Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The kissing disease

I have it! After weeks of being totally and completely exhausted, the answer came by phone on Monday. I have mononucleosis...mono...the kissing disease. I could only wish that I contracted it by kissing some gorgeous man, but nooooo, I most likely got it from having a weakened immune system from being exhausted and stressed and received the lovely virus from some unknown little stinker.

The good thing about this is: I can take a break from work and rest for a week (or more depending on how I am feeling). I won't have to feel bad about not having the energy to do things that I usually do with ease ( I have really been beating myself up over not being able to play with Paige or hang out with friends or give my sweet babies at school all of my usual gusto ).

The bad news, and I do mean BAD is:
  • I have to miss out on the photography workshop that I have been looking SO forward to. I was going to learn so many great tips and techniques from Debbie. I am soooo sad!
  • Not only was I going to learn about photography, but I was going to spend time with some great ladies!
  • Lisa and I have been SO looking forward to meeting in real life and I am MORE bummed about not being around her than I can even express. Lis, it just means that I am going to be flying up to PA sooner than I had imagined. I know you will learn SO much from Debbie and will have such a great time. Don't go and get too good on me, k?

We also have Paige's eye appt. on Friday and I won't be able to go. My mom is great with handling all of the details, afterall, she has been a mom for 34 years, but as I am sure most of you have already figured out, Miss Paige is like my own, too. I hate not to be at the doctor to hold her hand, as she is scared. The last doctor was using words like "blind, cancer, loss of eyesight, good eye, bad eye" in front of her and now that has her freaked out.

Hopefully, one of these days, I will having nothing but HAPPY things to post. I feel like lately life has been hard. It's times like these that make the "normal" days sooo special.

I probably won't be doing too much blog hopping, as I am trying to get as much sleep as possible. I'll be back soon!

39 comments:

Mom to the King and Captain said...

Hope you are feeling better! :(

Jill said...

Oh Missy...SLEEP UP girl!! Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well.
Please let us know about Paige's appt on Friday.
Hugs, Jill

EllieNat said...

Oh Missy, So sorry to hear that you have mono and will miss out on some important events that you wanted to be a part of.

Rest up! Hopefully life will soon get back to normal.

Please let us know how Paige's Dr. appt goes on Friday. Keeping her in our prayers.

Felicia said...

Oh goodness...hope you are feeling better soon. I'm so sorry you have to miss your photography class. Praying for both you and Paige. Hugs

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am SO sad that you are not coming, I was devastated when I got your news the other night!!
Words cannot express how sorry I am....I know that this was a hard blow.....you have had your heart set on this workshop for months.....but you need to focus on getting better.....PLEASE take care of yourself and listen to what the doctor tells you.

You are right....we will meet soon...my door is always open to you....when you are better, you come up for a visit.

Got your email this am....only call me if you are feeling up to it....we have a snow day, so I will be here with the kids all day!!

Hugs to you my friend,

Lisa

Jodee Leader said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Mono is some nasty stuff! That is a total bummer about the workshop! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Sherri said...

At least you have an explanation now as to why you haven't been well. I'm glad it's nothing too serious and I hope you feel better soon.
I feel terrible that you won't be able to go on your trip. I was looking forward to reading about all the fun you and Lisa were going to have.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's not bad news for Paige on Friday.
Happy Sleeping Missy!

Jboo said...

Oh Missy -- I am so sorry to hear that you are ill, but at least you know why you've been so exhausted! You are a fabulous sister, daughter and photographer- I'm sure you're sorry to miss the workshop, but maybe you can go to the one in PA instead and meet up with bloggy friends there. Take care and get lots of sleep. Feel better soon!
Janet

Gail said...

Missy, Rest up and get lots and lots of sleep. I'm sorry you're missing the workshop.
Keep us posted about Paige's appointment on Friday.

Sleep well,
Gail

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh poo! Just get some rest sweet girl. Praying the doctor is a little more sensitive to Paige and the words he uses this week.

I know you were SOOO looking forward to your class:(

Marla said...

Oh no Missy, I'm so sorry! Mono sucks, my dh gets it when he gets run-down too. Sorry about the PFP workshop too, maybe you should rest up and come down to Austin in February instead?? :)

Take care girl and get some rest! I'm praying for you and Paige both!!

Heather said...

Get your rest. Paige needs her side-kick feeling up to par. Please keep us posted about Paige's dr. appt. Continuting to keep you all in our prayers.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I CAN'T believe I'm the first person to ask this... but ... who ya been kissing?!?!!!??? Because brother needs to disinfect himself better. :)

I hope you feel better soon, Missy. I've had mono before and it is NO FUN. And I'm so sorry about the photography class. Rest up and tell Paige to bring you your meals in bed.

Bridget said...

Oh Missy - so sorry to hear about your mono. Take care of yourself and get better soon! So sorry you have to miss your photography class as I know you were looking forward to that! Hope Paiges doctor visit goes well on Friday - I'll keep her in my prayers!

Take care and get some rest!

- Bridget

Colleen said...

Oh no, Missy! I got that too when I was 27 (not from kissing either)! It was the WORST sore throat I have ever experienced in my life. I still shudder even thinking about it. I'm glad you are not complaining of that symptom, but still, I'm so sorry you've got mono. How awful (and what rotten timing!). Let yourself rest...

Kerry said...

Oh NO! Hope that you feel better. Boy oh Boy- get your rest.

So sorry that you will be in this weekend. But get your rest and so hope that you are back to yourself soon.

Well- I guess that would account for you being so tired of late! Yikes. Are you blaming those students of yours!
Hugs

Michelle said...

Hi Missy,
I am so sorry to hear that you are sick. I can only imagine how disappointed you are for not being able to go to the PFP workshop... and getting to meet Lisa. Any chance you can reschedule and go to the one in MI? (OK, so I know there are others before that, but I'm going to the one in MI!)

Please get some rest and take care of yourself. If you are feeling able, please post an update on Friday, because we'll all want to know how Paige's appointment went.

Hugs to you,
Michelle

MandM Mommy said...

You poor thing! Get some rest and you and Paige will be in my prayers.

Donna said...

Sorry you have mono...that is a bummer. Get plenty of rest and feel better soon!

mommy24treasures said...

oh Missy I am so sorry sweetie. Praying for speedy recovery. Its so hard for us busy girls to lay low but you will get better faster if you rest.
Hugs
C

The Golf Widow said...

Came over from Lisa's blog :( Sorry your sick and going to miss the photography class. Your daughter is beautiful! Great mom to step in and help out. Feel better soon.

LaLa said...

Tell me if you need ANYTHING!!! Tell Paige that we will come get her and she can play here anytime she wants...maybe a sleepover...Annslee would be THRILLED!!!! Just let me know...

Dawn S. said...

Oh, take care of yourself and I am sooo sorry about missing out on those important things. Rest up!

Colleen said...

Ohh Missy, I am so sorry, but at least you know what it is. Get LOTS of rest and take it easy!!!!!
I pray that Paige's appointment goes well!!!!
Hugs!!!!

Steffie B. said...

Thinking of and praying for you and sweet Paige....

Big hugs...
Steffie

Nicole said...

Oh Missy! I am SO sorry you're feeling yucky! I completely understand how you feel about not being there for P. My much younger brothers and sister are like my babies too. They used to call me for school meetings and lunch with your students, and that type of thing... Hang in there. She knows how much you love her and you'll be there for the long haul. I'll be praying from Alabama that you heal quickly and that Paige gets the best news. ((Hugs))

Julia said...

Missy I've been going blogless this week and just realized that you've been so sick! I hate to hear that, and the timing of it really is the pits, I know how much you were looking forward to seeing Debbie and company this weekend! Take care friend, and I hope you are feeling better very soon!

rgshrs said...

Oh Missy! I'm glad you have answers and can work on getting the rest you need to get better now (without feeling guilty!) but I'm so sorry you have to miss events that I know you were so looking forward to. And Paige's Dr's appointment. As you said, she is after all in great hands and I'm sure Paige wants you to get better too! Rest up hon and feel better SOON! Sending you big hugs,
Heather

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Colleen said...

I am so sorry that you are sick : ( My son has had mono. Please get lot's of rest {{{hug}}}}
I'm taking the photo workshop in May in MI..so I think you should come and hang with me : )

Jennifer said...

SLEEP Missy SLEEP!!

Get alot of rest and get better soon.

I will be thinking of Paige. I hope her appt goes well.

I am sorry you are missing the photography class but does that really mean you are taking it in PA? I will be so excited!

Jen

Jennifer said...

Missy, we'll miss you! I hope you feel better soon! Take advantage of having an excuse to rest :)

We'll be praying for Paige's eye appointment!

Heather said...

Three words...we love you! I am so sorry you have to miss the workshop and meeting precious new friends. Those moments will come, I am sure of it Missy. And...I just know all that happy news to post is a heartbeat away.

Loving Paige...praying she feels it.

Hugs, Hugs, Hugs
Heather

jiangxigirls said...

Missy,

I hope you feel better soon. Sorry to hear you are going to miss the workshop. I am going to the Austin one next month. I was hoping to hear lots about what you and Lisa learn from PFP.

Feel better soon!

Becky

Joe and Jane said...

Yuck! Sorry you're so sick and I hope you feel better SOON!

Shawnstribe said...

Praying for you Missy, sleep lots and rest.
Willpray for the appointment too
xxx
s

Tracy said...

I just wanted to say I hope you are feeling better and wish you guys good luck at Paige's appt today!! Even my husband has been asking how she is doing (and that is rare....lol). She made a big impression on us at the Moon festival-I hope you get really good news today:)

Oatsvall Team said...

i hope you feel better soon ... it is never easy to be down and out when you have so much that needs to be done ...

Chris and Deb said...

Missy....I am so far behind and I am so sorry to hear that you have Mono! I hope 6 days later you are getting lots of rest! Feel better soon my friend!!