Dec 16, 2016

AND THEN IT GOT WORSE...

I think the universe is poking me in the eye to see if I'm paying attention.

That damn flu came back yesterday, and I spent the morning at the doctor...getting poked, prodded, and patted.

The patting part was nice...a kind nurse took pity on me as I blathered on and on about all of the crap that's dropped on my head lately, and she even cooed "There, there" gently, while tenderly sticking the thermometer so far into my ear I thought it would come out of the other side of my head.

Whatever this is has decided to settle in my ears and neck, and in addition to feeling generally unwell, I feel like I'm doing it underwater and listing to one side. (I had all of the stuff on the left side of my neck taken out 25 years ago when I had thyroid cancer, so now the right side of my neck seems to be taking the brunt of everything.)

I was doing OK and listening to Dr. Barbara's directions about Tylenol, fluids, rest, etc, but when she told me that I am pretty much grounded and can't go to the Dressing Downton tea on Sunday, I cried pitiful tears all over the front of my sweater.

And then she ordered nineteen pages of labwork, gave me a list of stuff I can take for congestion, and got the heck outta there before I was able to grab her by the front of her labcoat and tell her I want my mommie.

Oey.  It is, most absolutely certainly, not easy being me at the moment.  I am going to take my Gatorade and crawl back into bed until the Spring thaw.

Here's hoping that your weekend is off to a much better start and that you stay warm and safe and dry and plague free for the duration!

P.S.  I decided to leave well enough alone with the baking this year and try again for Easter.

Damn Greek cookies.

35 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you poor girl! Rest and rest and then, rest.

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  2. The worst part about being an adult is not having a mommy to take care of you when you are sick.

    Hang in there.

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  3. My oh my...get some rest and no baking!

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  4. Big girl bed for you. rest well healing prayers.Baa

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  6. *#%{ auto correct... anyway, as I wanted to say, sending gentle pats and nothing in your ears...

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  7. Rest and coddle yourself in whatever way works best. Personally, I believe this is your body reacting to the loss of dear Stewey. Just another sign of great love, grieving and loss. Take care. We are all with you.

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  8. I am so sorry!!! Be well soon! Hugs and more gentle pats!

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  9. Wrote you a whole saga on Breakfast Treats and it fly off into cyberspace...Be that as it may, still looking for some old Greek lady to who bakes Diples for Christmas... More importantly, hope you get rid of the bug and get back on track to bake victoriously another day. Stay
    warm and stitching, dear one.




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  10. Hoping you are well soon!! And looking forward to the saga of Easter cookies . . . :)

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  11. We have a new Greek deli in our little town. Let me know if you want me to check about the cookies. I'll be happy to send you some

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  12. ;)! Sorry for the chuckles but the last couple posts cracked me up. I hope you're feeling better and at least able to stitch a little. Take care Coni.

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  13. ;)! Sorry for the chuckles but the last couple posts cracked me up. I hope you're feeling better and at least able to stitch a little. Take care Coni.

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  14. Get well soon, Coni. I wish you had someone there to tuck you up in bed and look after you properly. I'd offer to come over but it might take a while from Normandy!

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  15. Oh NO!!! So sorry... but curl up and nap all the weekend away. We're thinking healing thoughts of you.

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  16. My heart goes out to you. Here's hoping that you are better real soon. Hugs coming your way. Take care of yourself...............

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  17. I am so sorry things suck right,yep crawl back into bed,grab a book,a radio and a bag of something to snack on. Just take care of yourself, it's you time.

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  18. It will pass. I ha this last Christmas. My D*daughter gave me the flu - literally on Christmas day. IT lingered, then it went into something else, then it came back. Most of January was spent thinking I was dying. But finally it left and it hasn't been back. You will get through this. Think positively! Drink lots of fluids and pamper yourself.
    Jackie

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  19. Sounds like your body is just telling you, "Enough, already." It does that after the universe has singled you out for a mass of stress. Let your body heal along with your heart. The cookies will wait a few months. Stewey would have suggested tea and crumpets instead of the twisty things, anyway.

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  20. So sorry, you have just had too much stress and pain in the last month. Please take care of yourself and get as much rest as you can...Liz

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  21. I hope you feel better by Sunday. Then you can sneak out of the house. Attending tea is not overexerting oneself. It mostly requires sitting up in a chair and not hacking or spewing pestilence on others. :)

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  22. I hope you are feeling better soon but in the meantime do what the Dr said and stay down. Get in the comfy chair and binge watch something while drinking lots of fluids.

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  23. Sending you get well soon wishes.

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  24. Hope you're feeling better soon.
    Hugs

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  25. I agree with Dirty Martini Queen, get some rest and binge watch. And maybe they could have a mini-tea in January when you're feeling better. Everyone needs a bit of fun then, when the holidays are over and the winter blahs set in.

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  26. Coni, I am sorry you are still feeling poorly, but happy to hear that you went to the doctor's about it. Hunker down, get lots of rest, drink up on the fluids, and if you are so inclined, a bit of stitching. Thinking of you!

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  27. I'm sorry your health isn't cooperating. Stress is such a big factor. Please rest up and get well soon.

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  28. You could offer your Greek cookies as burnt offerings to the Gods, and maybe they'll make you all better. I hope you are well soon, and able to enjoy Christmas. Blessings

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  29. Oh Coni, too much, too much, too much. Sending hugs & prayers. Cathryn

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  30. Sending you a batch of butterscotch cookies, M&M cookies and lots of Theraflu!

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  31. Sending you lots of get well soon wishes!!

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