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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I'd Like to Have a Normal Sore Throat and March Birthdays

I'm sure that topic would seriously confuse most but things seem so different for me since having Hodgkin's. I can't just feel a sore throat and that is all. No, not at all. My whole neck gets sore. I feel the lymph nodes under my jaw swell. I get an aching in the muscles in my neck. I have a pretty nasty cold right now. Yesterday I felt flu-ish and today I just want the sore throat/neck to go away. It's that time of year and if I have to "pay" for some warmer weather by catching a cold or two I guess I can deal with it.

March is a busy month for my family. We have 3 birthdays in one week. First up is my husband Jason who turns 35 on March 13th. I like to tease him because his birthday will be Friday the 13th and his name is Jason. I pretend to shriek in terror. Yes, I am silly like that.

Next up is my oldest daughter Lexi who was born March 16th, 1997. She will be 12! I can hardly believe it. She is as tall as I am now. I just love her to pieces. She helps out so much and did so much while I was sick. She is in the green shirt on the left.

Next up is Mikayla who turns 9 and who loving her big sister as much as she does, decided to be born on her birthday. She came into the world on March 16, 2000. Yep. Two birthdays on the exact same day 3 years apart.

And NO it was not planned. You wouldn't believe how many people ask me that. I'd never choose for my children to share a birthday but we do divide things up pretty fairly I think. I'll never forget the nurses at the hospital where I had Mikayla bringing my then 3 year old Lexi a little birthday cake to surprise her for spending her birthday at the hospital. It was so sweet!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your family! I hope you feel better soon!

Sandee said...

Have fun with all the March birthday celebrations. How fun.

Have a terrific day and feel better soon. :)