moodyThe moodiest ‘I’m fed up of feeling ill’ kinda picture I could find. 

So, I’m not usually one to throw a pity party in real life or online but you know what, I’m about to and it’s going to be a full on get your freak on’ pity RAVE, so I understand if you have another, non-whiney sweet as pie blog to hit right now and will kindly bid you goodbye… But if you can’t look away, here it is: this last month has been one loooong viral/antibacterial hot mess of illness in this house. As you can imagine, it’s all been rather rubbish.

We’re USUALLY pretty healthy for the most part as a toddler/5 year old in the same house as adults go, but alas the winter bugs have gotten to us all, taking their evil hold.

Collectively this is the run-down so far-

Wow, this is depressing-

Me-a 4 week water infection that just would not go. It literally laughed in the face of antibiotics for 4 whole weeks. Tears, pain, nightmares and then fatigue from all the meds I hate to take.

I actually had a horror of a water infection when pregnant with my second child and according to the doctor, once they hit you hard, they’ll be back again for more. Nice.

Kids-Colds, croup for my toddler (awful, steroids twice), no sleep for any of us for what felt like 10 years which in reality was 5 nights. I’m 34 and now look 79.

What’s 8 hours, what’s freakin’ 4?

Another cold for the husband and I-reaction to 4 weeks of antibiotics and no sleep respectively, no doubt.

Oh and PMT (for me, not the husband, that would just be weird) and deadlines, and work and literally one day of good health that saw me in London only to return to us all being ill again, like some evil roundabout of sickness where my one day off was punished with a doubly crap bout of cold.

Oh and today my kid accidentally dropped the heaviest book in the world (War and Peace or the Guinness World Records 1999) on my nose amidst all that shizzle, so I have a swollen nozzle to add to the mix and a big black mark slap bang in the centre. Beautiful.

At least this happened after a home decor shoot I had today. Small silver linings and all that jazz.

Oh and it bloody hurt. I might have cried. Twice.

So happiness all round as you can see.

Frankly, we are utterly, thoroughly sick of these b******* bugs (sorry Mum, I’ve used asterisks, it was the alliteration that made me) .

I just want sunshine and smiley children. I want the never-ending deadlines I’m struggling with due to all of the above, to simply disappear. I want the snivelling, coughing and dribbling to stop. OK no one’s dribbling but I needed a third cold-induced verb and my writer’s brain hurts.

Above all, I’d like my old nose back.

Is that too much to ask?

I’m sick of these bugs. Sick, sick, sick.

If you’re still here, reading this, I’m sorry.

Normal, joyful, positive service will resume again tomorrow.

Providing I’ve had some sleep. And cake. And a new nose.

 

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51 Responses

  1. Adventures of a Novice Mum

    So glad to finally be here to re-add my comment; it’s taken me a few weeks. I know you’re feeling much better now, but I wanted to say that we’re all allowed to moan when we’re not well. Incredible the value of good health, hey! Also, to say how well you write, even when you’re not well!. Take care and all the best with everything.
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much, yes we are all better now finally, thanks and thank you for your lovely compliment, means a lot x

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  2. brummymummyof2

    I have been ill now for a fortnight. AND I AM FED UP TOO!!!!! IT SUCKS. Urgh. Overtime I think I am better? I realise I am not. I’m going to have wine tonight to cheer me up x

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  3. Caro | The Twinkles Momma

    Do you know what? I’ve just had to stop myself from writing a similar post!!! I am FED UP to the back teeth of germs and illness. I wish they would all just JOG. ON.

    We’ve had a similar run — my daddy in hospital over Christmas, then my nana, then the twins with coughs, colds, laryngitis, tummy bugs (which they then kindly pass to me and their dad) and finally my boy with pneumonia. In the 20 years we’ve been together I have never seen him this ill for this long. Bleurgh. Be gone germs. I’ve had enough. Hope you’re all feeling better soon X #BrillBlogPosts

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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    • honestmum

      Urgh you poor guys, it’s relentless isn’t it. We are now all better finally. Wishing you all a speedy recovery, totally empathise. Much love xxx

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  4. casey grice

    I loved every thing about this. There’s a difference between pesimistic whining and a good humored rant session. Ive always said that it’s okay to complain if you’re making people smile in the process. Hope this upcoming month is much more pleasant… #brilliantblogposts

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  5. Debbie

    Hi Vicki, I love the honesty in your post. It just shows you are only human too and I am sure there are many parents who can relate to your post this week.

    We’ve been hit by winter bugs these past couple of weeks too and it’s been nasty, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel and spring is literally around the corner, which makes everything seem so much better.

    I hope you all get bug free soon and go on to have a healthy rest of the year!

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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much darling, I most definitely am human hehe and I cannot wait for these bugs to leave this little family of mine, we are so ready for sunshine, thanks for your kind words x

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  6. Merlinda Little ( @pixiedusk)

    We are sick here too since Monday! Me with fever and my son with tummy bug. Imagine half term just staying indoor??!! We are feeling wee bit better but I still cry on wasted school break =( #brillblogposts

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    • honestmum

      Oh no, awful isn’t it but yes I agree, not happy we are all ill over half term. We’re on the mend but not 100%. Get well soon you guys x

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  7. Susan Mann

    Oh Hon I hear you. I am feeling exactly the same. I hope your little ones are on the mend. We are on our second bout of illness, third for Aria. Big hugs and hope you are all on the mend xx

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    • honestmum

      Oh no, just so awful when the little ones are ill, hope Aria is better soon and you all feel well again, awful time of year, hugs x

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  8. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    Oh I am totally with you on this, we have been ill all winter it seems, I rattle as I walk due to the amount of antibiotics I have had to take over the last couple of months!
    I hope we all get better soon and I can’t wait for the spring.

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  9. Emma

    You poor things, send lots of get well vibes your way. There are so many bugs around at the moment I can’t wait for Spring to come x

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  10. Renee @ Mummy Tries

    I’ve been meaning to comment on this for over 24 hours now… Really hope things are on the up and you got another nights sleep. Our planets have clearly been aligning because, well you know we’ve been in the wars here too! Fingers crossed that spring will bring happy days all round xxxxx

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    • honestmum

      Oh much love to you sweetie, we are just coming out the other end now and all feeling better but wow what a month for us all, sending healing vibes to you all too. Yay for spring x

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  11. Vanessa

    I have escaped … Totally agree and sick of illness… Sat in sunshine in sharm el sheik x

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  12. Katie @mummydaddyme

    Hope you feel better soon Vicki- I feel entirely the same, I am feeling rotten tonight, with a cold and sore throat, so am off up to bed- the earliest in such a long time. xx

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  13. Fiona @ Free Range Chick

    I think you should do pity-parties more often – you actually write pretty amusingly on the back of them. (Sorry – I’m an ex-nurse, and we have dark humour). That said, I totally sympathise. I think it gets to the end of winter and you just literally want the end of it to be here so you can get topped up on vitamin D and feel wonderful again.

    You know how much I feel for you with the water infections et al… (Been there, worn the hospital name-tag). Sick husbands are equally as tiresome – they’re usually the physically strong, so they don’t cope well with illness. Get well soon Peter. The kids, the poor kids. Mine both had d&v last week, as you know. It has really knocked Fraser for six – he still isn’t eating properly, and my goodness that kid can eat!

    Your nose – yeh, I can imagine there’d be tears. Passing you a virtual ice pack and some ibuprofen.

    I’m just gonna end with a big ‘get well soon’ and a virtual cuddle. Mwah xxx

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    • honestmum

      Aw thanks beautiful, hehe, it was meant to be funny too so glad that came across, maybe pity parties are the way forward for me! Hope your gorgeous lot are better too, we are coming out the other end of it all now thankfully and it feels good. Big hugs x

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  14. Ricky @ The Skint Dad Blog

    Oh it’s absolutely horrible to be ill isn’t it. My daughter Chloe has a constant runny nose at the moment. Being someone who doesn’t like to spend much money, I wrote a post on homemade remedies which you can check out here: http://moneyaware.co.uk/2014/12/homemade-cold-cough-flu-remedies/

    There is a really simple honey, ginger and lemon tea recipe which Naomi swears by.

    Ricky x

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  15. Ebabee

    Oh no! Poor you babe… does not sound like fun. I hope you’re all better very soon and get some sleep! I couldn’t help but laugh at some of the stuff – that last line about the new nose! Hysterical. xx

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    • honestmum

      Baha aw wanted to add a bit a humour to it all chick. Nozzer is so sore Nomita but it’s not broken and will recover, my sleep-addled brain might never recover x

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  16. Izzie Anderton

    Here’s hoping that you’re taking it easy over half-term and finding some time to recuperate! You’re allowed the odd ranty blog once in a while especially when life’s dealing so many cruel blows at once. Get well soon x

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    • honestmum

      Oh thanks hun, it’s OK, we all slept well and are feeling better and brighter today thanks. Going out with one of my oldest girlfriends for dinner tonight and we’ve all had a lovely day! Yay for a positive outlook, thanks for baring with my rant x

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  17. Marta @petiteraisin.ca

    Sounds like you’re allowed a blog post vent, or 20! How are you holding it together!? You’re clearly a strong lil mama – I’m sure you look fabulous and not 79, I can’t even picture you not looking like your hot self.

    Well wishes your way, H.M.

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    • honestmum

      Haha aw thanks darling, I look and feel tired but I am a strong Mama and we all got to sleep last night thanks sweetie so life feels better today. Thanks for your lovely comment, means a lot x

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  18. OneDadOneBlog

    Ha! I hear you Honest Mummy!

    Wrote a similar post on my blog the other day about waving goodbye to our immune systems the moment we had children.

    I think its something that gets sucked out of you somehow along with the ability to fight off bugs. Feels like a long horrible merry go round that we can’t get off in our house at the moment as the bugs keep playing pass the parcel.

    Hears to the lighter nights and spring coming soon, with it some bug free periods… and of course some much needed sleep!

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    • honestmum

      Oh it’s rubbish isn’t it Jim, sorry you guys are going through it too, let’s hope the bug party ends soon, I’m tired!

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  19. Amy

    Oh bless you honey, can completely empathise as we have been sick on and off since Christmas it’s so awful isn’t it. The older two kids are not so bad but my littlest one who had never been ill before has been suffering terribly. It’s so hard motivating yourself to get everything done isn’t it? I started the year with so many good intentions that have fallen by the wayside and that makes me feel even more rubbish. OMG I just had my very own pity party-that was cathartic. Well to sum up I feel ya girl and bring on sunnier times, amen to that! Feel better hun xxx

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    • honestmum

      Sometimes girlfriend we all need a pity party and you’ve helped me feel I’m not alone, it’s all so draining isn’t it. The sun is out today though and I’m feeling more positive, sleep last night has helped. Hope you guys and we are all back to ourselves soon xx

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  20. Sian

    Oh Vicki – that’s a lot to manage! Hoping for an outbreak of wellness in the Honest Mum household soon. Go easy on yourself, you probably need some downtime to repair and recharge.

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    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, I’ve had time off, quite a bit this month. I schedule in advance on quite a lot so might not seem like it. Thank goodness for half term and some down time although must say, we all slept last night (right after I blogged that) and we are feeling brighter and better today x

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  21. The Reading Residence

    Oh, this does sound horrible. I do yearn for the summer, too, when the bugs seem to disappear for a while. We’ve been struck by croup twice here and I do hate it. Hoping you’re all feeling better soon x

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  22. Ciara (My Fussy Eater)

    Oh you poor thing. That would be enough to send anyone mad. We’ve been plagued with bug after bug in our house since about November. The kids just seem to pass them back and forth to eachother. But Spring is just around the corner so fingers crossed you will all be back to excellent health soon xx

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  23. LucyBishop

    Oh your poor poppets! I totally sympathise! We’ve had Bert in hospital for 5 days followed by 5 days of daily visits for his IV antibiotics, and it was hell. On top of that i also had PMT and my back was dreadful the whole time due to no sleep/constant standing and sleeping on a crap fold out camp bed in the hospital – plus I already have 3 slipped discs in my back to contend with. It’s so horrible when it feels like it’s just one thing after the other….croup must have been just dreadful – I hope he’s all better now? And your poor beautiful nose!!! *hugs* xxx

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    • honestmum

      Oh no hun, that is just awful how is Bert now, what a terrible time you’ve all been having. Relentless. Everyone is much better here thanks, nose is now red and healing (ha) and fingers crossed this is the end of all these bugs for you guys and us. Sending huge hugs chick xxx

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  24. Mel

    Oh Vicki,
    I’m so sorry you’ve all been under the weather. It sounds truly awful. It’s bad enough when you’re not well for a week, but a month… loads of smoothies and vitamins for all of you. xxx

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