"Keep scribbling! Something will happen." Frank McCourt

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sick as a Dog

There are some things you don't know.  I am officially on vacation for the month of July as of 3 pm today.  Something else you don't know is that I have been pretty darn ill with a severe kidney infection since last Friday.  I suffered all weekend in major ways. If I had it to do again, I would have ordered the ambulance. But, I'm stubborn. I try to be tough. And I can't make a decision to save my life (clearly).  Finally, after a diagnosis Monday AFTERNOON, I was given a shot, a prescription for a  strong antibiotic and something for nausea.

Day 5: I am experiencing less pain  Still not eating much. Trying to rehydrate. I am still laying down too much. No strength.

I won't bore you with any more details. Although, suffering is good writing material, it changes your brain somehow maybe your soul.  I need to think on that. It's not like I haven't experienced pain; I gave birth twice -naturally.  This experience has been...well...mind changing.

I also thought I was going to get a puppy, but it looks like that fell through. So that's disappointing. I'm so sick, though,  it doesn't really matter.

I am taking some time away from the Internet. I may post some, I don't know.  I DO know I want to write until my fingers are exhausted. That will make me happy.

This is what I will do in July, mostly:  Write, think  and write some more.

Take care.

23 comments:

  1. Take care and I hope you feel better soon! {{Hugs}}

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  2. Take care and enjoy your 'vacation.'
    See you in August.

    Mary
    Giggles and Guns

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  3. "Although, suffering is good writing material, it changes your brain somehow maybe your soul."

    So true. I couldn't agree more.

    Thinking of you, JW. Blessings and better days.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well, and hope things improve soon. Enjoy July, much happy writing to you :)

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  5. Take care of yourself....I hope you start feeling well enough to really enjoy your vacation. {{hugs}}

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  6. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hope the medicine helps and you're feeling great in no time. Maybe getting the puppy fell through because you were so sick. Once you're better another puppy may be available. Remember, things happen for a reason. You need to take care of yourself now and a puppy later. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Enjoy your writing and I'll be looking for you in August, if not before.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  7. Hi Teresa .. look after yourself - you need to heal and recover - relax .. we'll be here for your return ..

    Hope all goes well and will be thinking of you .. Hilary

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  8. Hope you feel up to writing soon.
    And sorry about the puppy. Although he might've been more than you can handle right now.

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  9. Awww, take good vare of yourself, Teresa.
    Hope you feel better really soon!!!

    Sending love and positive thoughts your way!
    ~B xx

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  10. Teresa, that sounds miserable! Please take care of yourself and feel better soon.

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  11. Rest up, write, and feel better soon!

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  12. Teresa, sorry to here you're not feeling well, and hope you're up and enjoying our vacation soon!

    That puppy is just waiting for you to feel a bit better, then he will find you. They seem to come into our lives when we need them most!

    Take care!

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  13. Sending prayers for a speedy get well...okay as speedy as it can possibly be. Maybe I should send prayers for speedy comfort...I'll just go for both.

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  14. Praying you get better fast so you can enjoy your time off!!

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  15. Feel better soon. Pain is exhausting, along with everything else. The right puppy will wander into your life when you're really ready for him or her, and not laid up.

    Thinking of you!

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  16. So sorry to hear you're ill. Take care of yourself, let others take care of you and relax. I look forward to reading your posts when you come back. :)

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  17. Hope you have begun to feel better Teresa. I know kidney infections can be horrid. Take your vacation time to rest up, and take care of yourself.
    God bless you and may you enjoy your vacation!

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  18. Take care of yourself, get well, and follow whatever your heart asks with this time off.

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  19. Take care, heal, write and be prepared to share all the gory details when you return.

    I suspect you may have a puppy when you come back too.

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  20. Teresa, take time to get better. I have a kidney infection and would not wish it on anyone. Milk thistle is good for healing your kidneys.

    Take care & God bless!

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  21. awhhhh i am so sorry to hear u are ill
    i hope u will get better soon and u will publish ur inspirational posts

    miss u a lot

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