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Checking In - And Chicago Pix!

Friday, May 30, 2014

There is a quote out there that says something like… beware your words because they will become your actions? Yeah. Beware your words folks before they become true!

Last Thursday (hard to believe it has been over a week ago!) we left for Chicago. We had delays and crazy issues on the plane (first time I ever heard a stewardess call for a doctor on board!) and the whole time I swear to you everyone and their mother was coughing or sneezing and I looked at my BF and said my famous last words:

“Oh I am so going to get sick.”

Luckily, I got a few good days on vacation in before it really hit!

Chicago was AMAZING. Everyone told me so and now I’m a believer. It is definitely a cleaner, friendlier, prettier New York. The architecture, the food, the lake – fabulous. Seeing our best friends? Fabulous. The weather was fabulous. It was all awesome.

We did most of the tourist stuff on the first day: saw the bean, went up the Hancock tower, went to the Navy Pier, got deep dish pizza. Went to this insanely awesome tiki bar. Crazy day. My fitbit said we walked almost 10 miles! Maybe I earned that slice of deep dish?!

The second day, we took the El and went to a barcade. My bf has been DYING To go to one of these for ages and it did not disappoint. We had dinner and drinks out and they were also amazing.

Sunday I woke up with a sore throat but really tried to deny it until we left. We went to brunch, went shopping, and went to the “beach” to enjoy the lovely weather. As soon as my bf and I packed up and went to O’Hare – I admitted to him that I was starting to feel pretty darn awful.

But before that - Some pix!:

Chicago!



Us at the bean



Our flaming tiki drink



Us at the barcade, genius idea and wish we had one here!



Everything since our trip has been kind of a nasty blur. I got sent home from work on Tuesday when I embarrassingly started unexpectedly wheezing in a meeting with my boss. Wednesday I forced myself through the day and went to bed early. Yesterday was a gigantic failure. I knew when I woke up that I felt worse and should have stayed home. I didn’t. Big mistake. Around 10:30 I was talking to my intern and got insanely dizzy and pretty much put myself flat on the floor in my office. Needless to say, this terrified the poor intern who went running for “an adult or a mom” in her words HAH. So here I am on the floor at work starting to panic because I didn’t want them to call an ambulance. I ended up calling my mom who strangely enough happened to be down the street (random!) She came and got me and took me to the doc. I have a sinus infection, an upper respiratory infection, and my right ear has a ton of fluid in it which likely caused the dizziness problem. Soooo I haven’t gotten to get back into the swing of things this week for sure. I am at home today and taking it easy. I think I woke up half of the neighborhood with my coughing fit at 1:30am last night. I’m hoping these meds start kicking in soon. BUT be careful what you say people – things could actually happen to you after you say it!

I’m trying to get well – we close on our house next week! Then begins the big move. I’m excited, subdued excitement from the sickness but it is still there. Lots of good stuff to come I hope!

Lastly - I checked my reports on Spark today. Instead of beating myself up for this whole week of rest, no cooking, etc... I realized that I am still heading in the right direction. Slowly but surely, that line is going down!
Maybe it isn't as fast as Spark thinks I can go (hello thyroid problem!) but getting on the scale at the doctor yesterday didn't make me cringe and I know I'm working down the line. Every bit counts!
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  • SLEE103
    Glad to hear you had such a great time in Chicago! I've been once, soo fun and the food WAS amazing, but we went in April and it was still FREEZING.

    Anyways, that's terrible how under the weather you've been, so sorry! Take care of yourself and good luck with the move!
    2126 days ago
  • SQUIRRELLYONE
    Oof! Hope you feel better soon!
    2127 days ago
  • CHODGES83
    Chicago is so much fun! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Those ear infections can really put you down as an adult. A doctor that I work with says it has something to do with the shape of an adult's ear canal vs a child's. Basically, it takes more fluid to affect an adult so the infection is potentially worse. Sorry to be a downer, wah, wah. :( Hope you start feeling better. You've got some exciting things brewing!
    2130 days ago
  • SHINEFROMWITHIN
    every bit does count!!! so sorry you are feeling sick but hopefully the medication kicks in and gets you feeling better! the pictures look awesome & I am so glad to hear you had a great time!
    2130 days ago
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