Monday, February 08, 2010

The Promise of a New Day?

That is, I promise to get to that Valentine's giveaway as soon as I can remain upright for more than two minutes.

Oh, the "ugh" of it all. I believe this sometimes called, "The Creeping Crud" of head colds. I just want it to stay away from the lungs, that's all, because the chest already hurts, and I am a whimpy baby who cannot handle that well.

Having said that, many of you will remember my friend, Diane, who is still battling cancer, which includes a daily draining of 300ml of fluid from around her lungs. She also endures 5 days of hours-long chemo each week and will need to do that the rest of her life. She lives in CONSTANT pain and cherishes every breath even though every breath hurts. I am so humbled to know her!

Funny how even a little twinge of pain can give you more compassion. It is almost too much for me to think about. Love you, Diane!

OK--so if I feel better this afternoon, or def. by tomorrow morning, I'll post the pics. Sorry I'm not more organized about this; the longer I live, the more I'm understanding and acceping the maxim, "Life is messy."

Especially inside a Puffs Plus tissue on my bed, which you are sitting right next to now, thanks to the laptop.

Welcome to the ward. Where we snack on Benadryl, imbibe on Nyquil, and the rat's nest of tangled hair on the backs of our heads grows gnarlier by the hour.

Catch ya later.

17 comments:

H-Mama said...

so sorry you are not feeling well. hope you are back on your feet soon!

Mama Belle said...

Feel better, lady.

And, did I tell you I love that picture of you on your header. Well, there you go. I love it.

Mocha with Linda said...

Keep those tissues away from me! Just reading this makes me want to go wash my hands! LOL


Feel better soon!!

SusanD said...

Oh no! hope you're feeling much better soon. Get lots of rest and fluids. :) Blessings, SusanD

sara said...

thanks for the mental picture of your tissue!! :{

feel better soon!!!

kcinnova said...

I'm struck by the knowledge that I am right next to that used tissue. Eeeewwww!
Keep fighting that cold!

Melissa said...

I really hope you feel better. You should get some of those Puffs Plus with Vicks and try a hot steamy bath to open your chest up. That always makes me feel better.

Sending "well" thoughts and prayers your way.

2Thinks said...

Get well soon Lid

Angie's Ad Lib said...

Feel Better Soon!

Barbie said...

Even though you aren't feeling well, you still know how to make a girl laugh. Hey, I left you a blog award on my blog. I hope you will stop by and pick it up!

Tabi said...

I hope you feel better soon!! Diane sounds like an amazing woman!

Baba said...

Hi Linda, feel better soon .. no fun being sick..hugs, Baba

Carmen said...

Grab the Nyquil, it is your friend. Throw away the tissue, it's disgusting...there's more. Have a solid nap and forget about us for a day. You need your rest lady! ;)

Jenny said...

Feel better soon

Mrs. E said...

Hope you feel better soon. (And so glad that blog friends can't give you infect us through the computer! Sorry. Self preservation!)

Your friend Diane--courage in human form! Blessings to her!

Cathy said...

Hope you feel better soon!

CeeCee said...

Take care of yourself. Yea, thanks for the lovely tissue imagery. LOL!