Sunday Post #301 Can January Be Over Already?

January 21st, 2018 Kimberly Sunday Post 87 Comments

21st Jan

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I don’t even know where to begin. 2018 sucks. I am still quite sick. On Monday, the Royals presented with the flu, so the three of us suffered together but I was so ill, that their father took a personal day on Thursday to allow me to rest. I was positive I had the flu, as I presented with all the symptoms, however, a follow up to my doctor confirmed that while I did not test positive for the flu, I did have fluid in my lungs and dual ear infections. I ended up getting a shot of antibiotics and was sent home only after I agreed to complete bed rest. On Friday, Mr. Caffeinated became ill. Thank goodness the Royals are on the mend. As for me, I am continuing to rest, drinking lots of fluids and listening to audiobooks.  Stay Caffeinated.

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87 Responses to “Sunday Post #301 Can January Be Over Already?”

  1. lisa thomson

    I’m so sorry you’ve been sick Kim. I don’t know how you maintain such wonderful reviews in spite of it all. I will be checking out last week’s reviews as I’m a little behind. Staying caffeinated here. Thanks, Kim.

  2. Jenea's Book Obsession

    I’m so sorry to hear you are still sick. I’m the only one at my house still stick. With two rounds of antibiotics and still not better. Ugh…. Fell better Kim!!! {Hugs}

  3. Tina

    I hope everyone feels better! I’m glad that you don’t have the flu, maybe it is some kind of bug? Either, I hope you get tons of rest and that you start to feel better soon.

  4. Tyler H. Jolley

    Oh Kimba, I’m so sorry. I’m sending you guys prayers. One of my coordinators had something awful that wasn’t the flu this week. She finally got better after I made her stay home and rest for a few days. I hope that works for you.

  5. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    It is so ironic that the week I posted the post about commenting back and respecting linkups, I actually link dropped and couldn’t even comment on YOUR post! Karma, huh. Instant karma xD it’s just been such a busy week though. But I’m BACK!

    It totally sucks about the non-flu, I guess it was some nasty bug? Ugh. I sure hope you get better soon! Hang in there.

  6. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    Man, you must have caught some super bug or something! I hope you’re getting that bed rest you promised the doctor! I’m scared if you don’t listen to him you could find youself admitted. Make sure to drink lots and not get dehydrated. You’re in my thoughts girl, get better!!

  7. Olivia

    I’m sorry you’re still sick. I’m glad to hear at least some of you are feeling better though. I hope you have a good week and that your immune system kicks ass!

  8. Lorna

    You have had the worse time! Bless your heart. I’m glad to hear the Royals are better though. Audiobooks are perfect when you don’t feel well. Feel better!

  9. Laura@Library of Clean Reads

    Dual ear infections! Oh, that must be painful. I hope you beat this illness soon just so you can start feeling like your old self again. Your blog is still so organized and posts up no matter how sick you are which really impresses me!

  10. MarthaE

    Sad to hear you are still feeling yucky and that the family is fighting through the flu.
    Looks like you are getting lots of good reading, now listening done.
    Seeing To Sir Phillip With Love reminded me how much I enjoyed that series.
    I continue to hope (and pray) you get better soon.
    Happy Reading/Listening!

  11. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    Being sick sucks! I haven’t been sick, yet, but I hurt my back pretty bad on Friday, so spent my whole weekend doing nothing but relaxing on the couch and not moving as much as possible. Feeling almost back to normal, but we’ll see how it goes when I go back to work tomorrow. Hope this week goes better for you!

  12. RO

    If it’s one thing I remember from being a kid, and that was the dreaded ear infection. I had one so bad one time that I was actually hospitalized during Christmas, so I feel your pain right now. The irony is that I never got another one after that. Thank goodness you don’t have the flu, but being as sick as you’ve been is still the pits. I’m sorry the family had it too, and hope you’re able to rest and get healed. Hugs…RO

  13. Nise'

    January has not been nice to you and your family. I am sorry that you have been ill and hope that you finally get well and stay well!

  14. Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures

    Well dang. You sure have been sick for a long time. I hope you get better. I know what you mean on 2018 sucking. My husband and son (6-year-old) rang in the new year sick and then on the second day of the year I cut my thumb and had to get 7 stitches. I was lucky I messed the nerve and bone, but it was close to getting the nerve. Oh My! Take care and enjoy your book haul.

  15. Heidi

    So glad you didn’t actually have the flu. It is so dangerous this year. It sounds like you are miserable though. Hopefully you will feel better soon. I remember how hard it was to take care of litle ones when I was so sick myself. I just got over a stomach bug last weekend, that dropped me to my knees. I was so sick. Hoping that we are all going to stay healthy now.

  16. sjhigbee

    So sorry that you are still well and truly smitten – how very depressing for you:(. I hope that the injection takes effect soon and you start turning the corner. In the meantime, I hope you are able to continue to rest and that Mr Caffeinated recovers swiftly without going down with whatever evil ailment you are suffering. Take care.x

  17. Stefanie

    I’m so sorry you’ve been sick since the year started. I’m glad you got a shot of antibiotics. I hope they make a big difference. My husband was sick two weekends before Christmas Eve’s and his work clinic said he didn’t have the flu but a virus. They just told him to go home and rest. The fifth Bridgerton book was a good one. The third installment was the best. Hope you’re able to rest today.

  18. Charlie

    I’m glad you got a day of relief. Ear infections really get to me and drag me down. I had a double ear infection a few years ago in November that prolonged over into December. I was stopped by a state marshal on the toll road (speed limit 80mph) and he didn’t ticket me because I looked like death. You might ask your doctor for a B12 shot in addition to the antibiotics for the ear infections. It might give you the slight boost you need. I hope you and Mr. C get on the mend super quick!

  19. JJ @ This Dark Material

    Ugh that sounds like a killer infection! I had something similar just in time for my very first finals week in college—stay strong! I completely sympathize with how fully that sort of thing sucks. I’ll be sending a lot of good thoughts your way with hopes of a recovery soon 🙂

  20. Danielle

    I am beyond sorry for you Kimberly! What a terribly way to start the year. I hope the rest and antibiotic is helping. Keeping you in my thoughts <3

  21. S. J. Pajonas

    Ugh! So much sickness going around this January! My husband had the flu for a week and I still have fluid in my ears from my last sinus infection. It’s driving me nuts to hear myself chewing all the time. I hope you all feel better soon!

  22. Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

    I’m so sorry to hear about your illness. Hope that you feel better soon and glad that the Royals are feeling better. Thank goodness for audiobooks for sure. Sending you healing thoughts and virtual hugs!

  23. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    2018 is getting off to a very rough start for you! I hope you get better soon, and that this is the worst the year can throw at you. May it all be sunshine and smooth sailing from here on.
    And enjoy your new Julia Quinn audiobook!

  24. Anna

    I’m sorry that you are still ill! I hope that you feel better soon– thank goodness for audiobooks.

  25. Darlene

    Oh my gosh, so sorry to hear that you are still so ill! Hope you are feeling better soon. It’s tough when the household is passing germs to each other. You need some good homemade chicken soup! I’d bring some to you if only I lived closer. Take care of yourself!

  26. A Voracious Reader

    I was {{{posivibing}}} so hard for you but I think the damn storm sucked them all up! So, I’m resending. I hope that crap gets kicked to the curb where it belongs and soon. *hugs*

  27. Melanie Simmons

    I’ms o sorry to hear that you’re still not doing well. That is never fun. I hope that you will start to feel better now that you’ve had that shot. They usually work better than the pills. {{hugs}}

  28. Suzanne

    Wow, 2018 has sucked for you and your family so far 🙁 I really hope you all start feeling better soon!

  29. Samantha

    OH my gosh you have been so sick! I hope they finally have it figured out. Poor Royals too! Thats tough. Hopefully by next week you will see some improvement!

  30. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Oh my goodness. That’s terrible to hear. For you. I’m glad the little ones are healing, but sorry to hear you are so sick. And now Mr. has it too. Ugh. I really hope recovery comes to your home!! Take care!

  31. Nick

    Oh I’m sorry to hear you’re still battling an illness, Kim. It sounds like it might be something more than the flu though. I hope they figure out what’s going on with you real soon, and you get some treatment that works.
    Take care of yourself, Kim!

  32. Chrissy

    I hope the antibiotics and rest are helping. =( Keep resting and drinking the fluids! I hope you feel better soon!!!

  33. Lauren Stewart

    Oh not! Hope everyone gets better soon! It’s being going around here too, with my granny getting it worse than everyone else! Poor thing has been bedbound all weekend.

  34. Yvonne

    Oh no! I’m so sorry you are still feeling so sick. I wish you the best and hope you will be feeling well soon.

  35. Stormi Johnson

    Oh my, I hope your whole household will be feeling better soon! The flu/cold season this year has been a nasty one. What would we do without audio books at times like these! At least you can still get in some reading. 🙂

    Have a great week and happy reading!

  36. Karen Blue

    2018 has been a sickly year for me so far too. I hope the antibiotics knock out your ear infections and help get rid of the fluid in your lungs. Glad to hear the Royals are feeling better.
    They are now saying that the flu going around is not the same strain that they vaccinated for. So a flu shot didn’t help anyone this year.
    I hope we are all feeling better this coming week. Take care of yourself and happy listening!

  37. Vi @Inkvotary

    Sorry to hear that you are not well. Hope you and your family get well soon. And thanks for sharing your Iron Gold review.

    Best wishes from Germany

  38. Lillian @ Mom with a Reading Problem

    Oh I’m so sorry you are still sick! Ear infections are the worst! My son was sick over the Christmas break from school. It started the day after he got out and progressed over the two weeks. It was awful. Also with double ear infection. Hope you feel better soon! Get lots of rest.

  39. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    So, so sorry you’re still sick, Kim. I hope the antibiotics make a difference and you start to get some relief soon. I’m surprised they even let you go home with fluid in your lungs. Take care of yourself!!

  40. Nadene

    Sorry to heart you are still not feeling well. I am praying you will kick this illness soon, Kim. I can imagine how miserable you must feel.

  41. Amy

    2018 hasn’t been the best year for you so far. Lots of bed rest is a good idea. Get well soon.

  42. Lola

    That’s sad to hear you’re still sick. I hope that antibiotics shot helps you. And that’s good at least the Royals are on the mend again. I hope you feel better soon!

  43. Natalie @Natflix&Books

    Yikes! I was hoping to hear you were on the mend. I’m sorry that you are struggling so much health wise, and the royals too. The flu is no joke, but double ear infections sounds like the worst. Feel better!!

  44. Karen

    My husband had something flu-ish that wasn’t the flu over the holidays. It’s the worst when it starts jumping around to everyone.

    Someone he works with just got strep throat and I’m crossing everything that I don’t get that,

    Hope you all fell better soon!

  45. Sophia Rose

    My brother’s household is the very same and our friend went to the hospital with this stuff. Worried about you and your family and wishing you well. Thank goodness for audiobooks to keep you entertained while you endure.

  46. Ardis @ Pondering The Prose

    Oh Kimberly! I feel your pain. I have fallen sick this weekend. So far, it’s not so bad, as I have been mostly sleeping. But I am not getting much done. I hope you feel better soon.

  47. Anne @ The Reading Life

    Do not let the sickness get you down! And don’t you dare say that this would result in 2018 being a bad year. 2018 WOULD NOT SUCK FOR YOU. You will get better, and it’ll be another amazing year.

    Have a great week and get better soon!

  48. Michelle Gilmore

    I have to agree with you there, 2018 is off to a sucky start. I’m really sorry you’re sick though, it’s been a rough season health-wise. I don’t really get sick and I’ve been sick twice this winter. I hope you manage to get lots of rest and feel better soon!

  49. ShootingStarsMag

    Oh gosh, you all were really hit by the sickness! I”m so sorry to hear that. I hope you have a MUCH better week coming up, and that your sickness all goes away soon. I had some sort of 24 hour stomach bug, but thank goodness it only lasted that long….even if I did have to miss work and a concert I had planned. Sigh.


  50. Rachel

    I’m sorry to hear you’re sick. I’m sick, too, and it sucks! So many have been ill and I think this has been one of the worst flu seasons in a long time! I hope you feel better!

    I see you’re still listening to The Iron Druid Chronicles. Enjoy! 🙂

  51. Geybie's Book Blog

    Oh so sorry you are not feeling well, Kim. I got flu last week and went to the doctor but I’m still not 100% now because of all the school prep stuff. The doctor ordered me to rest but it was impossible. Maybe that’s why I’m still not fully recovered yet. I hope you get to rest this weekend, my friend. Yep, audiobooks are the best company. Sending you hugs, prayers, and positive thoughts.

  52. Literary Feline

    I’d give you a big hug, but don’t want to catch it. I was sick all last month and that was enough for me. I really feel for you, Kim. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  53. Mallory

    You need to feel better soon – it’s just not fair anymore!!! I hope you, your husband, and The Royals mend quickly. It sounds like 2018 isn’t off to the best start 🙂 I hope you’re still finding great audio reads and that the ear infections aren’t getting in the way. Happy listening, Kim and hope you’re back on your feet soon!

  54. Christina T

    I hope you and your family get well soon!

    I forgot about the new Veronica Speedwell book. I will have to put it on hold at the library.

  55. Greg

    Wow you got hammered with that thing! I hope you feel better soon! And The Royals as well- hope they’re doing okay. This has been a tough winter all the way around, so many people are catching this stuff. Stay warm and feel better!!!!

  56. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, I am so sorry that you are still fighting illness. I hope you finally get enough rest…and if listening to your audiobooks makes it better, enjoy!