Yesterday I got my Kenalog injection. Although it’s for a fairly innocent ailment (hayfever), the immediate side effects are not so innocent. Joint ache, mood swings, insomnia, dizziness, and nausea to name a few. It’s a treatment I would only recommend to severe sufferers like myself who often have to depend on an inhaler (and not the kind you sniff up your nose, the kind you have for asthma) to breathe properly when the pollen count is high.
I’ll write a proper post about the long-term management of hayfever eventually, but today I just want to write about the love my family gave me when I came home feeling weak, dizzy, and aching. As I got through the door, they settled me on the sofa and listen carefully to me as I told them the possible implications of the drug and how I was feeling at that point. Then they cleaned the ground floor of the house together and let me sleep on the sofa.
I was made cups of tea whilst I watched “Deadly Women” on Netflix. After my injection, I’d purchased a Sea Salt & Lavender candle, so I burned that and enjoyed the soothing aroma. Whilst the boys continually came in to check up on me and ensure I was ok.
My husband completely took over, making dinner, walking the dogs, prepping the coffee machine and juicer, and getting me blankets, gin, and ginger beers. He was an absolute rock.
My plan for today
Today I’ve woken up feeling a bit delirious and out of sorts. I have a few tasks I need to get done though.
- Buy food for the week
- Have some grapefruit juice
- Fold and put away the laundry
- Empty the dishwasher
- Make a cheeseburger casserole
- Iron the school uniforms
I’m also going to try to get plenty of rest so that I continue to recover.