I am crippled by imaginary allergies

All day yesterday I was convinced I was suffering from allergies. After my fifth mid-meeting sneeze my boss asked if I had a cold. I told her about how we vacuumed and cleaned the blades on our ceiling fans and how it must be allergies from all the dust. She nodded as if it all made perfect sense. My husband on the other hand laughed at me. He says I have a cold. He says our children are walking petri dishes. He says we are doomed to live a disease infested life for at least another few years. I said I'm not sure I can handle being sick again so soon. He says he knows for a fact he can't handle me being sick again so soon.

My husband's chief complaint when I am ill is not the sad pile of dishes in the sink or all the toys on the floor. I think it's all the announcements of my imminent death that wear on him. That and I don't like to get up.

Last night he mentioned that I've developed the habit of not taking care of myself when I'm sick. This was his way of saying I might have felt better earlier in the evening if I'd bothered to get off my lazy butt and locate some cold medication. But I still thought I had allergies at that point. He hadn't diagnosed me as an idiot yet. So it really wasn't my fault. And then I pointed out that I have to locate medication for him when he's sick too. And then I have to talk him into taking it because he likes to pretend he's He-Man and can just tough it out. I got my medication shortly thereafter. But he ended up being right. I felt a lot better. So much better that at one point in the night I convinced myself that the allergies had gone away and I had been right about them all along. Only then I remembered the medication I took.

The allergies are clearly affecting my memory.


Swistle said...

Hi! I clicked over from I Got Two Babe. My husband and I have an unspoken agreement that if either of us says something pitiful about being sick or needing medicine, the other one takes that as a cue to get it for them. It's a silly rule, but...it's pleasant to get a little fuss made when you're sick.

Virginia, like the state! said...

I start popping all kinds of OTC stuff when I feel the slightest twinge of a cold! :) Hope you get to feeling better soon!

bliss said...

colds are viruses and have to be caught from carriers so find the culprit. LOL on the other hand, dust CAN cause allergies so that could be it too. you might wanna go to the doc... :-)

a happier girl said...

swistle - I don't think that's a silly rule. I'm in favor of babying ill people. Especially when I'm the ill person. Getting fussed over makes you feel loved.

virginia - Yeah, my husband eventually got me doped up and I felt like a twit for not having done it at the first sign of the sniffles.

bliss - I was thinking of going to the doctor yesterday but thankfully I'm feeling better today. I'm going to Lysol the entire house to kills some of the germs I'm confident I've spread everywhere by now.

Worker Mommy said...

Aww...hope you feel better son.

Sunday my son's eye swelled up like a rubber bouncy ball. Then Monday his other eye did the same thing. Of course I immediately took him to the doc. Turns out its allergies. We'll need to get him tested soon.
I'm kind a bummed though cuz I really don't want the kid to have to have weekly allergy shots...he'll hate me if I do that to him *sigh*

Worker Mommy said...

oops that was supposed to be feel better "soon" - so much for proofreading..

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