How often in all the years of your home business have you been hit with something so totally out of your control that it literally knocked you off your feet?
That’s what’s recently happened to me and I can’t even believe I was so “wiped out” that I couldn’t even do my share of the daily posts for our blog.
On Sept 2nd we took our almost 4 year old quadruplet grandbabies to a kids park that has a nature trail and hiking area. The kids loved the hiking — and the next day after the hike I started having an itching problem on my right ankle area. So as all people who don’t run to the emergency room with a simple issue, I started to doctor the area with calamine lotion, etc. The area got worse and worse over the next several days, with a huge purple rash, and me feeling more and more tired every day. By the first to middle of last week I was so tired I could hardly make it from the bed to bathroom, then from bedroom to living room – the rash was getting filled with blood / water blisters. By Thursday my daughter threatened me if I didn’t get myself to the doctor.
Well, by then I’m assuming the “infection” had gone through my system and I could barely get to the doctor. The doctor took one look at it and sent me to the “infectious disease” doctor (I’d told them about terrible bouts I’d had with poison ivy as a child, and this almost looked like a repeat of that).
The new doctor immediately put me on some super powerful antibiotic IV’s for the next 6 days (6th day is tomorrow) – two kinds of pills to take and salve for the ankle. He had me do some lab work the first day I went to him, and again today.
Tomorrow I’ll actually get to see the doctor and see if they’ve figured out what in the world “got” me. I’m still thinking poison ivy, but won’t know until tomorrow.
I’m actually feeling like I’m gonna live — need my 2 or 3 naps a day and been going to bed about 8 pm (totally off my work schedule and sleep schedule), but when you’re pooped, it’s time for a nap whether you want it or not.
At any rate, my brain was not even close to working, so I missed two posts in a row, and I’m hoping that if any of you out there have ever had something pop up at you that you had no control over – family emergency, or whatever,you’ll understand.
Things like this do happen from time to time in our business life and in our home businesses — the key is to take care of the situation, take care of yourself and then take care of the business. Ten years from now I guess nobody will remember that you’ve missed an appointment, were late in getting somebody’s alterations done, or that I’ve missed a couple of posts. We have the rest of our lives to make up for it.