The Duke gets his way. I'm still getting used to it, but that is the way I asked to have it when I brought DD to him.
I am sick again. Strep throat again. Hopefully I did not jinx myself with my last post. Lol.
The thing is, while the swab was being tested for a few days, I prayed that I would be able to bear through because last time I got really sick. So by yesterday afternoon, even though the was feeling tired and coughing, my throat felt quite a bit better. Imagine my surprise when I got home to find a message on my machine saying I tested positive for strep.
I told the Duke I was going to ask my friend, the one I call mom, since she was a nurse, to see if since I was doing so well if I really needed to still take the meds.
He said "Okay." But as soon as the phone started ringing he said...
Wait a minute, no matter what she says, you'll still be taking the antibiotics.
But I feel so much better, I really don't want to.
You still have to take it.
There may have been a bit of a pout as mom picked up the phone. It is a good thing I believe in obeying, even when I don't want to, or I might have thought to put the phone on talk instead of speaker phone. She said strep is strep, and can be sneaky and can hide ten reappear later, worse than before. I've also been fighting a sinus infection since around Christmas on my own, so I'm worn out, she knows. Yeah, she was right. What could I say then? And the Duke heard every word.
I then resigned myself. I know he's only worried about me. So I agreed and said I would obey, since I did not have time to say so when my friend answered the phone. I was a bit down about the ten days of meds, but I tried not to let it show, I wanted to be respectful.
We'll today I'm glad I agreed. I was up half the night coughing, and had to take my inhaler twice. I have not had to take it in years. I also am getting more soreness in my throat again. So as soon as the pharmacy is open, we are heading over.
Submitting to the Duke is not always easy, sometimes it even hurts my heart in the moment to do so, to give up what I want so strongly. But in the end, it is always for the best, and I'm always thankful when he puts his foot down. Even all weekend, I really wanted to do stuff, but the Duke put his foot down. Except for a trip to the doctor on Saturday, I had to lay down all weekend, and nap on Saturday. It was hard, but he did it out of love and concern. Thank you, Duke, for loving me enough to go against what I want at times to do what I need.
- The Duke's Deductions:
I am so glad EsMay obeyed me without requiring a spanking. At first I thought that if she was feeling better than maybe she didn't need them. After all she probably knows her own body. But then I realized that it was my responsibility as the HOH to look after her, and to make the hard decisions for her. To tell her what she knows she has to do even when she doesn't want to. As an HOH my job is not to make the most popular decisions but the best ones. I knew my wife's health was more important than making her happy with me in that moment and it would make her happier in the long run to know I could say no to her and take care of her.