Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Funky Monkey

I'm in a funk. I'm in an "I'm ready for school to be back in session" funk. Add on top of that my being sick and you have yourself a slightly unmotivated blogger.

I finally dragged my sorry butt into urgent care yesterday. I had been feeling at about 60% for a while but just blamed it on the hot weather and busy days. Yesterday I woke up feeling like I got hit by a mean little bacteria driving in a very large car.

So I got put into the urgent line at the urgent care because, and I'm guessing here, one of my complaints was stabbing pains in around my ribs and under my breasts. I must say that when the urgent care wants to treat urgently it really can! Who knew!

Pneumonia was ruled out but I do have an infection. Where you ask. I have no idea. The infection showed up in the blood test and that is all the doctor knows. She figures it's something gastrointestinal or something. Her words not mine.

So this little petri dish is now taking some random antibiotic that is giving me awesome stomach craps and quite potentially a body cleanse. No worries though, I will be seeing my primary care doctor on tomorrow.

Alas, I am a stay at home Mom so I get no break. Yes I plan to majorly play the martyr card. Like a bad martyr though, I totally flaked on my boys' 8am appointment at beach soccer. Seriously, there is only so much a martyr can take. Is there such thing as a lazy martyr?

Anyway, my down time is up and I have to go slather myself and the kids in sunscreen and take them to the pool. If you need me you can find me beached on the shady side. 


  1. Get well soon!

  2. Awww, fingers crossed for a quick recovery. Trying to put a 'brighter-side' spin on it, it's good to get illness out of the way before carnival :)

    By the way, what is 'urgent care' - is that a private health thing? Or just a general term?

  3. Thanks guys!

    Urgent care is basically the emergency room. In the US we have two, Urgent care for those who need to see someone but it isn't a serious emergency and the ER for the hardcore shit.

    I went to Copa D'or and they always have a varying degree of ill in their emergency waiting room, most of whom are not emergency in my opinion.

    I haven't done ER in the public system since I was pregnant with my oldest, and then I got to go to my specific public maternity hospital ER. How does the public ER system work?

  4. Rachel,

    Hope you get well soon!
    On the bright side, you have awesome Rio views and weather to enjoy while you recover...not to mention 2 super heros to keep you company!! :)


  5. Aw, feel better =(.


  6. hope you feel better soon! being sick is the pits!

  7. Yes, do get well soon Danielle. Abracos, Jim in France

  8. Mrs Rant, hope you have a fast and full recovery. We do have some nasty bugs in the tropics (that without counting the ones that hit on pregnant women - I can't get over this)

    Oh, I wish Danielle a prompted recovery also ;) (I find this quite amusing)