betrayed by my immune system on Friday...

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
betrayed by my immune system on Friday...
Fri, 12-20-2013 - 10:22am

I definitely have a suppressed immune system...with the stress of my employer changes, I am now sick with a cold.  Bah Humbug!  All I want for Christmas is a supercharged immune system!  :)  I was too exhausted to go to my salsa class last night, and, now, I feel too sick to go to yoga.  I have entirely too much cleaning and preparation for my family coming in in two days.  So, here I sit, eating soup, making chicken soup on the stove, watching TV.  I have got to get going!  Ah, well, rest and recover for me today, along with some light housework and giftwrapping.

Be safe, everyone.  We have freezing rain for the next two days, followed by snow.  My poor family flying in will be late with plane delays, but at least we will be together with my mom next week.  :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 12-20-2013 - 1:40pm

FSN, so sorry to hear about your cold!  Bummer.  Next time you see your doc, ask them to check your IGg levels.  I'll bet you have a version of what I had.  

I went out with DH for a quick errand this morning and am going to rest this afternoon.  I did some cleaning this morning because we have people coming over tonight.  We're going to our favorite fancy restaurant with three of our friends and that is our xmas gift to ourselves and each other.  Our friends are coming over for a drink beforehand.  OP made DH these spherical ice cubes with a special mold he got so the pre-dinner drinks is a chance for him to give them to DH.  Apparently, they had a conversation about hwo to make spherical ice cubes at some point.  Boys.  Wink  No other plans this weekend but we might catch a movie.  I didn't want to make plans until I knew how I was feeling.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2013
Fri, 12-20-2013 - 5:14pm
Oh, that's frustrating! Sorry you're feeling stressed *and* sick. Sometimes you just have to give your body what it needs and let your brain and body rest. Hard to do this time of year, for sure...especially for women! Sounds like you'll still get some things done, so that's encouraging. Wishing you both a safe and joyful Christmas with your families.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 12-20-2013 - 5:48pm
FSN, take care of yourself. Gymrat, fancy ice sounds fun...and makes me wn't a martini...and I don't even drink martinis.....I had a productive day...I needed to have blood work done a part of my annual insurance changes Jan 1 so I wanted to do it before year end, but I had to fast for 12 hours...which is remarkably hard to do the time I get home and est it is often 9:00 pm, and most days my work meetings start at 8:30....but last night I went to see/hear one of my cousin's children sing The Messiah so we ate at 6:30...a remarkably good production..high shool kids but adult soloists and evidently 'alumni' come to see every year. 'some of them were older than you Aunty!'. ancient people...I made myself not eat when I got home so even though I was hungry all night, I got ithe blood tests done. And i have the results already....I did some shopping, met another cousin's child at the airport and put him on a bus, and then went to the gym and swam 100 laps. I will go to Zumba tomorrow and swim Dunday to give some structure to the days....add in a little cooking and a mani- pedi and the weekend will be over. I've decided to just embrace my sadness..I ate chips and ice cream for dinner...I wish I could say it didn't make me feel better...but it actually did...have restful weekends everyone!