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Next up, I got my flu shot on Wednesday. All day yesterday I was happy that I was not getting a big swollen lump at the injection site and annoyed that my bra was apparently pinching me under my arm.
Fast forward to bed time, I haven't had my bra on for sometime, (I know, too much info) but my armpit still hurts and I still have not had a bell go off, until I try to lay down and roll onto my right side.
OUCH! I leapt up out of the bed! What the #@*&????
Upon further examination, I have a huge swollen lump of lymph nodes under my arm, and after further investigation, yes, this can be a side effect of getting a damn flu shot.
Great. Every time I rolled in my sleep to the right I woke up. It was not a good night. I cannot sleep on one side all night thanks to RA which stiffens me into a pretzel. So, it was a lot of fits and starts all night to find just the right position to sleep with the minimum amount of discomfort.
Here is the worse part: It hurts to pick up my coffee mug to drink! ARRRGGGHHHH!!
Next time, I will not be so busy chatting away with the RN that I absent mindedly let her inject me in my right arm!
Oh! Don't let this scare you from getting a flu shot, I am sure that I got this stupid reaction because I am immuno-suppressed from the drugs I am on for my RA and Lupus.
And now, for something completely different...
Thanks to John Scalzi at By The Way...
Weekend Assignment #82: What was your favorite bedtime story as a child?
Extra Credit: As an adult , have you shared that favorite bedtime story with a child?
I loved any and every story as a child. I was born a voracious reader and I still am. I don't recall any particular favorite but I had a big Disney Treasury of Bedtime Stories, and I do recall my daddy reading from that book for many nights.
As I got older, my favorite bedtime reading was Nancy Drew. I would read and re-read her books, putting myself in the stories and solving the crimes with the help of Bess and George. I still have my Nancy Drew's and now, my kids have been enjoying them, event the boys!
Yes, I did read from the Disney Treasury book to my kids, from the exact same book that was mine. Mostly, my hubby did. Since he works all day and is not home with the kids like I am, bedtime was and is still his special time with the kids.
I would read GoodNight Moon to the kids when they were toddlers before they went to their bedroom with dad. I still love that book.
The kids now read on their own, and after daddy puts them in bed they all have reading time with their book lights. They go to bed earlier than most kids, which gives them the opportunity to decompress from the day and develop great reading skills. It gives hubby and I time alone each night before one of us falls asleep. We usually get to watch a few shows together and get time to talk. The kids are all great students, so the plan is working so far!
Okay, that is enough blabberings from me for today. Now, go visit CarnivAOL and send Paul a journal entry...scour your archives...go!