Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Gosh I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired! I hate taking time off, I hate letting anyone down especially so when it’s last minute. This week however I found myself in a situation where I had no other option as my body took control.

It’s not the first time that it’s happened either – One moment I was going about my business, washing my face and from what I remember I was about to brush my teeth when there was an almighty thud – it was me … I’d passed out and I had hit the deck.…

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Under The Weather On A Weekend

The weekend has finally come around: two whole days without work, after school clubs or any commitments other than a kids party to attend. Yet here we are sofa surfing by a table laden with tissues, thermometers, Calpol and cold drinks – not exactly what we were hoping for.

Poor E has come down with what I suspect may be the flu; she has a headache, ear ache, a runny nose, a sore throat, diarrhoea and a slight temperature. Despite sitting snuggled, eyes half-open, she spent the afternoon flat out refusing to have a nap or to rest at all, as she claims not to be tired.…

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Life Ain’t No Fairytale

It’s been a total waste of a weekend, I’ve had the pleasure of contracting some virus or other which has totally knocked me, my appetite and my body for six. I somehow managed to get through a couple of bar shifts but was very firmly told to take things easy after almost passing out whilst pulling pints.

It’s only gone eight o’clock on a Sunday evening and rather than rallying around getting the kids ready for bed, tidying and organising the house ready for the week ahead as I would usually do on a Sunday I’m majorly medicated, snuggled in my duvet.…

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Less Panic More Peppa

Today has been a total wash out, E and I have spent most of the morning curled up in our jim jams following an all-nighter with the latest bug to hit the household.

It started at around 1.30am this morning when E woke coughing and unable to catch her breath. I scooped her out of bed, located her inhaler and began administering the usual calpol, cough syrup and piriton in hope that it may relieve E’s symptoms.

I was a midges doo dah away from ringing an ambulance as each time E coughed she would become breathless and panicked. She wasn’t the only one that was panicking!…

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