Tuesday, April 28, 2015

On The Couch

My work ethic flew out the window with the onslaught of this hacking cough cold that was just diagnosed as pneumonia.  So here I am on the couch drinking gallons of Vernor's, Detroit's own very unique ginger ale, and sleeping the days away till the drugs set in and the fever drops.  What a way to come home!  Till I'm back on my feet, this is how I'll be spending my days; for about a week. 

                                      
     

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  1. I'm really sorry!
    After a nice vacation, that bad now!
    Courage and patience are the only way to overcome.
      I hope you come back soon in health dear Linda!
    If loving thoughts of friends can help, I will send to you a lot !!!

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    1. Thanks Rita. I need all the help I can get. At least today I got the right medication and can get rid of all the over the counter stuff I was taking. The cold started March 15th and got more complicated as time went by. I wasn't really sick on our trip, but I wasn't quite myself either. Things got worse when we came home and that's when I decided it was time to see the doctor. I see him again in a week. Hopefully all better. (They never have you come back till you're well). ūüėä Thank you for your best wishes; I appreciate your concern.

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  2. Poor you, lots of sympathy ... I came back from Australia with a cough & cold, but not on the scale you have it. Plenty of rest and warm drinks, m'lady, and get Vitamin C into you. Get well soon! Now I'm going to look back to see what I've missed!

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    1. Everybody on the plane was coughing and sneezing. I wanted to wear a mask, but Ellis talked me out of it. I did wipe everything down with saniwipes, but I was still breathing in all that canned air. I guess I was too far gone. Thanks for the sympathy John.

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  3. Oh no! Hugs and love and wishes for a very quick get well! Pneumonia is no slight illness, you take good care and have Ellis cater to your every whim. I trust Ellis is well?
    There is something to be said for not going anywhere! I don't get sick, although I probably shouldn't say that.

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    1. Ellis is a doll! He's taking excellent care of me. I didn't catch the cold going away, the cold I had before going away got somewhat better, but then got a whole lot worse since we got home. But the medication is working already. The cough is getting looser and less painful after one dose. I imagine in three days, I'll get a bit of my verve back? Till then, I'm on the couch and sleeping a lot off and on.

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  4. So sorry, Linda, poor you! Get well soon, best wishes!

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    1. Thanks Judy. I'm doing my best to get back on my feet. Lots of fluids. Lots of rest.

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  5. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je vous souhaite un prompt rétablissement... Je vous conseille de boire cette petite mixture : Faire bouillir de l'eau, y ajouter du citron pressé, une gousse d'ail écrasé, un cuillère à café de vinaigre de cidre et une cuillère à soupe de bon miel.
    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. This recipe reads like a tea my grandmother made for such occasions. Thank you Martinealison for reminding me. The old remedies are often the the most affective. I will try it. Anything to get rid of this horrifically painful cough that comes from the depth of hell.

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  6. Ik vind het een hele krachtige uitstraling hebben Linda lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. Thanks Danielle. It's going to be a while.

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  7. You may be as sick as the proverbial dog, but your sketch is great. Get better soonest!!!

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    1. This quicky sketch reminds me of Death of Marat by David. I look dead. I should probably go back into it with some white pastels, maybe some sickly greens? I am working on recovery by sleeping a lot. Thanks for your sympathy. I need a lot of it these days.

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  8. Take care and feel better soon. I like the sound of that old home remedy. And of course there's the all-purpose chicken soup.

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    1. Mother's Chicken soup is a mainstay. After that Vernor's Gingerale, which may be a Michigan only Gingerale? After that grandma's "tea."
      Codein gives me a brain cloud as does the antibiotic. on the couch will be home for a while.

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  9. Oh no! so sorry you are sick! The drawing is cool...as always! I had a terrible flu months ago and thought I was over it....but, I developed a terrible pain in my head (each time I bent over)...and I finally had to go to the Doctor. It was confirmed to be sinus inflammation probably "smoldering" from that flu. Being sick is such a colossal drag. About the best I can say is that one can (sort of) catch up on their reading. Feel better soon!!

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