Monday, July 30, 2007

Another annoying health update on Jaime.....

So, I'm sitting here once again at almost midnight, wide awake. "Why?" you ask. Because of this crazy medicine I'm on. Again. For my ears? Nope. My ears are just a prayer in the heart of God right now, which I'm leaving in His hands. Nope, this is entirely different--I have pleurisy. What, might you ask, is that? An infection in the lungs/chest cavity that could develop into something worse, like pneumonia, if not treated. Where did I get it? Who knows! The doctor told me this, and I wanted to yell '' I thought I was a healthy 24 year old!!!" Apparently not! At least not right now, that is. Anyway, it's not a huge issue, I just have to take this crazy medicine again.....yep, the same stuff I was on for my ears. (But hey, maybe it'll pop my ears open this time, right? ;) It is NOT nice stuff!
The first day I took it, I was knocked out on the couch all evening. I felt like I had the flu. My neck hurt! My legs hurt. I was sick on my stomach. Then I felt like I was on drugs! (which, essentially I guess I was...) I had the nervous jitters. I was exhausted, but I couldn't sit still. I paced around the yard for twenty minutes trying to get rid of my 'jitters'. Finally, I fell asleep all curled up in a ball on Joel's side of the bed.
That was Saturday. This is almost Tuesday, and I've barely slept since then. Apparently, first this medicine knocks you out, and then it wires you up! I think I only slept two hours last night, and now here I am again, wide awake at midnight. *Sigh!* I'm beginning to think the pleurisy itself may have been better than all of this....or maybe not.
So, I'll stop complaining now. Just pray for me folks! I am getting really sick of having to update you all on all of my personal prayer requests! Pray that this medicine takes care of my sickness, and I find myself healthy and happy again in six days! (When the medicine is finally done) And pray that this medicine makes it way back out of my system very quickly! And please, please, pray that I'll get sleepy soon!

5 comments:

Munchkin Land said...

Oh Jaime, I'm thinking of you! My heart goes out to you, I simply can't function without sleep. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Elise said...

Goodness, Jaime! I've said a prayer, and I hope you are doing better and getting more rest!

Beverly said...

Jaime, I'm so sorry you are struggling with this! It is so horrible to be up in the middle of the night, knowing you NEED the sleep, but somehow not being able to go to sleep.

Andrea said...

Wow, Jaime, I had no idea...
Praying!!

Anonymous said...

Ouch, I am really sorry (((HUGS)))!
Praying for you, too!

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