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Sick As A Dog… But No One Else In My House Is Suffering

Yesterday afternoon, I started to feel a little funky and by bedtime I was out for the count. MAJOR sore throat. Totally dizzy. Utterly exhausted. No fever though which I am thankful for.

Funny thing is… my kids are not sick and neither is Bill. Friends on Facebook say that my children can be hosts to illnesses while not presenting any symptoms. I’ve never thought of that before? Guess it makes sense.

I had a big “woes is me” moment last night when the throat was on fire. I’m feeling so much pressure (you know where) lately – so every movement is quite painful. And my legs… OH MY LEGS. I have to rotate around 1000 times a day just to make the pain go away. Now the throat and the dizziness.

But it was short lived. I know this is a blessing. I’m still only human though. It was a weak moment and Bill let me cry a bit so I could release it all.  Then we joked about how many trips I’m going to win in 2013 and put on a season 2 Downton Abbey marathon. 😉

PS – A little over 2 weeks to go before I am officially off of bed rest. Can you imagine? I started on modified bed rest around 16 weeks. So, this is truly amazing!! Almost there.

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Ive been sick for over a week! It started with a sore throat & then my lungs started filling with fluid. It has been terrible. I wake up coughing 10 times a night ! I’m exhausted!….
    I was on total bed rest from the time I was 20 weeks pregnant until my son was born at 37 weeks. I had PIH that led to Toxemia & an emergency c-section. That was 15 yrs go & I remember it like it was yesterday!

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