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Newbabynewmum Sat 23-Jul-11 21:05:38

It's utterly rubbish as a single mum. Ugh. Thank god I only have one DD. Although she's ill too.

Not a big rant. But still not happy. If anyone wants to deliver me some beechams and man-sized tissues thatd be great!

WibblyBibble Sat 23-Jul-11 22:32:06

It is really horrible, isn't it? I got a vomiting/really high fever thing when dd2 was younger- literally had to crawl out of bed to do things in house. Luckily she didn't get it (yay breastfeeding antibodies, or something), but I dread anything like that happening again. It's completely miserable. Have you got local friends who can come round with tissues/meds and maybe some soup for you?

Newbabynewmum Sat 23-Jul-11 22:45:14

I'm very bad at asking for help, far too proud or something I don't know. I'll probably have to just get over it and ask tomorrow though like you say. I need to accept that my house is a tip for a few days too, I swear the dirty washing is breeding!

Nice to know someone knows what I mean about it though smile bloody rubbish!

TheFrogs Sat 23-Jul-11 22:56:22

It is crap. About two months ago I started getting leg pains, now i'm at the point where I can't sleep for it, legs wont work properly (i'm stumbling around like a drunk, and keep tipping over!). It has spread to my arms in the last two weeks, joint pain, weakness. My house it a shit tip and I can't do anything about it at present...bloody frustrating. Do my kids have any sympathy? Do they bugger, they think i'm attention seeking and laugh at me "walking funny". Hoping that my blood tests this week will reveal something and I can get back on track! Gp suspects some vit def so hopefully easily remedied. I wont be forgetting it though.....[evil laugh]

KangarooCaught Sat 23-Jul-11 23:08:04

all hail the decongestant tablets

i confess to grabbing some duvet time when the youngest has the daytime nap and the other two are 'treated' to a DVD (or two) and sweets

needs must sometimes

changeforthebetter Sat 23-Jul-11 23:12:52

It is really the pits. Mine are older so a bit more understanding (but not that much hmm). Today I felt better so I got to ..... throw out the food bought for the week which I was too ill to cook... tah-dah!! Great stuff, wasted money, wasted food and effort buying the stuff. I hate being ill as an LP and because of my stress levels I have had 3 bouts of proper needing to be in bed illness since becoming an LP. I was rarely ill before sad <<wanders off to google immune-boosting thingummies>>

TheFrogs Sat 23-Jul-11 23:35:44

oh wouldn't it be lovely to have just an hour to be ill with no demands, no worries and no guilt for planting them in front of a tv! grin

Newbabynewmum Sun 24-Jul-11 12:19:42

I've been to the shops. Got some healthy food mainly biscuits and chocolate. Now to persuade my 10mo DD it'll be fun to just hang out at home. She's started walking. Good. But I need a quiet day!! Hope you all feel ok and have nice Sunday's x

happybubblebrain Mon 25-Jul-11 20:55:54

It's horrible trying to take care of a child when you are ill. Getting through the day feels impossibe. I got ill once and decided not to bother again. Nobody came to my rescue, nobody seemed to care. So now I just ignore the bugs and back pains and carry on as if I'm fine and deny, deny, deny that I'm feeling under the weather. I think if I ever got some time to stop and relax years of illnesses might all catch up with me. I hope you feel better soon. smile

gillybean2 Mon 25-Jul-11 21:31:19

I was very ill one year, started on boxing day so I wasn't missed at work and no school run to worry about. I barely got out of bed for the three worst days of it. Ds helped himself to cereal and xmas chocolates and watched a lot of tv and platyed computer games. I crawled downstairs for long enough to put a pizza in the oven one of the days when he complained he wanted some dinner.

My neighbour saw me a week after and said her dp had been worried because they could hear me vomiting coughing a lot (terrace house with thin walls), but she assumed I'd come round and knock if I needed anything. I could barely move and if I coughed (which I did a lot) I was incontinent! confused

Looking back on it afterwards I realised that I should of called an ambulance and been in hospital it was that bad. I think I may have had swine flu possibly. A very nasty strain of flu at any rate! But I didn't even think of calling anyone for help, and if I'd of done that what would of happened to ds?! There was/is no one to have him for me so I just had to get on with it regardless.

I still haven't written a will because I have no idea who I would put as a guardian for him sad

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