Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thunder and Lightening

My father had a term for it:

Thunder and lightening in the stomach.

He wasn't a particularly creative man but came up with these zingers now and again that are highly descriptive.

That descriptive is me now.

I had lovely plans for today, starting off with a routine doctor visit and ending up in my favourite wool store and then heading home for the weekly community card game. Well the doctor happened and then bingo the aforementioned storm broke out in the mid regions and I headed on home and straight to bed.

I'm obviously up now for a while and still feeling queasy. But any time something like this happens I always ponder on the people who are far worse off. I view my little ailments as a halt and reflect. And realize how lucky I am when many would exchange conditions with me in a heart beat.

I'm sure it's either stomach flu or something I ate. Either way I have the confidence that there is an ending in a day or so while others do not have that luxury of thought.

A blessing. Even a gift. Seriously.


  1. feel better soon. I need you to be healthy and alert.

  2. A day of rest and no food does us no harm, keep up the fluids and stay warm.

    Get Well wishes from across the pond.

  3. Oh, dear. I hope by the time you see this, it is over. Thunder and lightening indeed.

  4. A blessing? A gift? The galloping trots is neither. It's a curse. If the best your doctor can do is give you such bugs, find another, and make sure he washes his hands before examining you.

    Get well soon.

  5. I'm with RJ! But get better soon.

  6. I understand what you mean, though, WWW. In our case such symptoms aren't deadly, like they are in other countries right now. We get over them without any fear. And can be nice and safe in our beds. Whereas others...

  7. I hope you feel better soon :-(

  8. I hope the mid-regional storm passes quickly and soon gives way to calmer weather.

  9. Stomach bugs are nasty. I hope you're well again very soon.

  10. I'm impressed that you can find a positive twist to your sickness. Hope it passes quickly.

  11. Thunder and Lightening in the stomach is a wonderful term for tummy upsets and worse. Hope you are feeling better very soon. And thanks for reminding us that usually we can cope.

  12. Hi All:
    Thanks for the good wishes, No, RJA, I don't think I got it from the doc, the onset was far too sudden. Just a bug picked up probably the day before.
    I'm clinging close to home today, still queasy but feeling safe and warm.
    Your kind words sustain me.

  13. I missed this post yesterday, WWW - I do hope you're feeling better today.

    As it happens I got me a set of hives from somewhere yesterday which are itching as I type. Allergies again I guess.


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