Being poorly whilst being Mummy

by Hannah

I have had an awful weekend. There is no other way to put it, coinciding with Mother’s Day, just brilliant and just my luck. Yesterday I was aware of the fact other Mum’s were being spoilt rotten and out enjoying their special day. I managed a drive out in the countryside (as a passenger) for some ‘fresh’ air and all I wanted to do was get home and curl up in bed.

As well as feeling dire I also had such a sense of overwhelming guilt towards my son. I know I couldn’t help it but I hated not being able to look after him and him not understanding why. It got the point on Sunday afternoon that I just had to throw the towel in and go to bed and rest, after three nights of practically no sleep the exhaustion was kicking in. For once I had to put myself first, as I knew I would just delay my recovery. I couldn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel and I hate that feeling, to actually be in that situation must be truly horrific.

I am just about starting to see the woods for the trees but haven’t felt this unwell for a long time. I have buy ambien over the internet also realised what a paranoid freak hypercondriac I am becoming. Now I blame my profession for that, nurses are notoriously bad patients and sometimes knowing certain things can put you at a disadvantage. Last night in bed I was pondering Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and letting my imagination be far too active. Good going for someone who thinks they may be affected.

So this post is a massive sorry to my husband who who looked after me so well and catered for Beastie’s every whim. He cooked the most lovely meal that I couldn’t taste, then struggled to swallow and eventually baled out on him straight after in favour of my bed. Sorry to my son for not being of any use to him and getting hysterical when he tried to use me as a climbing frame and for when he got himself wedged in his little chair and I couldn’t free him. Don’t worry he was freed by my husband after lots of screaming from me, it sounds dramatic, I assure you it wasn’t.

And while writing this I burnt my son’s fish fingers as I couldn’t smell the burning. What happens if my sense of smell never returns?? I didn’t taste one iota of my sandwich!


Inside the Wendy House 4th April 2011 - 4:01 pm

It's horrible being ill with a little one to look after. Hope you are all better soon. xxx

MuMuGB 4th April 2011 - 4:46 pm

It happens to the best of us…we Mums need to take it easy sometimes, but it is easier said than done.
Nb: you don't need to say sorry for being sick!

multiplemummy 4th April 2011 - 6:11 pm

Oh honey! Poorly and Mummy do not go hand in hand! However you must rest and get well when you are able or it will linger on and you will feel rubbish for ages. Plus little beastie will not remember in three days and you will be all fit to have a lovely day with him! Remember happy Mummy, Happy child! You are important. Hope you feel better soon. x

Karen Green 4th April 2011 - 6:30 pm

Get well soon, its just awful being poorly when you have little ones to look after but try not to feel guilty as it will only make you feel worse. On the plus side…no sense of smell means you can't smell dirty nappies x

Liska 4th April 2011 - 7:01 pm

Hope you're feeling a little better? xxx

Fishfingers for tea 4th April 2011 - 7:15 pm

It's horrible, isn't it? We've had a similar situation over here too and I had no choice but to go to bed on Friday. However, we also know logically that to get well quickly we have to rest, even if we feel so guilty for doing so!

Kelloggsville 4th April 2011 - 7:58 pm

aww bless, being ill and not being able to be the usual supermum is horrid. You will get better and your son will appreciate you more for it. Get well soon xxx

geekmummy 7th April 2011 - 10:50 pm

Oh it is so hard to be a Mummy when you're feeling rotten isn't it? I hope you're feeling better now.

Inside the Wendy House 16th May 2011 - 4:34 pm

It's horrible being ill with a little one to look after. Hope you are all better soon. xxx


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