When Illness Strikes {Ordinary Moments Week 19 – 8/5/16}

Towards the end of April I was feeling a little chesty and took a half day off work to rest. In typical fashion I didn’t allow myself to recover and instead went out Friday night, to London on Saturday and to a mini festival on Sunday, realising on Monday that I did in fact feel very ill and in turn needing a lot more rest than I had originally thought

By the time Tuesday had come I was in a bit of a state and could barely walk the length of my workplace without stopping to catch my breath. To say I was relieved when the doctor informed me that I had a strong chest infection and then prescribed me with antibiotics is a bit of an understatement. I don’t want something to be wrong with me, but it was nice to know there was light at the end of the tunnel

Mum and dad took J in on Wednesday so I could sleep for the day and I ended up spending Thursday, Friday through to Saturday in bed and to be honest I still don’t feel anywhere near right

The hubster is being a trooper, he is currently struck down with back pain but is looking after J and taking charge so that I can rest and hopefully take over soon (we really are a pair right now!)

What it has made me realise is that we are very lucky to have a support network close by. On Saturday my best friend came round and took Lexi for a 6 mile walk and then came round again in the afternoon to help out with the house. She then started on clearing our garden before returning home for the evening so the hubster and I could rest. In the day the hubster was also struggling on so his mum took charge of J and let him sleep and rest at hers, all without question or prompting

My mum contacted me on Saturday evening and advised that she was coming round on Sunday and as you read this my best friend and my mum have spent the day clearing the garden once more and spring cleaning downstairs while I was ordered to rest

I hate asking for help, I know I’m not the only person who is like this and I quite often feel like a failure when I can’t do my normal routine. What my friends and family have done is just stepped in, without me prompting or asking for help, and coming along at just the right time; when I felt completely helpless, when the hubster was at his limit and when things just really got too much for us

It’s times like these when I feel honoured to have such an amazing network close by and although I’m still on rest mode and have a pile of washing in the corner I can’t help but feel lucky to have had them in my house and I can’t wait to be back on form. I don’t really have a lot of photos from this week but here we are with the 2 amazing women in our lives who have helped the Cook household so very much this weekend.


Linking up with Katie at Mummydaddyme for The Ordinary Moments

4 thoughts on “When Illness Strikes {Ordinary Moments Week 19 – 8/5/16}

  1. Carie

    Oh bless them, what better way to kick start your recovery than to be able to properly relax and know that everything is being taken care of. I hope you’re all feeling much much better soon 🙂

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  2. Memeandharri

    Ah lovely I hope you are feeling better, it is so tough when your poorly as when you have kids there is never time to fully rest and get over it. It sounds like you have a lovely bunch of friends and family – I’m sure you would do the same for them xxx


  3. mummydaddyme

    Ah what a lovely family and friends you have, it sounds like you have an amazing support network. I have felt the same recently as I have been recovering from my c-section, my mum, husband and friends have been amazing. I hope you feel much better soon lovely. xx


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