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Monday, March 30, 2009

You Know I'm Really Sick When....

I cancel swimming lessons!

I debated all last night and all this morning. I knew what I should do, I just did not want to do it. So, I put off the decision until the very last minute, hoping that I would miraculously get better and be able to teach swimming.

I have been sick (AGAIN!), since last week. No fever, nothing horrible, just a non-stop runny nose and a post-nasal-drip cough (the cough sometimes seems a little too deep in my chest -- if I am not better by tomorrow, I might actually go see a doctor). Oh yeah, and on Shabbat I had no voice (again!).

Anyway, I knew I really should cancel swimming lessons, but I really did not want to.

Eventually, I just could not ignore the fact that I still had only half a voice, my congestion was driving me crazy, I still had somewhat regular coughing fits, and I just plain did not feel well!

So, I emailed and called all my parents. to let them know that we would not be having any more swimming lessons until after Pesach (Passover). All my parents were supportive and understanding, as I knew they would be. But I was still bummed.

I knew it was the right decision, but I did not like it. In addition to everything else, I am getting chemo a day early and need my blood count to be good. Also, Pesach is in a week and I don't want to spend it sick in bed!

So, I did the responsible, grown-up thing to do.

Now, I am going to crawl back into bed with my tissues and a good book!

Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,


Robin said...

Garlic! Lots of garlic! Better yet, brew up some of that cold-busting tea (one peeled clove of garlic, juice of half a lemon, 1 tbl of honey and "as much cayenne pepper as you can stand"). Doesn't taste half bad once you get past the idea that you're drinking marinade LOL, and it does help.

Sending lots of feel better quick thoughts your way.

Melissa said...


I am so glad that I found your blog, or I should say that Hashem helped me find you and your blog.

Your comments meant so much to me. Thank you for your kind words.

I so look forward getting to know you better. You are so wise and have a good heart.

My prayers are with you and your family.

Love Melissa

P.S. I will e-mail you from my hotmail account.

rickismom said...

Refuah Shleimah!

Rahel Jaskow said...

Colds are no fun at all. I'm still working on mine. Refua shlema!

Kae Gregory said...

I am praying for you and also pulling for you. Chazak!

Maya / מיה said...

Feel better soon! What are you reading?

Batya said...

Refuah shleimah!
Fresh lemon juice in water a few times a day. That's the only thing that works. If you can get some miso to make a "plain soup," that's also good. I have plenty left over, but no way to get it to you.

RivkA with a capital A said...

Robin -- yuch!!

"doesn't taste half bad once you get past the idea that you are drinking marinade" LOL!!

Years ago, a friend suggested a similar "drink." I just can't bring myself to make the concoction, much less actually drink it!!

Melissa -- me 2!

Ricki's mom, Rahel, & Kae Gregory -- thanks!

Maya -- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain

Muse -- miso soup sounds so good!! (...and chametzdik! I would have loved to help you use up your miso! Too bad you live so far away....)