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Friday, March 06, 2015

Galaxy-Gram! The Second Go Round

I made it through today's crumbs workshop at country crossroads quilt shop in Blanding Florida.

We had a lovely time, and the shop is adorable and so were all of my welcoming students!

One knows when something is still amiss though and we learn to listen to our bodies.

I learned quickly never to bend over and tie your shoe when suffering from an ear infection!

I learned that since I wasn't feeling much better after 48 hours of a heavy-duty antibiotic I needed to be seen again.

I learned that quilters make great chauffeurs, and welcome companions when waiting to be seen yet again at the Minute Clinic.


Look! We are on candid camera!

Yes, this is Wendy and my sick self waiting to be seen.

Sinus infections and ear infections that are not responding to medication are nothing to be trifled with.

We have now added a steroid pack to the mix which should help kick everything into gear.

IHOP really does serve comfort food and I am grateful for the one in the hotel parking lot.

I also learned just how sick I have to be to not want to sew.

I also know how much better I want to be by tomorrow because I have another full classroom waiting!

This blog is also my journal, and though many of you may only want to hear about the good times, in the 10 years I have been writing this blog I have so seldom been sick.

I have also learned to feel more compassion towards those who deal with illness on a regular or even a daily basis.

I have also learned to be grateful for a comfy warm bed and family who is happy to text me instead of call me because they know it hurts to speak.

Here's hoping for a healthier tomorrow.


43 comments:

SUES CUSTOM QUILTS said...

And you are still smiling through the pain!!! Bonnie, take care of yourself!! Poor baby. So glad that there are others to take care of you. This can't be fun. You are my hero for hanging in there.

Vic in NH said...

So sorry to hear that you are still unwell while road weary, too. Let's hear it for IHOP!! God bless you, Bonnie and NO bending over.

Mary Jane said...

I thoroughly enjoyed class today after a fascinating evening Thursday. Thank you. Feel lots better soon.

cathy dale said...

You are still smiling and would never know you are sick. Get some well deserved rest. Steroids will work fast. You are a trooper. Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

Glad they finally gave you steroids..I was surprised they didn't 2 days ago..I think you'll be surprised how much better you'll feel in the morning..fingers crossed..Chris Gray Augusta GA

Patricia Waters said...

Can't wait for class tomorrow. Hope you are feeling better.

Susan Flynn said...

Praying for you to heal quickly Bonnie! It's no fun, I know! Take good care of yourself!

Linda Meekins said...

Steroids turn me into the Energizer Bunny. Hope they do their magic for you quickly!

Cleo said...

I'll be there tomorrow and sure hope you're felling better!! Wishing you a good nights sleep and speedy recovery.

KaKnitter said...

Get saline nasal spray called Ocean, white bottle, Orange cap. The saline is salt water purified, use to keep nasal passages from drying out. Get cool mist humidifier, fill with distilled water. Drugs help but basics need to be done.

Sharon Grieser said...

I really hope you are feeling better soon! So not fun to be sick away from home!

Terri said...

Hope you feel better soon! I loved the trunk show last night! I agree - Country Crossroads is a delightful shop. I recently met Lynn and I felt right at home in her shop. She's wonderful! Hope you guys have a great day quilting tomorrow. :-)im

Linda Enneking said...

That old saying that people don't appreciate their health until they don't have it is so true. Hope you are soon back to your old energetic self.

Mary said...

Sending gentle hugs and praying you will be better soon !
Xoxox
Mary in Buffalo

Anonymous said...

I hope it makes you feel better to know that you look great even in your condition..............hope you feel better soon.

nancy hutchison said...

DRINK a lot of H2O to help thin the secretions.

quiltot said...

Hope this round of meds kicks the infections in the but! Feel better!

Janet Rotundo said...

Thank you so much for the fun today! I hope your new meds kick in quickly and that you are able to enjoy the rest of your time in Florida.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sorry you are sick, especially while you are on the road. It's tough enough being sick at home. Hopefully the steroids will kick this stuff out of you, quickly.

Anonymous said...

Hope you wake up feeling much better in the morning. Thankful you got stronger meds.
Lisa Dunlap in Missouri

Leavenworth Robin said...

Hope they bust you up to first class on the way home and have a glass of red wine on the plane home.

Lisa68 said...

Bonnie I sure hope you feel better soon. You were so looking forward to the warmer weather and here you can't even enjoy it. Hopefully the steroids will kick in so you can enjoy the rest of your trip.

Sue's Stitchin' said...

Your bed at home will never feel as good as after this trip!! Feel better soon . . .

Karol Hogan said...

I've been reading your blog for almost four years, and I don't ever remember you being sick like this. You don't want to have plugged ears when it's time to fly home, because that REALLY hurts!!! Take care, please, and get well quick-----we haven't made enough quilts yet.
Karol in Colleyville, TX

Carol (Eccles) Tudor said...

Hi Bonnie, I hope you feel better soon* But watching your travels around the Globe and through the states on your bust schedule, You have been very lucky health wise. Rarely any health issues to stop your schedules. I do hope to meet you someday here in Alberta Canada*

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Anonymous said...

1000 mg Vitamin c every 4 - 6 hours (it helps thin out mucuous -- excess is gone in that amount of time), LOTS of H2o and othe clear liquids, no milk or milk products or eggs or cheese (increaes thick secretions), FloNase nasal spray, ---- some of your sinus issue might also be due to pollen and mold counts.

Linda Copas said...

Know you are trying to teach while ill, but please don't speak any more than absolutely necessary. I was ill with similar symptoms, and kept talking because of my job. I ended up with soft polyps on my vocal cords, and had to have them removed by laser. Couldn't speak for about ten days, and had to carry a magic slate to communicate.

Fran Russell said...

Hope you are not flying home. If you are, please try to find another way to get home. I had to fly once with a sinus infection and I thought my head was going to explode. It didn't, thank goodness, but it was extremely painful. Hope you feel better soon.

Sandi1100 said...

Even though you are sick, you are still all smiles! Hope you get feeling better quickly! Take care.

colleen said...

Oh I thought after 24 hrs of antibiotics you'd be feeling better. I do hope your new medication will get you feeling better fast! You don't usually don't complain of feeling poorly so this must be terrible for you, if I were there I'd have you take a hot shower jump into bed and just rest and drink water/tea what ever you can. Really your drugs will be kicking in soon if they haven't already.

Pat Pearston said...

Feel better Bonnie. You're such a trooper.

Ann Kroll said...

Prayers & Hugs coming your way to feel better fast. Hugs Ann in Attica NY

magistra said...

We give "poor babies" at our house and you get two! Poor Baby, Poor Baby. It is rotten to be sick when you're not at home in your own bed :( I'm glad they're trying to take good care of you, though. Rest! And take very good care of yourself!

QueenB said...

Hope the Steroids work fast. You cannot tell how ill you are feeling from the pictures. Hope you get some lovely tasty soup or favorite comfort food to aid in your recovery.

Jen said...

Please remember you're unsweetened cranberry juice to prevent a yeast infection with all those antibiotics. Poor baby, hope you are better soon.

Jennifer Ward said...

Bonnie, hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself!

Jennifer Ward said...

Bonnie, hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself!

cityquilter grace said...

true bonnie hardly ever sick....it happens tho and thankful immediate medical care available...

Debbie said...

When you get home get some probiotics. All those antibiotics are hard on your gut microbiome. Hope you feel better soon.

Deanna W said...

Hang in there..I am in the same situation although I am at home, this cold is a pain!!It can only get better that is what I keep telling myself!!

doitrightquilter said...

I, like you am an "A" type personality. What happens to us eventually is that we burn the candle at both ends for so so long (it is called stress) that our bodies finally just refuse to go anymore. A word of caution, take more time to rest and slow down.

I did not take my advice, but did have a wonderful 38 year long career. Retirement is great - it has been 16 years now and I love my quilting.

Please take care, some things can wait!