Let's be glad that blogs don't have our voices recorded because y'all would be fa-reaked out with my manly-sounding tone today. It's an improvement, though, cuz yesterday I hardly had any sound coming out. Oh, yeah, can you say HEY DAY for my boys? I would be yelling at them in a whisper and it had NO effect on them whatsoever. I am feeling better every day and REALLY want to thank everyone for their good thoughts, comments, phone calls, etc. I think the new antibiotics are really working and now all the junk is workin' it's way out. I have to admit I have asked myself a few times this week, "WHY? I would have to get SO sick when I DO NOT have time for that in my life." Here are the two conclusions I have come to. Right before ScrapFest last month I woke up with scratchy throat and stuff, so I bee-lined it for Dr. Wahab who told me I had the beginning of sinusitus, she gave me a prescription, but then told me if I felt better in a couple days not to take the antibiotic unnecessarily being pregnant and all. So, being on a high from the festivities of the St. George weekend, I felt fine and never took the prescription. I am beginning to wonder if this "infection" has been brewing for the entire month of February. It could happen, right? And when I had my migraine on Saturday my defenses were down and BAM I got knocked OUT by this infection. I know, I know, I am not medically trained, but it sounds pretty smart to me and logical, medically speaking. Right?
Okay, but here's the illogical version that I keep wondering about. Since I was having the doosie of the headache on Saturday, I figured it would be a good day to give up my beloved Coke cold turkey. Come Sunday, when I started to get the funky starts of this "infection explosion" I began to wonder if a little sumthin' sumthin' in a sweet red can would alleviate the icks. BUT, I was resolved to not give in for the benefit of baby #5. My theory of why nursing was so painful with Brock was because I was so dehydrated. I hardly ever drank water because I was always nursing a Coke to stay awake on minimal sleep and to maintain the busy schedule of life. SOO, I knew with this one I'd have to make the break before he makes his appearance. Yeah, it's taken me 7 months, but I have committed to not have Coke (or any caffeine which means pretty much soda in general since the sugar is not worth it to me without the zip of the caffeine) until this baby's 6 months. We'll see if that works out. BUT, all that is a digresion from my medical relation to my sickness this week and my no coke zone.
I have found myself, a couple times this week, wondering if my body was retaliating from taking away it's FAVORITE beverage and as part of the detox gave me this sinus and respiratory infection. I mean, I am sure that somehow Coke soothes my nasal passage and keeps my sinuses running better. You know, all those nerves that are psyched out by caffeine influx were probably a little perturbed at the immediate cessation of their daily Coke fix and rebelled a bit by giving me body aches and head aches and a hacking cough (which, I might add, would be soothed VERY well by a Coke.) I am kinda wondering if just the simple, daily sipping of a straw kept my throat active enough to fight off all infections. I know medically this would probably be hard to prove, but I still wonder if I caved to my craving how much more quickly the crud would disappear into a sweet, dark, bubbly bliss. I know, I know this addiction is probably more mental than anything, but you never know. I'm just sayin' I could have had this infection for a bit and it just got too much for my body to fight (I am growing a baby, too) OR it may be a rogue version of detoxing. Watch, this will be on Celebrity Detox with Dr. Drew next season. Don't laugh at me too hard. Oh, well, I'm off for another glass of water. Sigh.