutely amazing people!  They gave me IV fluids and medicine, got my fever down some, monitored my BP and oxygen, and checked out my heart (I have a bicuspid aortic valve).

My stress level is through the roof because my poor mom has been in the hospital then medical rehab since February 15.  Bless her heart.  She is being released tomorrow, and we were down to the wire over the arrangements.  My sister and I made the difficult decision that she needs memory care (dementia/Alzheimer's/aphasia).  Gosh it hurts to see my mom like this!  LOOOOONG story about what has happened to her in the last month, so I'll save that for another day.

I am thinking of doing an Alzheimer's fundraiser on The Longest Day, but I'm not sure what to do.  I don't want to just ask for money.  Remember when we used to get people to pledge a certain amount per minute/object?  Like in a walkathon, people would pledge 50¢ a mile.  I'd love to do something with crafts.  Or some type of class where friends could come to learn to do something and pay a small fee for the class.  Please take my one question survey about possible fundraising ideas!

And I will give you a few funnies...


So true!

And last, but not least...

Have a great week!  And for more fun visit Happy Tuesday and Random Tuesday Thoughts.


  1. Gramma was in the hospital, then transitional care, back in the hospital, then transitional care again, and then the same thing again, finally in an assisted living place. We went through that all for five months and in the beginning they didn't think she would survive. Thankfully, she recovered and is better than she has been in a couple of years. She is also back at home. It is super hard to see your mom in such a bad state, so we get it. Thankfully she doesn't have dementia issues at this time.

  2. Being sick and watching your parents fail is indeed very difficult. I so remember. Stressful.

    Love all the funnies. You made me chuckle more than once.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  3. Lots of prayers for you and your family.

    Thanks for the funnies!

  4. I hope you get well very soon. I take Colloidal Silver daily as it does not interfere with any medication . Rest and fluids are your best friend with that yucky virus. My husband lost his mom in 2010 to Alzheimer's.. His sister took such wonderful care of her She had worked in the medical field. It is such a hard road to travel.
    All the funnies were great. I sure love seeing them and smiling. Take care and rest, rest,rest. Glad you had good care. These urgent care places often charge astronomical prices and do nothing. It is unbelievable they get away with that.


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