Quick, before I get Sidetrack'd

How to stay chilled in 100+ degree weather

Thoughtfully penned on July 21st, 2008 and generally concerning Plagues and Pestilence

Step 1 – wake up to feed baby at 2:00 am Saturday thinking you’re a bit engorged

Step 2 – after 7:00 am feeding realize that it is probably a plugged milk duct, take something for a terrible headache

Step 3 – while running errands develop body aches and flu like symptoms

Step 4 – come home and collapse from exhaustion

Step 5 – wake up approximately one hour later, with chills, take temperature, think “a fever of 102.6 is probably not good.”

Step 6 – contact doctor’s office, get diagnosis that strikes fear in the heart of nursing mothers everywhere – the dreaded “m” word – mastitis

Step 7 – immediately turn all household and child care tasks over to your wonderful husband

Step 8 – spend most of the weekend wrapped in your blanket and lying on the couch as you fight fever and infection

Yeah, that’s how I spent my weekend.  Hope yours was better!

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. my heart and mind was with you all weekend! girl, i felt for you! i am so glad you’ve been able to heal quickly. we love you and hope you continue to feel better!

  2. Poor baby!!!that’s you, not Boo….but oh how sorry we are that you have had this……..praying for your really getting over this quickly!!! and so thankful for your wonderful care-giver!!love bb and pops

  3. I sympathize. I’ve had this three times and it is not fun! Hope you recover quickly. :-)

  4. Oh, no! I hope it clears up quickly and that you are feeling much better!

  5. Oh Man. I’ve had that before, I know it’s HORRIBLE! Praying for a quick recovery now!

  6. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  7. oohh geez jana! i feel your pain (well not the EXACT pain) but being sick is AWFUL! i hope you feel better now!