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Wednesday, October 21, 2009


There is now no way on God's green earth I can avoid getting sick with SOMETHING. Only a miracle can prevent it.

Tonight I had class, and one woman came in VERY sick. Coughing, sneezing, spewing droplets of sickness all over the room. She normally sits next to me, but tonight sat 2 seats behind me. (nobody in between.) Every time she coughed her horrid cough, I could feel the droplets swarming around me. Ok, I might have imagined that part. For two hours, I sat wanting to put the front of my sweatshirt over my face.

After two hours, we had to move our desks around, and she sat next to me. I cringed.

Then it happened. I reached down and picked up my pop, took a sip, and put it back down. That's when she said, "Was that my pop or yours?"

eeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I drank her POP!!!!! Nooooooooooo I wanted to spit in the trash can, and wipe my tongue on my sleeve. Or vomit so the acid would kill the germs in my mouth. I spent the next hour of class feeling completely doomed. Like I had just drank a VAT of flu virus.

As soon as class was done, I ran to the drug store and scoured the shelves. Anything...anything that would kill the vile toxins in my mouth. Every swallow I take, I feel like I'm swallowing more germs. I asked the pharmacist his opinion, and he basically said, "You're screwed!" I bought Zicam and Airborne. I wanted EmergenC, but couldn't find it. I came home and took both remedies, and will spend tonight praying. Then praying some more.

Aside from just getting sick, which nobody wants, I'm very prone to pneumonia. When I get the flu, I ALWAYS develop pneumonia. The flu hits me like mack truck. And, you KNOW I'm going to be so freaking paranoid for the next several days. I'm going to feel every little twinge. "Does my throat hurt? I think my throat hurts. Do I feel a chill? I think I have the chills. I think my muscles might be a tiny bit achy."'s gonna be a long couple of weeks!


Lund7 said...

Ewwww is right! Hoping for some sort of miracle that you actually stay well after that incident!

Kathie Brinkman said...

Why the F*** was that lady even in class? The teacher should have told her to leave or sit at the back of the class away from eveyone. That is just so disrespectful of everyone else in the class. Maybe that would have been a better person to "confront" than the crotch rocket devil man.