Shann, you need to take care of yourself!!! Whether Becky or I gave you a buggie or somebody else, please please please sleep it away! I feel so much better after sleeping the whole weekend.
Holly, yes, the diet and mega loads of vitamins I take every day most likely has a lot to do with my general healthiness. This is the first time I've been sick at all (other than a random ear infection) in over a year and a half. And I kicked it by sleeping, tons of extra vitamin C & D, and this combo of OTC's: 1 generic Allegra (fexofenadine HCl), 1 generic Sudafed 12-HR (pseudoephedrine HCl), 1 Mucinex-D 12-HR (has cough suppressant & expectorant), Ibuprofen 800mg every 6 hours, and Fisherman's Friend cough drops (pretty much pure menthol) all night long while working. No coughing fits all over my patients, I kept my voice, and an additional cough drop while sleeping kept me breathing through my nose almost the whole time. I have friends who say they don't like to take drugs for anything. I kinda get it. But frankly I'd rather breathe when I'm sick, and get better faster, than be miserable for two weeks. So there's my secret power combo. I took it three days straight (only during the day because they'll keep you awake), and one extra day of the Allegra/Sudafed to ward off ear infections. Oh, and the vitamin C: 3000mg; vitamin D: 25,000iu.
I just missed being the nurse for my delivery yesterday morning because the doctor told me to stop pushing for 20 minutes while she was on her way. I stayed a few minutes over so I could watch, but I was pretty bummed to miss out being the official nurse.
There still would have been time for her to gown up and catch the baby if we'd kept pushing. It's just frustrating to be there all night and do all that work and then miss the payoff at the end. Sigh. And better than my last delivery where the poor mom had a great labor and delivery, but tore a 4th degree and it took over an hour to repair.
Anyways, better luck tonight if I work. I want to work, but it's been a while since I got standby and I keep expecting them to call me and cut my hours. Although I did a preliminary estimation of our taxes and it looks like we'll get a refund. I wasn't sure what to expect because we paid last year, so I was preparing to save up to pay again. Ryan wants to use the money to move. We're pretty far out from my job, and all the shopping stuff and gym is closer to my work. The only things we have here is our church & my massage therapist. And our dentist & eye doctor, but it's not like we see them too often. I intentionally got a chiropractor closer to work because we were intending to move sometime this spring/summer. We'll have to have enough for deposit & first month's rent, the cost of renting a trailer to tow our stuff with the car (I think only $20-30/day with UHaul), the cost of having someone move our fridge, and the cost of a new futon because Ryan hates our couch and wants to get a futon instead. And the TIME it takes to do all this, and to find the right place. I like our place now but it is in the ghetto, let's be real. Last summer someone dumped a bag of poop in the alley by our gated parking. It was hot outside. And it smelled. For WEEKS. Not wanting to deal with that again. But I'll miss our ocean views.
Okay, time to wind down. Have a massage at 2pm, so I have to get up by 1pm. Which means I need to get to bed by 7am at the latest if I want decent sleep. I already sneaked in 3 hours on the couch.