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Thank GOD for those antibiotics. I feel *almost* back to normal now. It got pretty hairy this morning, and I was seriously concerned for my health. These meds are KILLER strong, and I will take them until I run out. No more "stop when you feel good".

I was able to finally wrap a ton of presents, curl ribbons, make bows and do what has needed to be done for a good week. It's the first time I've felt up to it. I think the antibiotics had an affect on my lungs (pneumonia) too. It feels SO GOOD to feel good. People take it for granted when they wake up, jump out of bed and start their day without pain, without worrying about time restraints due to your disability. I'm here to tell all those who read this and DON'T suffer from the type maladies I do to consider your good health as the best Christmas gift you could ever have.

I've tried not to dwell on my parent's death this Christmas, but it's not working. :( I absolutely feel disjointed and...unattached to a "core family" anymore. I don't have one, period. When my father and mother died, I knew that would be the end of my "family". This is so disheartening. I would give anything to have just one more day with them.

No, no, this isn't turning into an emo post, and I'm really doing well NOT feeling sorry for myself. It is what it is, and I can't change the peripherals of what's going on in my life. So I need to accept the bad along with the good as part of simply who I am.

I hope tomorrow I still feel this well. I need to start preparing to cook Christmas dinner (I know...early, but I have a /lot/ to make). So I'll make trips to first, Rugged Wearhouse (and maybe Steinmart) and then, Publix. I'm gonna cop out on the meat, and get something pre-cooked. One of the girls having dinner with us is almost a vegetarian, and will only eat fowl amd fish. So this should be an interesting Christmas dinner Imma cookin'.

I'm just glad I lived through the tooth thing. For real, tho.


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Dec. 23rd, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
i hope those meds kick the ass of johnerica, and trust me, you have more reason to post an "emo" post than most of the people that i know, and it never stops them.

i can't imagine what this holiday time of the year must be like for you having lost both of your parents.

a vegetarian who eats cheekin and fish? bah. tell em they need to become a REAL hardcore veggitarian and just eat DIRT. no ham, no fowl, joe
Dec. 23rd, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
The fall of the johanaerica empire is occurring. :>

She's never said she's a vegetarian; she just doesn't eat a lot of meat. :>

I'm going to "pretend" it's just another day. If I can.
Dec. 23rd, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you are feeling better. :)

((hugs you))
Dec. 23rd, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie :) *hugs back*
Dec. 23rd, 2007 10:05 am (UTC)
Phew, the wonderful relief of NO PAIN! Or at least, manageable pain. Can you imagine a world without effective antibiotics?

(No, don't start thinking that, it's already happening over here with MRSA endemic in hospitals and resistance to antibiotics becoming common)

I have to get started on Christmas dinner tomorrow, too - at least take the goose out of the freezer and assemble the veggies, and find some sort of dessert. Hmmmmm.... I'm sure I have an ancient Christmas pud somewhere in the back of the cupboard... the girls will be happy with baked apples and icecream, really.
Dec. 23rd, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)
I have a REAL HIGH tolerance to antibiotics, so I have to take the highest level when I'm really sick.

Baked apples and icecream! Yum. We're having a couple of different pies, but I have a yummy pineapple casserole that would be as tasty (or more!) as baked apples with icecream on it. :) I debated over desserts, and left that up to someone else. Maybe I will make something. I like making sweets :)
Dec. 23rd, 2007 10:41 am (UTC)
I've kinda got out of the habit of making desserts in recent months, but I'll shove a bit of mincemeat in with the apples to make it Christmassy. And buy some really good-quality vanilla icecream. No heavy cream this year... nobody really likes it that much, it's darn expensive, and it upsets my system because I feel conscientiously obliged to consume it.
Dec. 23rd, 2007 10:46 am (UTC)
Are you lactose intolerant? That's not good, if you force yourself to eat it!

Vanilla is my favorite, despite all 75382578295789 other flavors of ice cream now available. No sense in busying up an already fine, yummy product! lol :) And of course, this now reminds me of my dad, who had an old-fashioned ice cream maker. He used to make the BEST vanilla ice cream ever. :(
Dec. 23rd, 2007 10:50 am (UTC)
I dunno about lactose intolerant. Fine with milk, yoghurt, cheese... it's just the fat content of cream that does for me. Never did like cream as a kid, which was a problem when living in New Zealand that has the BEST dairy products in the world... ah well. I'd better get moving. Need to get icecream before rehearsal.... ach can't do that, will strong-arm daughter into buying some while she's shopping in town.
Dec. 23rd, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
Maybe it's just too rich for ya. I make a white mushroom sauce when I grill steaks that is OUT OF THIS WORLD. I use heavy cream when I do it (but it also has white cooking sherry and other things, too, to water it down). I don't use cream often.

You're SOOOOOO lucky to have a daughter who drives!!! LOL. I can't wait until mine is old enough to make store trips!
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Dec. 24th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
It's all still too new for me, and I can't...those things just aren't sticking for me now. This is going to take time. I did lost both in a matter of weeks, and it just happened this year. So it's hard :(
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