After week six brought on a nasty upper respiratory virus, I hoped week seven would be better. Unfortunately, it was not much so. Though the fever, body aches and extreme fatigue let up, the fluid in my head has remained. I can literally feel fluid in my ears, I'm blowing my nose all day and there is constant drainage in my throat. It's about to drive me insane. My ears feel like they have cotton balls in them and I can't hear well. I'm sure my volume is even louder than usual as well.
On top of the fluid, I was hit pretty heavy with an all over nausea/vertigo/gross feeling. I'm still not certain if it's pregnancy-induced or fluid-induced. Any time I have fluid in my ears, it gives me problems with my vertigo. So.... I'll be curious to see if it goes away after this has cleared up or if it's here to stay for a few months.
Regardless of the cause, it's been tough. I'm usually a very active, "do-er," and I currently have about zero motivation to "do" anything. The smells of food are grossing me out. Nothing sounds yummy even though I'm hungry almost around the clock. The vertigo/nausea keeps me more tired than usual and it's hard to get motivated to clean, school, or just about anything. That's SO unlike my personality, I don't even know how to process it. I did manage to shampoo the carpets this weekend while my husband took the kids outside for an hour in the beautiful weather. We've been housebreaking our puppy since December and they needed a good deep cleaning.
People ask me how I "do it" quite often. My constant refrain is "by God's grace, one day at a time." So for now, that's it... one day at a time.
Until next time...
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