I've had a dreadful end to 2016 and an equally horrid start to 2017. In the week before Xmas (which was the week of my show), Xander got tonsilitis, Josh and I both got a viral infection, Mum got a chest infection, and my Grom fell and broker her hip. Things were just starting to get better, and Grom got home last Friday, but Josh had a relapse of his virus last week (he's fine again now), and now I have a full on nasty bout of flu. Spent Monday in hospital on a drip getting fluids into me because it was impossible to swallow, which wasn't pleasant. I'm home again now, but haven't had much sleep over the last three or four days, so I feel exhausted, and am in a lot of pain, both in my throat, and all my bones and joints, and general headachy-ness. Dale was able to take a few days off work to deal with everything, but he had to go back today (if he doesn't work, we don't eat - LOL!). Fortunately, he was able to refuse overtime and will be home shortly after lunch to take over. Mum can't come and help either, as she's had to move in with Grom till she gets back on her feet properly (which could be several months). She feels horribly guilty, even though I keep telling her there's absolutely no need to - it can't be helped - just a run of bad luck, is all! Ah well, things can only get better, right?
I'm on bed rest as much as possible, getting as much fluid into me as a can, and eating what I can (mostly soup, and soft things like mashed veg and pasta). I've had to cry off rehearsals for the panto for the next week or two, but at least we've only just begun rehearsing, and the show isn't till Easter (I'm playing Puss in a panto of Puss in Boots), but I'm also having to miss the Infusion Belated Xmas Party (the company that did The Magic Toy Box that I was in the week before Xmas) - I'm gutted at having to miss that - I was really looking forward to it!
Ah well, all the more time for reading (when my brain fog and headache lifts enough to allow it), and watching movies. The boys are both being good and helping as much as they can, and Dale is a total star. <3