Too much stress

December 23, 2008 at 12:47 pm

[QUOTE=ConnorZmom]I went to the local urgent care b/c I’ve been feeling yucky, feverish…VERY sore neck glands…started yest afternoon. Fever going up…102 at the dr tonite.
They swabbed me and I have strep. Hubby had it a few weeks ago.
I cannot beleive this. As I type, I feel so crummy that all I can do is cry.
I prayed all the way home. I got a shot of antibiotics.

I never ask for me…but this time I have to. Please pray that God will give me the strength to do what I need to do in the next few days and that I get better faster than a speeding bullet.
I know hubby will help me…but, I need to do this. I have to be well.
We are so tired of it all…I know I am. I’m losing my will to even care!
And you all know, I’m not like that.


Hi Stacey,
Now is the time to evaluate what is important during this Christmas season. I would say the most important thing is that you take care of yourself. And that you aren’t feeling miserable due to all the expectations that society puts on people during the holidays. Even if the presents aren’t wrapped, that’s okay. You can have them set aside and stuffed into pillow cases or bags and just sit down with the family and pass them out one by one–make a little fun thing out of it. The kids will understand and they would rather have you rested and happy versus everything being picture perfect. You can have hubby cook the mashed potatoes today and put them in casserole to heat with the turkey, same with pre-cooking any veggie dishes–just have him fix one at a time a put them in the fridge to re-heat on Christmas Day. Things don’t need to be perfect. Time to delegate and rest, rest, rest. I know you are sick of being sick, but things will get better only if you slow things down. Bundle up in your bed or on the sofa, and delegate little things that need to be done. I feel so badly for you Stacey, but like I say things don’t need to be perfect. It is more important that you and the family are together versus having a picture perfect Christmas.