Yeah, I know the feeling well...feeling feverish and in pain and like you've been run over by a truck...and not being able to plan anything because of the unexpected nature of this disease... I was in the hospital during my last birthday and again this Spring during my Husband and I's 10th wedding anniversary. We had to cancel a trip visiting family as well because of the hospital stay this year. It sux but like you say it is good that family seems to understand.
I hope you feel better soon...
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), IV Milk Thistle, probiotics.