Thursday, July 31, 2008

On Hold

My dear friend Marie emailed to find out why I've been absent from the online community. Early last week I came down with a very nasty bug that caused severe dehydration and all the side effects. I spent a week in the hospital and just got home Tuesday afternoon. All is OK, no permanent damage to my kidneys, and I'm on the mend. But I'm likely to be extremely low-energy for the next couple of weeks. I don't even have the oomph to answer many emails.

I found that being a blogger helped with the frustrations and annoyances of being in the hospital, since I could think about how to write about them, which helped to distract me. I'm not going to go into details, which I think will be way TMI, but it was a difficult few days, though thankfully not painful. I will share this: You know you're REALLY thirsty when the breath strip won't melt on your tongue!

I'm way behind with reading blogs and with Ravelry, but I'll catch up. My dear friends here, especially my Friday night knitting group, were wonderful at keeping my spirits up, including sending the most cheerful bouquet of flowers. DH was just amazing, bringing this and that to me, and even letting me talk him through how to delete and add audiobook chapters to my iPod - he's never used iTunes before.

11 comments:

Cindy G said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you haven't been well at all. It sounds as if you are on the road to recovery. I hope you mend fast.

Sandra said...

Glad to hear your on the road to recovery. Cheers to feeling better!

Yarnhog said...

I'm so glad you're okay! How scary and unpleasant. Hope you're feeling better soon.

WorstedKnitt said...

I'm so sorry to hear you haven't been well! Happy to hear that it's getting better. Strength to you from here.

lunadog said...

I'm glad you're at home now. The hospital is a dreary place at the best of times. I was kind of wondering where you were, but was imagining you up to something rather more fun! Best wishes for a quick recovery!

Carol said...

Hooboy, that IS thirsty! Glad you ar eon the mend. Keep us posted with wild an wacky stories of your climb back to what passes for normal in your house!

Jennifer said...

Just take care of yourself.... we will all be fine.

Anonymous said...

CBM, Hope you gain regain your strength soon. It's sad to know that you have been so sick! Rest when you need to, sleep, some food and plenty of fluids are very good for you. Enjoy them!
Jamie

junior_goddess said...

Ok, well you are on the mend! You must have been PARCHED!

Lisa W. said...

thinking of you and sending healing thoughts your way. be gentle with yourself.

Gryffinitter said...

I don't check blogs very often and only found this when I went to check out your bags (I personally believe that with all the right bags, I can finally conquer my disorganization, but so far it has not worked...) Wow - Dehydration - very very bad, so so so very glad you are better!!!!!!!!!!!!

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