Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'm Back...Well Barely

Oh good grief-
You guys can only imagine the HELL that has been Raquel's World for a week or so. So much hell I could not even blog. Let's see where do I start?
I have been SICK, SICK, SICK...I had a round of strep-throat, a touch of the flu, and a headache for 3 days, and now I believe I have Thrush...WTF!!!
If you recall our job laid off the majority of our staff and we are now down to a VERY small crew. As usual when I warned my boss this was not the way to handle it because flu season was coming and one of our 4 staff members was also moving, cutting back so severely would leave us destitute in the event anyone or one of our 20 kids (we all have 4 or more kids each) became  ill. No one listened and we all became ill around the same time the one staff member was moving and it is also our busiest time. So my week was a mixture of calling out sick and feeling guilty for the staff that was stuck, and dragging my ass in sick-as-a-dog and getting stuck working by myself. Uggghhhh. It was not good and since I could not take more than a day off at a time I never fully recovered. In addition to that it was a very busy week at our job so, not good, not good. I am still not well. I cough as if I smoke 5 packs of Marlboro Reds an hour, and you do not even wanna know the things I have coughed up this week. Or do you? I would love to tell you but it could very well be TMI.
Okay add to that the fact that in my home/personal life I am having DRAMA! Drama. Drama. Drama!!! It all has been just too damn much to bear. I'll save that for another post. On top of that we had out of town guests for 3 days and on top of that my insurance canceled, for no good reason. Actually looks like they made a mistake, shocking huh? So I am currently mid battle with my insurance company.
I had a new lovely staff member due to start last week to save our sinking ship and I was so excited we would all be able to get a sigh of relief but to my horror she emailed the night before she was due to start and said she had a better offer and would not be coming. Oh good lord.. I could go on and on, trust me this is all the PG version of life lately but, I'm back. In a zombie state no less but back so hopefully I will get back in the swing of things and get some posts up this week. I have some really good stuff to share.
Anyhoo,, that's whats been up with me. I guess I'll get to reading and see what's been up with you all. Oh and by the way if anyone knows any good home remedies for thrush please let me know. I am already taking acidophilus pills and eating yogurt.


  1. Roc - can you get a diflucan pill? Just one will do. (Rx) keep taking that acidiophilius and plain yogurt though!

    i'm sorry you're so sick. working with kids I don't know how you stay well!!

    glad you are back....somewhat.

  2. I was going to say the same thing. One diflucan and you will be back on your feet in no time. They do make generic and it is super cheap.

    Feel better.

  3. I think the insurance thing trumps the sick thing by a whole bunch.

  4. Man, that all just sucks so bad.

    Hope you get to feeling better and things get back to normal or at least semi-normal fast!

  5. I disappear for awhile and then come back..and then you disapear! Glad your back...in a sorta kind of way!

    Man, what a horrible week your having. Not sure about Thrush. I remember my kids having it and it sucked. Other than what you are currently doing there isn't much else besides getting a prescription of Nyastantin but seems your insurance is giving you fits that's proabaly out of the question. I would say lower your sugar intake as much as possible...

    Hope you get to feeling better soon! :)

  6. And there's more? Man you life sucked last week. Here's hopeing you have a better week.