Feeling Better

03 Dec

102.3! No, I am not referring to a radio station.

“I told you I didn’t feel well,” I said, vindicated. I was shaking, my teeth were chattering, I was itchy, and I felt a perpetual need to pee.

And I was scared.

The last time I had a fever was about 30 years ago. I was 10. I woke up on Saturday morning, excited to play little league basketball. As a child, I lived for little league; some of my best memories come from me playing on various teams for the Bustleton Boys Club. I played basketball and baseball. My soccer career ended after one year when I didn’t even score one goal (I was robbed!), and my team was 1-7-1. Anyway, I woke up and called for my mom. Five minutes later, she removed the thermometer and diagnosed me with fever.

“But doc, I want to play. My team needs me.”

“I don’t think so.”

“Ahh mom. Come on. I’ll be fine.” I tried getting out of my top bunk bed. Was it me or was the room spinning? It was me, and I was done. I resigned myself to missing my game. Turns out the flu bug was going around, and many kids had to miss the game.

So, you could say I am not used to being sick.

My family and I had been at a synagogue event – parent/child learning. My wife was the organizer, so she was running around making sure everything was going smoothly. As the hour turned to 8:30 pm, SJ was getting cranky, and I was feeling more and more uncomfortable.

“Will you take me home? Daddy doesn’t feel well. So, can you take me home?”

SJ said through muffled tears, “What about mommy and BR?”

“They can get a ride home from someone.”

“Okay. You can take me home, and I’ll take you home.”

“Thanks buddy. I really don’t feel well.” BR told my wife we were leaving. She was ready for this contingency. A meltdown can come at any time at that hour. She just did not expect me to be the one melting down.

A rough Saturday night of Advil and fitful sleep followed. However, upon waking up Sunday morning, my fever was gone. G-d bless drugs. I probably should have relaxed and taken it easy, but I didn’t. After all, I am not used to lying in bed sick.

102.3 is back to being a radio station. And that is music to my ears.



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49 responses to “Feeling Better

  1. journey2dfuture

    December 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Ekk! Get well soon.. Sounds like those winter bugs are doing their rounds.

    • memyselfandkids

      December 4, 2012 at 3:12 am

      I am already feeling back to myself.
      What will happen when it is really winter? Nothing I hope.

  2. elskenewman

    December 3, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Glad you feel a bit better, you probably should have taken it easy though.

    • memyselfandkids

      December 4, 2012 at 3:11 am

      I know, and you are right. Damn – all you moms really do think alike.

  3. insanityofmotherhood

    December 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Try to get some rest. You don’t want to have it take a turn for the worse. Spoken from a mom’s point of view…

    • memyselfandkids

      December 4, 2012 at 3:09 am

      It really does sound motherly. I appreciate your concern – even if I don’t follow your advice as much as I should.

  4. Jacquie

    December 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    This bug going around seems to be grabbing onto a lot of people who don’t usually get sick. Glad you’re feeling better.

    • memyselfandkids

      December 4, 2012 at 3:08 am

      That is the first I hears of this. I appreciate you letting my know.

  5. now at home mom

    December 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Glad you are getting better! 🙂 wow 30 years ago was the last time you had fever, wow, you must be very healthy, when I get fever, I don’t even know where I am sometimes (not kidding), it gets really bad! anyway, get more rest 🙂

    • memyselfandkids

      December 4, 2012 at 3:08 am

      I always intend to, but you know how it goes.
      I am so lucky on the health front.

  6. letizia

    December 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Glad you are feeling better… keep rockin’ 🙂

  7. Joyce

    December 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Get well, sir!

  8. semiblind

    December 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Glad you’re better.

  9. Raani York

    December 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I’m glad you’re doing better! Take care and take it easy!!

  10. sonjaessen

    December 4, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Being sick is bad enough — being sick when you’re a parent and you have a kazillion responsibilities is even worse. Glad you’re feeling better!

    • memyselfandkids

      December 4, 2012 at 3:04 am

      Me too and that my wife can handle it. I am lucky.

  11. mrsjuliana

    December 4, 2012 at 1:54 am

    My radio is preset to 102.3 lol too funny. Feel better soon.

    • memyselfandkids

      December 4, 2012 at 3:03 am

      Thanks. I feel fine now – just hyped as it as end to a marking period.
      What type of music plays on 102.3?

      • mrsjuliana

        December 4, 2012 at 3:35 am

        Today’s greatest hits.. it’s a wonderful station.

  12. motherhoodisanart

    December 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Oh what a typical kid you were! My kids fight it too, trying everything to hide how horrible they feel so they keep up their usual pace. Not me, when I’m sick I’m happy to take a day of rest on the couch!

    • memyselfandkids

      December 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      Were and are. I hate being sick. However, I very much believe in mental health days.

  13. veryVERYbusymom

    December 5, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Love that Advil! The pediatrician always reprimands me when I give it to the kids because it works so well, and apparently a fever is nature’s way of fighting infection, so she’d rather have the kids sweat it out. Kind of a masochist, don’t you think?

  14. veryVERYbusymom

    December 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Whoo Hoo! I’m your 300th email subscriber! Do I get a prize? Yes! It’s called a new email every time you write a post.

    • memyselfandkids

      December 5, 2012 at 2:07 am

      thanks for being a subscriber and the 300th. I’m sorry I could not make balloons fall and give you a brand new car (say that in a Don Pardo voice). Actually, I would like a brand new car. Can you hook me up?

  15. Raani York

    December 5, 2012 at 12:25 am


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    If you would like to pick it up, please go to my own blog:

    There are the rules for you to follow and your Award to pick up.

    Congratulations – I just LOVE your blog posts – I do admire your talent and I’m convinced you deserve it!

    • memyselfandkids

      December 5, 2012 at 2:05 am

      I am going to pass on picking it up. However, I very much appreciate you nominating me.
      Congrats on being nominated yourself.

  16. Kelly

    December 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better. But don’t you know? Parents aren’t allowed to get sick!

    • memyselfandkids

      December 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      I am a rule breaker – I’m on the edge.
      And my wife said it was okay.
      Lucky me!

  17. ateachablemom

    December 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I love 102.3, the radio station! 102.3 the temperature, not so much. Hope you are feeling like yourself again!

    • memyselfandkids

      December 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      I am, thanks. However, I still feel a bit itchy – don’t know what’s up with that.

  18. penneyfox

    December 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Good to hear you’re feeling better. I’ve always said that when I die, I want them to write this on my headstone: See? I told you I wasn’t feeling so good ….

    • memyselfandkids

      December 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Hilarious. Wow, do you have issues!

      • penneyfox

        December 5, 2012 at 11:05 pm

        There ya go comedian … here’s a good line for you to use. I figured you’d like that one even if it is connected my weird issues 🙂

        • memyselfandkids

          December 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm

          I do hope you are not upset about this.
          We all got weird issues – some are just more in tune and up front about it.

          • penneyfox

            December 5, 2012 at 11:10 pm

            Naw .. I think its fun the banter back and forth with you. Trust me, I’m the first person to openly admit my weirdness. There’s no one else like me and how cool is that?

          • memyselfandkids

            December 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm

            Same here – I enjoy the banter.
            It’s very cool!

  19. dreamshadow59

    December 6, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Glad you’re feeling better now my friend..

  20. patgarcia

    December 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I am glad you have recovered, but you diagnosed yourself correctly. You should have stayed in bed another day. Sure, I know there is lots to do, but those things could have waited one more day.
    Go easy.

  21. Nancy

    December 11, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Glad you’re ok!


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