The Verdict….

by DanicasDaily on January 10, 2013

Thank you all so incredibly much for all the get well comments, emails, texts, Facebook and Twitter messages.  I read every single one of them on my phone and they really did help me feel a little better each time.  I am truly touched that so many of you took time out of your day to send good vibes our way and gave me a giggle when you all encouraged The Husband to post his eats.  Thank you all for being so awesome!

Now about that nasty bug I caught ~ It was awful, as in quite possibly one of the worst things I’ve ever experienced in my life.  My Doctor is a pretty smart cookie because she had a back up plan.

I really thought I had Strep throat, however, that little Q-Tip swab of my throat came back negative.  The Mono test is 100% accurate because they draw your blood to take it.  Luckily that came back negative.  The smart thing my Doctor did when she took my Mono test was to order a White Blood Cell count and analysis test.  This test showed her that the type of antibodies my body was sending out to fight the infection were the type they send for a bacteria versus virus and she quickly put me on antibiotics.

We don’t actually know what bug I caught or if it really was Strep or something else, but, the antibiotics almost immediately started to make things better and I am finally on the mend!

The Husband has been incredibly awesome and pretty funny too.  All of these pictures are taken by him….I will work at getting back to pictures taking tomorrow or the next day.

On the day we got home from the hospital, he went out and bought every single type of soup they had in the store.

Lipton’s Noodle Soup…..

Plus Gatorade, tea and orange juice for hydration….I honestly couldn’t even really eat the crackers.

Cup of Soup ~ I haven’t had this since I was a kid but it was really delicious.  He put crackers with everything even though I almost always returned them Smile

He also bought canned chicken noodle, but, honestly, I really do not like the canned stuff all that much.

When I was finally tired of the soup we had, he went out and got my two favorite things that I told him make colds better Winking smile


And Won Ton Soup!

In between soups, I did have applesauce, bananas and oatmeal on occasion but that was mainly eaten so I did not get sick from the medicine.

He also bought a bunch of things that were easy to swallow and cool as the doctor said cool things will help my throat.  She was totally right – I liked cool things over hot.

Jell-O (I love that he dug out a placemat to match)


And, one of my favorite friends brought by a Vitamin C Boost from Jamba Juice to help boost my system.  I am pretty addicted to these at the moment……

The on thing I’ve missed the most more than anything…..The Husband’s guppy kisses!  We are not allowed to do any of that until my antibiotics are over…..maybe TMI, but, it’s true!


Today was the first day I ventured out and had “real” food and COFFEE!! I cannot believe I couldn’t fathom drinking a coffee and turned down several Starbuck’s delivery offers….that’s how sick I was LOL.

Thanks again everyone!  I will catch up with your emails, etc. hopefully over the weekend.  See you all tomorrow with a food post that is hopefully a little more exciting than my “hospital” food I’ve been eating.

Night all!

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa (@TheDailyMel) January 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I’m so glad to hear you’re finally on the mend, Danica!! Take care of yourself and still get plenty of rest. You don’t want to risk overdoing things and wiping yourself out before you’re completely healed. :)


Phyllis January 10, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Glad you are on your way to recovery! Your hubby is so sweet! When I get sick I always make my hubby stop at Chick-fil-a for their chicken noodle soup – yum.


StephNordstrom (@StephNordstrom) January 10, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Love that the hubs got you every soup imaginable! Your pics made me crave Cup O’ Noodles.


Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats January 10, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Soo glad to hear you are on the mend! I hope you allow yourself enough time to take it easy before you throw yourself into exercising again!!


Josie January 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm

SO glad you are on the mend!! What a good nurse Jay is!! :)


Jersey Girl Cooks January 10, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Glad you are feeling better! You have one heck of a hubby!


mary @ what's cookin with mary January 10, 2013 at 11:41 pm

So happy you’re feeling better! :0)


Leah Romano January 11, 2013 at 5:11 am

Glad to hear you are feeling better!! Don’t over do it you don’t want a relapse. Glad your back


Melva January 11, 2013 at 5:15 am

Ahhh so glad you are better!!!! Your hubby is awesome!


Catherine Beaudet January 11, 2013 at 6:24 am

Flu-like symptoms but were prescribed antibiotics that actually worked on the illness. Congratulations, you are probably another of a growing statistic for H1N1 and variants (aka Swine Flu) sufferers. I’ve caught it myself a few years back, it’s evil! It comes on super quick, saps you of all enegry, and hangs on for dear life until an antibiotic (usually Tamilflu) knocks it out. Don’t know what is used on it now though.

Glad you’re feeling better. I was missing your entertaining and inspirational posts.

Continue to rest up and drink lots of fluids. If you have a Jewish Deli in the area send the Hubby out to pick up some Matzo Ball Chicken Soup. Jewish penicillin in a bowl, that it.


Cara January 11, 2013 at 7:09 am

Glad you are recovering. My mother always gave us Lipton ,from your first picture, we used to call it Lipton’s Baby Noodle Soup. You sould grab some of that citrus I see across your fence for a vitamin C dose.



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Toni January 11, 2013 at 7:22 am

I am SO happy to hear that you are feeling better!! i too have been under the weather for almost 2 weeks :( i just started taking anitbiotics yesterday and hoping it kicks in quickly!! take care of yourself and looking forward to your posts!!


janetha January 11, 2013 at 8:13 am

Jay is the sweetest. So glad you are on the mend!


Trevor LaRene January 11, 2013 at 8:22 am

Glad to hear you are on the upswing. (Of course, just seeing the picture is making me crave some potstickers!)

Take care. Keep pushing fluids!


Vetta January 11, 2013 at 8:30 am

so glad to hear you’re feeling better!!! take it easy and don’t over do it. Lots of orange juice and rest!


Lori January 11, 2013 at 8:39 am

Absolutely LOVE your Husband! You’re a lucky girl!

So happy you’re feeling better!


Leisa January 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

So glad you are on the mend! Have really missed reading your posts! Take care and don’t rush back too quickly….we don’t want you getting sick again! :) Have a great weekend!


Diana January 11, 2013 at 8:47 am

I love today’s post, you never think of what to eat when you’re under the weather. Just a newbee to your blog but LOVING it! So glad you are better and look forward to a year of fun and interesting “dailies” from you.


Kathy R. January 11, 2013 at 8:48 am

The husband picks a matching place mat? He is just too awesome.
So glad you’re on your way back to feeling yourself again!


christine January 11, 2013 at 8:56 am

First coffee then wine…..glad you are back with us!!


Chris January 11, 2013 at 9:05 am

So happy to see your smile again. Go slow and let Jay keep taking care of you as long as you can.LOL


Dolores January 11, 2013 at 9:08 am

So glad you are on the mend. Your husband loves you so much. Love that!


Barb January 11, 2013 at 9:21 am

Great news that you are on the mend!


Christine January 11, 2013 at 9:32 am

Great to hear that you’re on the mend! What a good guy your husband is! :-)


Connie January 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

Glad you are feeling better Danica! I missed you all week. Glad the Husband took good care of you. I enjoyed his food pictures! Love the jello and placement!


Christine January 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

What a sweet husband! So glad to hear that you are feeling better. Rest up over the weekend!


Dotty January 11, 2013 at 9:51 am

So glad you are feeling better. I loved the pictures and what a great hubby…He is definetely a keeper. Keep getting better.



Melissa @ TryingToHeal January 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

Oh Danica, I’m glad you’re starting to feel better! It’s so scary when we get sick like that, and with the flu now in full swing and people getting sick and dying, it’s scary!! Feel 100% better soon!!


Carrie January 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

Glad you are on the mend, now be sure to take it easy, we will still be here when you’re ready to post again!


sofia January 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Glad it was not too serious. If you were closer I would have. Ade you a big pot of avgolemano.


Tracy January 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm

I’m glad to hear you are feeling better! Sounds like you have been well taken care of. You always know I’m sick when I don’t eat and don’t want Starbucks! Sounds like it was the same for you! Hope you feel better soon :)


Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

OMG what a sweetie!!! I can’t believe you husband took all those pics for you and even got out the matching placemats!!!! That is so adorable.


Clements Davis January 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Nice that you’re on the road to recovery. Curious, the picture with both of y’all in it is that your “recovery den?” Looks like there is a get well station behind you with an ice bucket, & cups. My gosh you have lost so much weight since I saw your last pictures:)! Great job! What a nice comforter Jay is 😉 I’m so thankful Thomas is too!


DanicasDaily January 13, 2013 at 7:17 am

Hi Clements,

The picture was taken in November at my Brother In Laws birthday celebration.



Gail H. January 12, 2013 at 4:40 am

So glad you’re back!


Bonnie January 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I’m so happy to hear you are well, or almost. Continue on being well.



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