Saturday, February 14, 2009

Bittersweet Valentines

I went to see a Doctor yesterday amidst the bad weather and with a high fever. I was hoping that the doctor's diagnosis would turn out differently but subconsciously, I was very aware that 99%, I got mumps. I read the symptoms and they all fit on it. I looked like an alien already as my jawbone swell and sore a lot. And so alas, the doctor confirmed that it was indeed mumps (!) and sad to say, I was told to rest for a week - and it means to say that my duty will be extended, too. Sigh.... I hope I won't get sick again during my entire rotation at the hospital.

With all that has happened to me, I cannot celebrate Valentines day with my husband and daughter. As I've said in my previous post, I sent my daughter to her grandma's place and now I am terribly missing her. I posted a blog at My Girl about how I felt on not seeing her.

Yesterday, I really had chills and my husband put on so many blankets over me. I guess there were 5 including my woolen blanket. And since it was not enough, he wrapped himself around me to keep me warm. He took a leave of absence from work to take care of me so he was the one who prepared my meals and all my other needs. I suffered Parotitis, too, that I had a hard time chewing on my food so my husband decided to spoon-fed me. Sweet, huh? But what a sad way to celebrate our Valentine.

But I do appreciate his gestures. I suddenly remember our vows more than 7 years ago, that "in sickness and in health, for better or for worse..." It's very meaningful to me now more than ever. It is indeed a Bittersweet Valentines Day for me today. But despite all that happened, and despite all our nonsense bickering, I felt love and protected. I thank Glenn for everything.

Addendum:

My husband left me for awhile because he decided to buy a viand. He got back around 12:45 pm and he bought me malasugue soup because it's easy for me to chew and it was all that I wanted, too. And he also brought me a bouquet of flowers. It fills me up, huh? I was having a fever already but I suddenly forgot it for awhile, hehe. Thank you Glenn for sticking with me thru thick and thin. Happy Valentines Day!

7 comments:

Cecile February 14, 2009 at 1:05 PM  

wow, ka sweet naman ni hubby mo :-), ok lang yun di kayo lumabas, at you are together saka na appreciate mo yung wedding vows nyo more, yun naman ang importante. sige ingat ka na lang and rest more so you'll feel better soon

kittykat February 14, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

ohh so sad jud Mommy Cookie..aside from not being able to celebrate valentines day wiht hubby wala pa jud si chloe..Pagaling nalang agad Cooks para makauwi na baby mo..Tapos late celebration nalang kayo ni hubby ng V-day..

dharlz February 14, 2009 at 1:48 PM  

hey, i hope u're okay cookie dear..u get well...praying for your fast recovery...

Umma February 14, 2009 at 2:40 PM  

Waaah.. feel so sad to hear about you Mommy Cooks..but so lucky you have a great husband who sticks to you in your worst time.

He's indeed so sweet and loving hubby.. pagaling ka jan Cooks.. hope you will feel better soon.

Happy Valentine's day.

Kristie February 14, 2009 at 3:58 PM  

hope u get well soon dear!

this will be ur most memorable v-day ya... glenn is so sweet to u :)

Mummy Gwen February 15, 2009 at 3:04 AM  

Oh dear..you must be feeling very unwell. So sad to know that. Wishing you speedy recovery. Awww..your hubby is such a wonderful husband. So romantic huh...he wrapped himself around you to keep you warm..:P

Cookie February 15, 2009 at 12:46 PM  

Cecile, Dharlz, Kittykat, Kristie, Umma, Mummygwen:
Thank you for your messages, for your words of encouragement, for empathizing with me in my current condition. Times like this, I need some support.
Anyway, everyday is Valentine's day, right? But we still plan to have a late celebration. It will be very meaningful for us then because we will be reunited once again...

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