I wish I had better news than this, but sweet corn is in full swing.
However. Plans change. I felt dizzy all weekend, and felt I was just needing rest. I took a lot of naps, and Sunday was the worst. Monday I got into my doctor (or a new one rather). Hubby went to his eye doctor and is off work.
He has an ulcer in his eye. It's basically a growth under the eye lid, so every time he blinks, it feels like scratching over his eye. He has to keep his contacs out, where eye glasses, and use special eye drops. As of this morning, he is still in much pain.
As for me. Well. I went in for the shoulder, but then she asked if I felt hot, and soon into the conversation, I felt like I would pass out. I had to lean back, deep breath, drink water and get a compress. After I was okay, the nurse got to work. First concern - my temperature of 102°F. Second, my shoulder, and the last, a nasty insect bite on my leg.
My shoulder: I can't get a steriod shot to ease the pain until the virus subsides. It can cause more problems. I can't take pain pills. Everyone knows that. I get sick. So, since I had not thrown up with the virus, the doctor was pleased to know that I had watched my diet carefully over the weekend. I'll be drinking elderberry tea today, unless anyone has a better suggestion for a virus killing tea. I have mullein, but not much. I already had some peppermint to ease stomach nausea. I have a cough too, so I'm guessing it's part of the virus. I'm gargling with salt water, and drinking mullein tea.
As for the insect bite, I have know idea. Neither did she. I had put plantain on it one day, but used a knife to cut it up vs. my blender, so I don't know that it was pulverized enough. It looks like a wasp sting, but red, swollen and very painful. I'm guessing a spider bite, but she said, nothing to worry about. As of this morning, swelling on it is down, but it still hurts. I'll be painfully picking plantain with my bum shoulder today.
As for the corn. I regret buying it this year. We've had a horrible time getting it put up. Youngest was under the weather one day, and with me feeling dizzy and no energy, we delayed all of it. Grad daughter had to work some days, but went to the movies with friends (yeah, I know). It was the sick taking care of the sick, and meanwhile my garden is exploding with cucumbers that I can't even can yet today.
Three bushels done. Shucked that is. Youngest got a lesson on Sunday, on how to put the corn in the freezer. I know she didn't want to, but she did, and so did Hubby when I had to go lay down. We only have 60 cups put up in the freezer, and we should have been completely done over the weekend. I'll be assisting kids today. Again.
We haven't even eaten any of it yet. My stomach can't handle it, and Hubby is too much in pain to deal with it either. Dinner is on your own these days. Mine? Applesauce, toast and bananas.
If you want to know how I prepare it for freezing, go here on my blog. If I did this right, I'll have enough for 2 years.
My update will be in 10 days or so. I have orders to get blood work done, but now that will change too. If I go get it done at our hospital, it will cost $300.00. I plan to change my follow-up visit with a "physical" and with that, the blood work is free, and so is the physical (with our insurance).
I'm sure happier and healthier days are ahead. I just wish they'd speed up.