Please, Join My Pity Party

This post is literally just me bitching about being sick. Yup. It’s legitimately all I feel like writing about at the moment, because it’s all I think about lately.

I have been sick for a MONTH. 30 ACTUAL DAYS. I’ve had doctor’s appointments, plenty of rest, even antibiotics, and I’m still not healthy. And it freaks me out. I’m a decently healthy person. The last time I made an appointment with my PCP was for a physical, and she didn’t even realize I was a patient. Why? Because I hadn’t seen her in FIVE YEARS since I pretty much don’t get sick. I get colds a couple times a year, usually around season changes, and they last for roughly five days then move along. Nothing major.

This, however, has been major. The first two weeks were like getting hit by a truck. I basically stayed laying down for two weeks thanks to my partner (and my mum) taking over all parenting duties for me. Then after a ten day antibiotic I FELT better, but still had all the symptoms – stuffy nose and sinuses, plugged ears, congested cough, throat on fire. I was told I’d ‘get better’. Well, it’s now been two weeks as of yesterday that I finished my antibiotic and I am WORSE. My ears and sinuses hurt again, my throat is still incredibly sore, and I have trouble breathing because of the congestion in my chest. THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF BETTER.

To top it off, my little is now also sick and in pain which is the worst thing ever. In my opinion, having a sick child is one of the worst parts of being a parent because you just feel totally helpless. She has spent the last two days doing nothing but sleeping and crying because of how much her ears and throat hurt. I hate it.

Luckily we both have doctor’s appointments today so I’m really hoping to get something that will finally nip this in the bud. I’ve kind of forgotten what it’s like to hear properly, and I’d really like to be back to feeling 100% again! I hope this year has been treating you guys well, and I am most certainly wishing good health to everyone because man, being sick is the absolute worst!

i hate being sick

  • I’m so sorry you’re feeling this way, I really hope it will pass very soon! This is my second week being sick for the third time this Winter, ugh.

    • Kay

      Oh no Alice!! I hope you feel better soon as well! Thanks for the well wishes!

  • Aw, man, you guys have really been struggling. I hope this new set of appointments went well for you both and you get better SOON. 🙁

    • Kay

      Thanks Sonya!! Me too. D:

  • Oh no! I really hope you both feel better 🙁 There’s nothing worse than being sick, especially when it won’t seem to go away.

    • Kay

      Thanks Kristin!! <3 We're both on meds now (double ear infection for my kiddo, and I've been diagnosed with pneumonia now) so hopefully we'll be on the mend soon!

  • I hope you get to feeling better! I used to get sick at the drop of a hat, but the magical combo of quitting smoking + prenatals has kept me pretty healthy, surprisingly. I know that once my kiddo is in school, my immune system will be a wreck again, though. I hope the doctors can give you something that will actually work and something so your little one doesn’t have to go a month+ with this like you are having to deal with!

    • Kay

      Thank you so much Lyn! And good for you for quitting smoking!! So good for so many aspects of your health. 🙂 I’m definitely blaming my kiddo in school factoring into this current round of sickness haha. Working from home, I’m exposed to very little so I’m sure my immune system is probably not in tip top shape. According to my doc, I’ve got pneumonia so I’m on more antibiotics that will hopefully get the job done! If not, it’ll be back to the doc for chest xrays. D: I’m just glad to have an actual explanation for being sick for so long!

  • Holy crap, I’m sorry you’re still sick!! That’s terrible! And the kiddo is sick too now? Oh my gosh. Hope you both get better soon ❤️ I’m coming down with a cold right now and I’m miserable, but nowhere near what you’re feeling, I’m sure!

    • Kay

      Thanks Ashlee!! The newest diagnosis as of Tuesday is that I have pneumonia. So I’m back on different antibiotics, and if they don’t work I go in for a chest xray next week. D: Which blows, but I’m actual really happy to just have an explanation for why I’ve been sick for so long! My kiddo has a double ear infection, so hopefully the antibiotics SHE is on will kick it’s butt and we’ll both be healthy again soon!

      I hope your cold is short and not too harsh! Seriously, being sick of ANY kind is the worst.

  • Emma

    Oh no, this is awful. I hope you manage to get to the bottom of why you’ve been sick for so long. Get well soon – both of you. Millions of squishy hugs being sent your way.

    • Kay

      Thanks Emma! <3 I've been diagnosed with pneumonia now, so I'm on meds and we'll go from there!! Really hoping the antibiotics will take care of it and this will be the end of sickness! For the year haha!

  • Pneumonia is no joke!!!! I hope the kiddo didn’t catch it as well! My husband caught what is known was walking pneumonia the final straw for him was when he started coughing up blood. That of course sent me in a major freakout. Thankfully, he finally got better with an extra round of antibiotics and a lot of rest.

    I hope you begin to feel better soon! No more getting sick friend! <3 <3

    • Kay

      Thanks Dina! <3

      I think the kiddo managed to avoid it! She is currently on antibiotics for a double ear infection, and seems to be quite well so I think she's in the clear! I feel like my breathing and coughing is improving, so hopefully this round of antibiotics will be my last and I can start being healthy again! I've got my follow up appointment on Thursday to have my lungs checked, so fingers crossed!

      • I hope everything goes well for you Kay! I know being sick is never any fun!