Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ugh! I'm Sick

Just a short post to let everyone know that I'm still alive, but barely. Apparently Miss Emmy very generously shared her tummy bug with me. Fortunately so far I haven't been upchucking although I've certainly felt like it at times. No, I just have a bad case of what my Mama called the "back door trots", referring to the days when everyone had to go out the back door to the outhouse. I suppose that would translate to the "down the hall trots" in this modern day and time.

Just the thought of food makes my innards roil and ache. I'm achy and sore all over and have a headache. If poor Emmy felt anything nearly as badly as I do I feel sorry for the poor little thing. She's doing much better but still has some lingering diarrhea herself. Jessica had diarrhea Saturday but is fine now as far as I know.

I've spent most of the last 2 days and nights in my recliner, dozing fitfully. My tailbone is sore from sitting/lying in my recliner but I don't feel like sitting up at all. I do think the worst of it is over. I just turned my computer back on a few hours ago. It had been turned off since early Sunday morning. I think that's the longest time my computer's been off in over 2 years, at least while I was at home.

So anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know that I haven't forgotten the meme I've been tagged to do, or the award I just discovered that I've been given, but it may be another day or 2 before I feel like getting them done.

I'll be back as soon as I recover sufficiently enough to hold my head up for more than 15 minutes at a time. In the meantime, y'all have a very happy and joyous Christmas season.

Gotta go...quite literally. :-)


Susie said...

So sorry this bug "caught you" Get plenty of rest and know that you're in my prayers.

Greeneyes said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH you poor girl! those germs are partying in you again , party, party ,party , thats all they do in you and poor Emmy , well at least you took some Kooties out of her system!
Awwwee , you sound so sick , I have visions of you with your head all slumped over trying to type .
Wish I could be there to spoil you , or at the very least get you the UHhhh essentials when needed LOL

Gest some rest dear friend , and take care of YOU , sometimes it is hard when you love so many but you need taking care of this time !
rest , recoop , fluids and soft TP LOL
Hope you get over this ASAP , and just getting over your sinus partying without you !!!!!
Feel better HUGS coming your way , warm and BSH and plenty of sugar for you and Emmy , you can share with her , she seems to like sharing with you TEE HEE
what are Grandmas for if not giving Kooties too !!!!!

Love you Sister Friend , and back away from the computer now and REST


Karen H. said...

Good Early Morning Diane,
I'm so sorry you are sick. Cecil had mentioned you were sick on her post today. I was afraid that Miss Emmy gave it to you. I will pray for you to get rid of that terrible bug. I hate being sick like that. I think that's the worse sickness there is. Okay now, don't get upset, but I'm LOL at the "back door trots". I haven't heard that in years. I remember hearing my Mom and Grandmother saying that. I have been known to call it something else before, but I won't go there. LOL. Be sure to drink plenty of liquids so you don't dehydrate. I am glad Miss Emmy is feeling better. Don't worry about us here on bloggyland, you just worry about yourself. Take care of yourself because Christmas is real soon and your Family is going to need you. We will be here when you are able to get back. Take care my friend and have a Blessed Wednesday(best you can anyway). May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Myrna said...

Bless you1 I was worried that you might get that bug from Emmy! You take care of yourself! Suggestion--Yogurt with probiotics might help you get back to normal. Lee's nurse recommended it to counteract the effects of antibiotics and it works--almost too well!

Sister said...

Hope you're better soon!

Take care and get plenty of rest.


Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you
Hope your better for Christmas
jen at http://my3boysandi.wordpress.com/

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

Boy, Diane. Just what you didn't need. Hope you feel better soon.

Cameron's newest daycare delight is pinkeye and I'm making very sure he doesn't share with me this time!

Mary said...


I'm so sorry that you've been going through this. My grandsons have given me some pretty nasty bugs in the past. Brandon's favorite is to give Grandma strepped throat. I'd never had it until he was about seven. I've had it three times since then.

I am suffering from an ear infection, so am not feeling 100% either.

I'm adding you to today's prayer list that I posted. Be well soon, my friend.

Blessings and love,

Diane said...

Oh Diane,

I'm so sorry that you are sick; so glad this bug hasn't gotten your sense of humor! "Back door trots!" Nothing more needs to be said!

Be better soon....


Tammy said...

Boo on the flu Miz Diane!!

You got to get better in time for Christmas you hear??

Take care!

Love & Hugs,

Rachel said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling icky Diane. Those back door trots are no fun! Thank God we don't have to go out the back door anymore!! :) I certainly recall those days!

I had a bit of a sore throat last night so I hope I'm not coming down with a bug. I have been gargling with warm salt water which seems to help, but I still feel kind of icky. Take care of yourself!

Anonymous said...

Dear Diane, I,am sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I was happy to see your little Emmy is feeling better. Get some much needed rest and feel weel soon! Have a very Blessed Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year! God Bless sherry

Amanda said...


Get better!
We need you!

Your 'blog has brought me so many smiles and laughter in the past year. You are such a beacon to every life you touch.

Thank you for your optimism, faith, and beautiful smiling face.


Mountain Mama said...

Oh my goodness. I know this is not what you asked Santa for. I pray you are well and feeling great soon. God bless you and yours with good health.
Love & hugs

Dawn said...

I am so sorry Miss Emmy chose to share with you, when you specifically asked her noit to! She's so very generous. There's a lot of flu going on around here, too. My co-worker's 3 kids had it one after the other, and now she's missing more work because they shared it with her, too. So fatr so good here!

Take carfe, my friend. Hopefully the bugs will depart and not come back.

MightyMom said...

drink plenty of fluids dearie and take 2 pieces of chocolate and call me in the morning!
(it really does cure everything!)

Lynne said...

Diane - I hope you're feeling better soon. This is not the time of year to be sick (as if any time really is).

Anonymous said...

You poor thing! Praying you are soon feeling better! :o)

(Doing the green apple two step is another expression used around here!)

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Diane,
I hope you bundle up and stay dry today. It is still raining here as I'm typing this. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. "PRAISE GOD". Just continue to take care of yourself and drink plenty of liquids. I hope you find what you need at Monsterworld. LOL. It always seem they move stuff around too much. One week a certain item you need is on one aisle, and the next time you go back to get it, they have moved it. Why can't they leave things alone in there? LOL. Well, take care my friend and have a great Thursday. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.
P.S. I hope you picked up the Award I gave out today also. I love to share them with everyone.

Jada said...

Aww, you poor thing. I hope you're feeling better today!

Thanks for stopping by my place and for the birthday and Christmas wishes!

I wish you a very Merry Christmas with those you love and adore and one that is full of many memories!



mer said...


I'm so sorry you're sick. No fun at all. My prayers are with you, and I hope you're feeling better very soon.

I keep meaning to tell you this...
Whenever I read about you eating catfish I get so jealous! When we were in Arkansas at Thanksgiving, I told my husband that I could not return to Colorado without eating some fried catfish. He agreed that was a fantastic plan, and we told his parents that's what we wanted to do one night (they were taking us out to dinner anyway). Well, the one night we were free to go out for dinner was Monday, and every catfish place within a 50 mile radius was closed on Mondays. Arrghhh! We ended up eating Mexican, but I still haven't satisfied my craving for catfish. And I'm still jealous!

Again, feel better soon.


PEA said...

Oh dear, I do hope you're feeling much better by now! I'm so behind visiting these days, not enough hours in the day!! I'm pretty much done now with all the Christmas preparations so from now until Christmas itself, I should be able to relax and get back to my blogging routine:-) Know that I'm thinking of you and hoping that you no longer need to use the back door! lol xoxo

Anonymous said...

Just bopped over from Antique Mommy - your comment was hilarious!

Hope you're feeling better soon!


Naturegirl said...

Oh my sweet friend get well soon ..I have fallen and broke my ankle!! Recovery is 3 months..no driving!! I'm not over the shingles yet!!
hugs hop along NG