Sick

Ugh. I was hoping I’d be over this dang cold by now, but I’m not. I don’t feel as awful as yesterday, thank goodness, so at least we are having progress. I started feeling a bit crummy on Saturday afternoon while Troy and I were at the aquarium and by the time we got done there and started scoping out the outdoor water show (like at the Bellagio, but on a smaller scale), I knew I was getting what Troy had.

On Tuesday, Troy came home and said he wasn’t feeling so well. Apparently, one of the girls at work had been sick and he, along with a bunch of other co-workers, caught it from her. And then a few days later, I caught it from him. Thanks, Anna. -.-

Troy was out of work on Wednesday and Thursday. Poor guy. He just felt so awful. He slept pretty much half of Wednesday and spent the other half either laying on the couch watching movies or trying to edit photos. That guy seriously has an addiction to photo editing. He ended up going to bed around 8:30-9:00 and I was up until around 1:00am. Same thing on Thursday. Well, except for him sleeping half the day. He felt a bit better and we needed some things at the store, so he drove me to the store. On Monday last week I had thought I could carry all the groceries we needed, but I didn’t think about how much they would weigh and I ended up hurting my back. Our rice ended up getting ruined on Tuesday and Troy didn’t want me carrying a bag of rice home from the store, so he went to the store with me so he could carry the rice. We drove by another store on the way home and I asked if I could run inside and grab some stuff. It’s the store that has all of the gluten-free stuff and we were out of some of the things we needed. He stayed in the car because he was too worn out to walk around anymore and I think I did my fastest shopping trip ever. lol. He went back to bed when we got home and slept for a while.

He went to work on Friday, but I thought he should have taken another day off. He said he was feeling mostly better, but you could still tell he wasn’t 100%. I guess he was feeling kinda how I’m feeling today. Just really worn out, a little achy and a bit of a headache. Nothing compared to the past two days. I barely got off the couch Sunday or most of yesterday.

Troy was so sweet on Sunday. He brought me blankets and pillows and orange juice. I’d made him a version of chicken noodle soup (chicken, broth, celery, carrots, rice and gluten-free noodles) while he was sick and he warmed me up a couple bowls of it through out the day. During the afternoon, he asked me come watch him play video games. I don’t know what it is, but he likes me to watch him play his games, so I watch sometimes. The last game he played was kinda boring to watch, but the one he’s playing now, Arkham City, is pretty interesting. I like Batman. lol. Troy brought me pillows and my blanket so I could lay on the couch in there and every time I sniffled (felt like it, anyways) he asked me if I was okay and if I needed anything. It was really sweet.

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone take that much care of me while I’m sick. Well, aside from my mom. Guy-wise. It’s strange to me because the thing I’m used to when I’m sick is that I get left alone. My ex-husband would just play his video games the entire day and guys I’ve dated usually don’t come over.

I remember the first time I was sick after I met Troy. I think it was a few days after we met or the weekend after. He had wanted to hang out, but I didn’t feel well, so I told him no. We talked on the phone for a little while and he kept saying he was going to bring me dinner. I kept telling him no and he would say okay, but then he asked me if I’d be mad if he still brought me dinner. He ended up showing up at my house with some lozenges and a can of Progresso tomato soup, one of my favorites. lol. He had me lay on the couch while he warmed it up and then we watched a movie while I ate the soup and he raided my fridge. It makes me smile when I think about that day. I had to make a cheesecake for a dinner party we were both going to the next day, so he helped me make it after the movie. It was fun. I really enjoyed that evening with him.

About a month after we met I had kidney stones and he was pretty good then, too. He wanted me to come over to his house so he could take care of me while he worked on some stuff on his computer, but I was in too much pain to drive. So he came over and picked me up so I could rest at his house. I’d wanted him to stay at my house so I didn’t have to go anywhere, but he figured I was just going to sleep and he wouldn’t have anything to do at my house while I slept and he didn’t want to leave me by myself. So, he carted me off to his house and I watched movies on his couch and dozed a bit while he programmed stuff.

Yesterday, he wasn’t here to take care of me, so I just laid on the couch most of the day. I started feeling better in the afternoon and decided I could clean the house a bit. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a hard time just sitting around and doing nothing all day long. I feel like the most lazy person on the planet. So, I threw in a load of laundry and washed the dishes. Partway through washing the dishes, I started feeling like crap again. I decided to take a shower after doing the dishes and while the water was warming up, I decided it wouldn’t take too much energy to clean the bathrooms. lol. I got out of the shower and was setting things up to start cooking dinner when Troy got home. He gave me a weird look and asked me what I was doing and I told him I was getting ready to cook dinner. He shook his head and told me I didn’t need to cook dinner and went to change out of his work clothes. When he came back and I was still in the kitchen, he told me I really didn’t need to cook dinner and he started getting stuff out to make dinner. So, I went back and laid on the couch.

Today, I think I’m going to just rest and hopefully get over this thing. I told Troy I was probably going to go back to bed after he left (I make breakfast for him every day before he goes to work) and he said that’s exactly what he would be doing, so I should do that.

Speaking of breakfast. He got up 20 minutes early yesterday to make his own breakfast so I wouldn’t have to. His clattering around the kitchen woke me up and I went out there to find him making a grand old mess. lol. He told me to go back to bed, but I just sat at the bar and watched him cook. So, he made me some eggs, too.

I really hope today is the last day of this thing. I bet I wouldn’t have had it this long if we hadn’t been out wandering around in the rain on Saturday night. Oh well. At least we were having fun and I have a great guy who has been taking good care of me when he’s here. Not sure if I’ll sleep all day, but I do think I will take a nap after I finish writing this.