Friday, September 08, 2006

ick, sick...

Do you see that big red swollen thing on my arm? (I know, it is not a good photo.) I had a tetanus shot on Tuesday and the injection site got inflamed yesterday. I felt so sick and achey all over my body yesterday I came home from work and slept all afternoon. Today I feel better, but still I have this red, inflamed, painful lump on my left arm.

I am glad it is Friday. Even though it has only been a four day work week (well, three and a half days for me) I am anxious for it to be over. I am supposed to see someone tonight to "talk". It makes me nervous. But I can always take God with me and no matter what happens I know I will be fine.

"Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded AAs seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith." Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 114

8 comments:

dAAve said...

Since you only get a tetanus shot once every 10 years, enjoy this mmoment while you can.
Have a wonderful and fulfilling weekend.

Trudging said...

The last time I had a tetanus shot it totally knock me out. And it hurt. Hang in there, it gets better.

Christine said...

sometimes when I'm meeting someone to talk all I have to do is listen

hope you feel better soon

Dying for a Drink said...
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Dying for a Drink said...

I hope your tet shot symptoms have calmed down - I sympathise, I've had to have a a couple of emergency shots in the past couple of years and it is NOT nice!

I hope your 'talk' went well - and I agree with Christine's comment; when we meet to talk, one of us has to listen.

Your blog - and those in your contacts section - have been very inspiring over the past 10 days since I started out on my own journey: thank God for your honesty and willingness to share your continuing faith and sobriety.

And me? I'm dying for a drink a little less every day ...

Tab said...

yuck.
take extra good care :)

Alcoholic Brain said...

I feel your pain. Those hurt. Roll with the punches...that's a good thing.

Anonymous said...

i know this is off topic....but i need to get this out there....im 27...and need some guidence. i dont know where else to turn. im recently married to a man who has no clue about alcoholism. i feel like his social life is putting our marriage in jepordy. i am an alcoholic and approaching 10 months. im depressed and feel like im no strong enough to hang out at the bars with everyone else. we have only been married 2 months.