Word of the Week – Recovery

This week has been a week of recovery.
The kids were well enough to go back to school, although half the country seems to be on half term holiday already. Mine don’t break up until the end of today and I can’t wait!

Boo was still not one hundred percent well, but her temperature had settled and I figured she’d recover quicker at school rather than lying around doing nothing at home. I was right, she came home perfectly fine after having a good day.

Star and the Little Man were already on the way to recovery, all they had left was the sore lips and noses that you end up with after a nasty bug.

I was still quite poorly at the beginning of the week but the pain in my chest started to subside which was a huge relief. I knew I had been diagnosed with pneumonia and that it was that which was likely to be causing the pain, but both me and my husband were worried that this was something else to do with my condition. Stiff Person Syndrome, in particular the type I have, can cause your lungs to crush and give you breathing problems. I was hoping it would be something far in the future but when I got sick last week I began to think that this was it, it was happening already. This horrible crushing pain was how it was going to be for the rest of my life. Well, I’m pleased to say I was over dramatic and now the pain has almost gone completely. It does come back occasionally just to give me a crushing hug, but it’s nowhere near as bad as it was, and it’s not going to be my new normal. So now I am in recovery. I have spent the week just chilling out, taking it easy and taking the time to get better, and it’s working.

So, the kids are well and I’m recovering and half term starts after today. It’s Graham’s 40th birthday this weekend so it’s going to be one of celebration. I’m making him a cake, we are having a take out meal and on Sunday, for his birthday treat, we are going to an airplane museum where he has wanted to go for ages now.

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  1. angiemwebster77
    February 17, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I'm so glad to hear you are all on the mend. We have all been poorly this week it's knocked us for six, I'm really starting to dislike February every year we get sick. Have a lovely half term. #WotW

  2. karenblower
    February 17, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    So relieved you are on the mend and the kids too. There are lots of horrible colds going about at the moment. Take care

  3. February 17, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Oh Anne, I'm sorry you had some bad pain earlier this week – I hope its a good birthday weekend for everyone. xxx

  4. February 17, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    We have broke up today for half term too….
    I'm so glad you are all feeling better!
    Happy birthday to Graham….It sounds like you have a fab weekend planned.

  5. February 17, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    So glad you have chosen recovery as your word this week. You've had an awful time, so hopefully our improving spring weather helps. Enjoy your half term and birthday celebrations. #wotw

  6. February 18, 2017 / 12:07 am

    Yes, we're on half term this week and my kids were ready for it!
    Gosh, what another poorly week for you and your daughter, but at least you're on the mend and just in time for your celebratory weekend!
    Enjoy your half term this week – sounds like you all need it!

  7. debsrandomwritings
    February 18, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Hi Anne, I'm glad to read that you are all on the mend. I'm a great believer in rest for recovery. The pain you were experiencing in your chest must have been awful, being an asthma sufferer there have been times when I thought my lungs would never work properly again, especially after nasty infection. I hope you never get constant chest pain and that the symptoms you were experiencing were just the tail end of your pnuemonia.

    I hope Graham has a wonderful 40th birthday and you all have a special weekend together.


  8. February 19, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    So pleased you're all recovering and your chest pain is lifting. I hope the celebrations have been fun for all x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  9. liquoriceuk
    February 22, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    So glad to hear that you are all on the mend and that the crushing pain in your chest has mostly gone now. Hope Graham had a good 40th birthday and that you are all enjoying half term. #WotW

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