Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Did anyone get the license plate number of the truck that hit me?

I've had many nice comments and a few concerned emails in the last couple of days, and now that I'm able to lift my head, I thought I'd update you. I don't have anything deadly or life-threatening, just a case of the summer-time flu (which I can assure you sounds a lot more glamorous than it is).

For the last several days I've not been able to keep anything down, including water, but today I had a breakthrough! Not only was I able to drink water, but I ate a peppermint lifesaver too! Woohoo, I'm so on the mend.

In better news, my diet effort is going better than ever. Another month or two of this and I'll look like I did in high school!

Hugs to all my favorite people (from afar so's I don't infect you).


Courtney said...

Ahhh... The summer time flu. I hate that bug. Mind you, right now I'd trade you the flu for my sinus infection. :(

Menchie said...

I've just been over a severe bout of the cold. I hate being sick.

Am glad you're feeling better.

Laurie said...

Courtney, I'm so sorry...sinus infections are no fun at all. Big hug!!

Menchie, yikes! And you have children to take care of. I feel bad for whining. Get well soon!

jen said...

ok. good. i mean, not good that you were sick but good that you will be ok. i was worried. you had me worried.

don't do that again.

Q said...

Dear Laurie,
I never do very well with being sick. You are looking at the bright side of the summertime flu. Instant "lose one dress size in two days!" I have been walking twice a day do do that!
Those peppermints can be filling!!
Glad you are on the mend.

thailandchani said...

Summer flu. Yeah. Been there a few times.. but I didn't even lose any weight for all the suffering!

Being sick is icky! Hope you are better.. very quickly!



Laurie said...

Jen, I'm so sorry, the last thing I wanted to do was make anyone worry! I'll never do that again.

Sherry, I'm never sick, so I don't do very well with it either. I am on the mend now, though. Good on you for walking twice a day.

Chani, thanks so much. I am feeling quite a bit better today. :-)

Mary said...

You have such clever post ideas! The flu is definitely equal to being hit by an eighteen-wheeler. Glad you are back on the mend! I will never look like a high-schooler again!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am glad you are on the mend. Keep on the fluids and stay off the red meat cowboy food. A little chicken broth at first.

Pam said...

Eeeuuw! I'd rather have a cold than an upset stomach! I hate hurling. So glad you're on the mend and on to the gourmet dining of peppermint lifesavers. Sending love and get well hugs.

Laurie said...

Mary, I'm not all that clever, nor will I ever look like I did in high school. My face is a roadmap these days! :-)

Tossing Pebbles, I've not even graduated to food yet, so I don't foresee any red meat in my immediate future. The broth is a good idea though, I might try that, thanks.

Pam, I know what you mean, I think I'd rather have a baby than have this again. (Just kidding!)

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a song about that? "There ain't no cure for the summertime flu?"

I'm pretty sure it's something like that. :o)

Cathy said...

Ok, Honey - but you're sure it's just the flu? How long did this thing last? Lordy!

Not Amused said...

glad to hear you're ok. Great news about the diet, but don't go too far. Women are supposed to have round bits.

KGMom said...

The summer flu--no, doesn't sound glamorous to me.
Glad you are on the mend--and have not lost your sense of humor.

Laurie said...

Thomas, you are so right! I'm dating myself, but I remember that song.

Cathy, I'm sure it's the flu. Please don't worry. It started Sunday and appears to be over now. I had solid food tonight! Yippee!!

KG, I try to find the humor in most things, though it's not always possible. :-)

Dave said...

Hurry up and get better. Your body is telling you it is time to rejuvenate. Take care of your self and feel the hugs I send you.

Rhea said...

You scared me! I thought a truck really had hit you. Get better.