For those of you who don't already know. I've been very sick. For nearly the last two weeks I have had an intermittent fever, sweating, swollen glands, bloating, heartburn and a pain in my side that hurt when I breathed in too much. I couldn't really eat, well, actually didn't really have the appetite anyway, and just generally felt like sleeping all the time. Was it mono? Was it a bad flu? What was going on? Without insurance or a way to pay the hefty tag, it was hard to tell. But sick as I was and as worried as Mom got. She took me to Instacare. $250 later and a whole lot of blood tests revealed no mono, strep, pregnancy, hepatitis. Blood count was good, blood pressure good. All in all I was a bill of health...hmmm. Then the doctor came in, poked around my stomache a bit and told me I have gastritis and an ulcer. "But what about the flu-like symptoms? The fever that comes and goes, the fatigue, the swollen glands?" I asked. "My guess, it's the flu on top of everything else. And I'll bet you have a lot of stress in your life".
Umm, oh yeah.
I realize from the prognosis how much stress I have in my life. Lately I feel all I've been doing is chasing wind mills. My first possible paying client never paid, it's been a month and a half and I have to take it to collections now. I'm trying to run my own business. One thing after another has come up to make that process a lot more slow than anticipated. My parents are in town. I can't keep up with the yard work and house cleaning all on my own. I found a good deal on a sno shack, thought I could run it but it's not up to health code (I need four sinks, not three for some reason). I tried to sell it but it's too late in the season. I'm still trying to get over my ex-boyfriend (who lives three blocks away and has a new girlfriend - which, according to his stupid friend T-bone, has a way more awesome body than me. Great!). Oh, and my super-conservative ultra-religious parents are in town way longer than expected. Ya, way too much stress.