Life

In Sickness and in Health

IMG_6888We recently returned from a wonderful, relaxing vacation in Mexico. Nine days, just the two of us, relaxing, laying in the sunshine, enjoying the beauty, margaritas and each other. It was exactly what we both needed!

The waters around the resort were all marine preserve and kayaking or stand up paddle board, snorkeling, boating were unbelieveable. Shells, colors, sea life, birds, sunshine. Ahhh….beauty upon beauty.

Upon return to our home, we were aglow with the tan, the relaxed and renewed spirit and heart. Then, the fever settled in. The body aches and migraine. Then Tim came home with the same symptoms. We must have gotten in to something together. Indeed. A mosquito.

Dengue fever is rather common, but not well-known in these parts. And not recommended! After 7 days of fever, migraines, debilitating body aches, we found out about the rash. Head to toe rash. Drive-you-crazy-can’t-itch-don’t-touch-me rash. That lasted about 3-4 days. Then there is the blood issues – low platelets that put you at risk of illness (more illness? have mercy).

Needless to say, after two weeks of the fever, rash, pain, tiredness, uneasiness and follow-up symptoms, we have fully tested the “in sickness and in health” idea of marriage. I adore my honey and overall we did pretty well. There is a little symptom in the list called “irritability” – yeah, we tasted that just a little, but for the most part, we are so grateful to be feeling better and on our way back to work!

If I have to be down with someone, I’m so glad it was you babe!

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