Thursday morning, I left home for an appointment in Claxton, and I was feeling fine. I returned home with a fever of 104.2, MAJOR chills, severe headache, and nausea. I went straight to bed and had Laura bring me 4 ibuprofen and something to drink. At 1:30PM, my temp was still 103.8. I called Mike to come home from work and called the doctor's office. They told me to get there as soon as I could. The flu and strep tests were negative, so we were thinking that I had picked up a virus somewhere. They gave me a shot of Phenergan to control the nausea. I called Mrs. Dorothy to let her know that she may have to find someone else to fill in as Mary.
I woke up yesterday morning and knew that I did NOT have a virus. I knew exactly what was causing everything. I have mastitis in my left breast. Can I say... OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I called the doctor's office, and they called the pharmacy for antibiotics. Have I told you how much I love my doctor's office? Everyone there is just awesome. I was relieved to know that I didn't have a virus, b/c that meant I wasn't contagious. I have been looking forward to this weekend since I got the call to play Mary and Jonathan play Baby Jesus for First Baptist Church in the 'Boro. I was so disappointed to think that I might not be able to do it. I called Mrs. Dorothy to say that if I could keep my fever and pain down to a manageable level I would be there. God is so good, b/c I was able to break my fever and keep the pain minimal. It didn't start back until after the presentation was over. Thank you God for Your touch.
This morning has been pretty rough. The fever is almost gone, but the pain isn't. I think this has been the worst so far. It hurts to move. I am typing this and trying my best to only move my hands. The little ones don't understand why I won't let them near me, but I would cry if they bumped me. I'm praying that the pain will lessen as the day goes on. I know I have wonderful people praying for me.
Well, my pain meds are kicking in and I think I am going to crawl in bed for a bit. Love ya bunches!