6:45 AM: 3-Mile Run (w/ some walks) – COMPLETED
I’ve been missing in action the last few days, if you haven’t noticed. I know I have very few readers, so I’m sure it wasn’t a huge deal. I developed my third fever in a two-week span last Thursday after spending the entire day with my parents. All I remember is coming home, feeling terrible stomach issues and having this achy feeling in my entire body. I had plans with my girlfriend, Rachel, and initially was sticking to those plans. After an hour of laying on the couch, I new I had to cancel. Shortly after, I take my temperature and sure enough I have a fever. I take some Tylenol and decide that I have to call my doctor immediately the next morning.
I wake up Friday morning, still feeling ill. I take my temperature and my fever is back up. Fortunately, my doctor was able to take me that morning. When I got there, my fever was down. He did an exam but didn’t see anything wrong, so they did some blood work. I should be hearing from them today. When I got home from my doctor, P and I ate, fed Lili and then did some playtime/tummy time with her. After some playtime and another feeding, Lili and I took a two-hour nap. When we both woke up, I felt really off again. I asked Pedro to get the thermometer, and sure enough, another fever. So I took Tylenol and I’m going to call my OB/GYN in a few minutes. Two hours later, I felt like a new person. I was able to cook dinner and eat just fine. Hopefully it’s nothing serious because the rest of the weekend, I felt just fine.
I did take off from workouts up until Saturday and yesterday was my first day back to running. It felt good to be physical again after three days off. We’ll see how the results turn out.
I have a lot of catching up since I’ve been away, so I’ll be posting often. On Wednesday, Lili had a busy evening with visitors. First, we had my boss, Pam, from the law firm. I hadn’t seen her since a week before I left the office. She was on vacation, so it was definitely great to see her. She was excited to meet Lili. She was also extremely comforting with the subject of my return to the office. I’m so bummed that this is my last week off. It’s just so soon. Every time I look at Lili, I get that lump in my throat and I can feel my eyes welling up. Oy. It’s going to be hard, I know it. In any event, Pam told me to take the time I need and if I’m not ready, then wait it out. Also, I can adjust my work schedule — come in early, leave early, or work part-time. So we’ll see how things pan out.
Of course, she came bearing gifts. A cute outfit for Lili and some healthy food for me.
An hour later, we had another visitor, Evelyn. Evelyn and I have known each other since the second grade. I remember when she had to move away in 6th grade and boy was I sad. We grew apart, and then reunited years and years later through a mutual friend. It really is a small world and I’m glad to have her back in my life.
Evelyn is a pro with babies. Her sister just had two, and both are just a few months apart.
It was a long day, but fun.
Okay, I need to call some doctors and start my day. I’m also trying to get a play-date with Baby Jordan.