One year ago today, October 16, was such an exciting day. Kaden was going on his first trip to City of Rocks. He was beyond excited! I taught my morning kindergarten class and had a sub come for my afternoon class so I could help get Kaden to the church on time and with all of his gear. After getting him to the church, I had to go to the District office for a lovely math meeting. I felt very pleased that Kaden had everything together and was on his way to the rocks.
I was really looking forward to a weekend without a son at home. Our apartment and my classroom needed some major cleaning! Kaden did not enjoy helping out in my classroom, ever. So, what a perfect time to work hard without a whining 12-year-old. While at my lovely math meeting, I received a phone call from Kaden's scout leader telling me that Kaden threw up in the truck. He made it as far as Maverik - just down the road. His leader dropped him off at grandma and grandpa's house. So much for my weekend to get things in order.
After my meeting I collected Kaden and we got settled at home. About 1 hour later I began feeling sick. I hate stomach bugs! The only saving grace is that there is usually only one day of misery. The next day, Saturday, Kaden felt better and so did my dad (he was sick as well); however, I was still not feeling too great. This is when it all began . . .
I never did get better. My sickness just changed. I went from throwing up, to being really tired, fevers, chills, cough, earaches, sinus pain, pounding and swishing in my ears, horrible night sweats, very swollen lymph nodes in my neck and head - you know, H1N1. I was so sick!!!
And the story will continue later . . .