It’s 2:30 AM, I’m lying on the bathroom floor, my body is on fire, I’m sweating like I’ve just run a marathon, and I’m in excruciating pain…
I think, “Dear Lord, just take me now.”
The thought crosses my mind that this could possibly be why Little Man was lying on the floor crying last week.
“Great, I’ve got Little Man’s stomach bug.”
This goes on for about 3 hours while hubs is oblivious to the fact that I even left the bed.
The worst is the unknown.
Why does this hurt so much and when will it end?
When you are praying to be able to vomit you know that you have a nasty one.
Vomiting might be in my top ten worst things on planet earth.
I am weak and my eyes can hardly focus. And the barf bowl is so far away.
My stomach is screaming in pain. Sharp intense pains…
I crawl to the carpeted area right outside the bathroom and curl up in a fetal position. My body is craving the comfort only a bed can provide.
“Please make it stop.”
I hear hubs snoring away.
After several hours of excruciating pangs I am finally able to work through the worst of it.
I attempt to sleep, but am several times awaken by this nasty sickness.
This morning as I lie in bed, I realize that although I am still weak and possibly not out of the woods completely yet, the worst is over.
It’s morning and the light of day has given me renewed hope.
I can’t help but think how much I take my health for granted.
Every single day that I wake up and am able to accomplish all the tasks of the day, it is indeed a miracle.
Each system is working together in harmony and I am free of sickness or disease.
I am a well oiled machine with thousands of different parts that work simultaneously to function optimally.
Last year hubs nearly cut off his finger in a freak accident. I couldn’t help but worry that it would never be the same.
A year later you can hardly detect the mishap. Minus a few missing nerve endings, his finger is almost entirely repaired. To the naked eye it appears perfect.
We go through moments of sickness, disease, and accidents… some brief, others more extended.
But our body’s ability to heal will never cease to amaze me.