Thursday, January 29, 2015

the flu times two

Welp, Larry and I both have the flu.   Just what we needed right before I start stims.  Tuesday he called in to work, and then ended up going to urgent care with a 103 fever when they told him he had the flu.  I had an itchy throat all day, but didn't think anything of it.  As soon as I got home, I lysoled the entire house and stayed in a separate room from Larry all evening.  I washed our sheets and he stayed in the guest bedroom for the night.  Which by the way was so weird!  When I woke up Wednesday morning, my throat was killing me and I was coughing.  Both Larry and my mom suggested I go to urgent care to get tested for the flu also.  I went and they didn't even test me, just said that they were going to prescribe me Tamiflu since I was in the same house as someone with the flu.  Since I start stims tomorrow, I was really worried that me being on Tamiflu would push back everything.  I called my doc's office and the nurse said that as long as I wasn't running fever on Thursday, then we could still start stims on Friday.

Well all day Wednesday I had a fever. I was SO worried I'd still have one Thursday.  Before I went to bed Larry told me that I need to think I'm getting better, because stressing about it will just make me worse.  Then, my mom called and told me the same thing.  I had a horrible night of sleep.  I woke up every hour and a half.  Every other time I was either sweating and hot as can be or freezing cold with chills.  It was awful.  Luckily when I woke up I didn't feel quite as bad.  I immediately took all my medicines and rested on the couch.  I took my temperature and it was a low grade fever.  I told myself I WILL get this fever down today.  I kept resting and drinking a lot of water and in a couple of hours I was feeling so much better. I took my temp again and guess what no fever!  I told Larry the good news, but told him I'd wait a couple hours and check it again before calling my doctor's office.  So I waited 2 hours, checked again and still no fever!  So stims are still on tomorrow!!

Larry is still feeling bad so please pray for a quick recovery for him.  He's also got a minor sinus surgery next week, so that will help a lot.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about your flu. Glad to hear that you will still be able to go for your stims. As long as you don't have a fever, you can take the IVF injections. When you go for your shots, you'll probably have to wear a mask to avoid spreading any germs. Flu isn't a big deal. However, make sure you let the doctor know before you start. Good luck!