If anyone has had the Norwalk virus you have an idea of what that does to you.
It is a little more complicated for me because I have other medical issues , so it was profound and scary.
Especially when you have to be carted off in an ambulance in your pajamas .. thank god for big fluffy robe to cover faded cat and dog pjs.
I got back home after an over night stay and a huge commitment to convincing the doctors I was well enough .. I would have done anything to go home .. anything and I mean it.
You can't imagine (unless you have gone through this) how much you need to be in your own home, bed and bathroom. Nothing against the medical team .. they saved me and I love them to bits .. but this is one bunny that needs to be in her own warren.
The smallest details mean the world to you .. who ever invented chipped ice to save your burning throat "I LOVE YOU" !! .. ice water was shear heaven even though the fear of something unmentionable might happen .. ever so slowly down it went.
Pillows .. we never say enough good about them ... ginger ale "Canada Dry" absolute bliss. Orange jello .. who created jello ? I want to have them in my will !!
Husbands that would do anything for us while we look like (well .. we don't need to go there , right?) Son that kept checking on mom on the bathroom floor that she would not leave said bathroom floor .. until husband and son insisted after over 48 hours of making friends with bathroom floor .. it is a good floor ;-)
This event makes you rethink everything in between the waves of nausea , life's details are enormously magnified .. could be the fever but thinking "this is it" makes you do a little soul searching .. I know it sounds corny .. but you have never seen me in this condition .. count yourself L-U-C-K-Y !!
So yesterday evening when I was able to be upright and walk around I saw the hint of colour from the front window which has not a view you would rush to .. but just that hint of colour seemed glorious to me since I haven't been able to look at the sky ..
My pictures are a bit abstract through my neighbor's big and sadly dying tree .. but the tangle of limbs with the hints of colour seemed like "life" .. so complex, so scary at times but when you see that hint of colour it brings something out in you .. you center on how truly beautiful it all is.
I know .. far too gushy .. but hey , sometimes a gal has to get gushy about appreciating her life very much and all the wonderful people in it : )
Thank you again for the e-mail , cards and messages .. I'm alive and kicking .. even though it will take a little time for me to get back to my usual crazy self ?
So I am doing what Emma is doing here ... taking care of business ?? *SMIRK*
I have a hard time getting my foot up the wall the way she does though ?