Ok, this has completely knocked me on my butt this week. I got the works - fever, chills, achy, weak, headaches like you can't believe, and of course unimaginable boob pain. Seriously, after three months of this I'm still getting sore and having open wounds, I'm not even a great milk producer to begin with so we've started giving them a little formula a couple times a day after I nurse them anyway, and now mastitis? Why am I doing this? As I got out of the shower this morning and was shaking my head as I looked down at the sad condition of my boobs I had to laugh as the first thing that came into my mind was the song "Why can't we be friends? Why can't we be friends..."
Also, today I suddenly have some viscious diarrhea in addition. Not sure if it's from the medication or what. I knew a girl in New York who used to say, "I'm one flu away from my ideal weight." So true - I only lost the final 5 pounds after having Cash when I got a nasty bout of food poisoning. Well, I'm about 5 flus (flues? floosies?) away from my ideal weight, but here's hoping we can get that down to like, three.
Unfortunately Ryan was away on overnight call again. And don't worry - I know you all wish you were here to help. I wish you were too. :)