I've been home for nine whole days and I still don't have my voice entirely back. Or my energy back. Or my strength back, for that matter. I do not recommend losing 6kg that quickly, although secretly (oops, I told you) I am a little thrilled. I have been unsuccessfully trying to lose a few pounds over the past months. No matter what I do the needle stays over the exact same number. OK, I haven't been trying *that* hard but I really wanted to to lose those last pounds of pregnancy weight. Also, I have never in my entire life been sick for this long. Ever. It's not fun.
... I want to clean the house but I don't have the energy. Then the house being so out of control makes me even more tired so that I don't even want to try to tidy up even a little.
... I know I need to eat but my stomach is only accepting a little at a time. Eventually thinking about having to eat or making dinner for the kids makes me tired.
... I really appreciate Chikara for taking such good care of the kids but I still need him to help out more than usual because, you guessed it, I'm tired. (He has been awesome, by the way)
So it's been going like that. I have noticed improvement and at church on Sunday a lot of the ladies gave sighs of relief when they saw me and said my color had improved over the week before. I am hoping that by the end of this week I have enough strength to start walking outside for some exercise.
Another side effect of being sick is weird dreams. Like, I saw on the news that it's supposed to get cold at the end of this week so that night I had a dream that it snowed and I got the girls all bundled up to go outside and play and then I realized that none of them had boots. They were all standing around in the entrance of the house in puffy jackets, scarves, toques and mittens but there were no boots. I was frantically opening all the closet doors looking for boots. I think it's related to the fact that I haven't been able to do as much for them as I normally do.
But I'm getting better. I am. Thanks for all of your well wishes.