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Sick Days, Oh Canada & Missed Cruises

Monday, October 28, 2019

At the beginning of the month we went on a New England/Canada Cruise. We went to Boston, Portland, St. John, New Brunswick & Halifax, Nova Scotia. For me it was terribly cold in Canada! Only low 40s which I know is not cold for all of those lovely folks, but for me..... Brrr! I have to say for the most part, Canadians are as friendly & nice as I've always heard. For the most part..... I did meet one snobby, actually kinda mean, woman running a shop who was not friendly, came off as very judgmental and a sort of know it all. But, that only reminded me that we are all human and cannot be generalized no matter where we live! We went to NYC and hit some hot spots then got on the ship. It was a different trip for us since we usually go to the Caribbean, but it was interesting and lovely!

After coming home of course I had to play make up with work and was doing what I could to get back into my workout and eating schedules. I realized I could not continue with the one challenge I was doing. I just could not focus on anything to do with SP and then also do all I needed to do to sustain life, job and continued education!

Then I started feeling poorly. Ended up at an emergency doc in the box on Saturday, Oct. 18. After alot of blood draws and urinary tests they called Monday all happy to tell me my tests were clear! I broke down in tears and said but, I'm sick! They directed me to go directly to an Emergency Room. I didn't want to go to our local one because I feel certain I'd be dead by now if I did. so, I went to the ER where my endocrinologist and kidney specialist are located. They ran tons of more blood tests, more urine tests, a flu screening and a strep screeing and all were clear! The doc listened and heard a slight rattle in my left lower lung and so I was diagnosed with pnemonia.

I'm a week out from the diagnosis and am feeling better, but not my best yet.

They wanted me to stay, but gave me the option to come home as long as I followed up with my PCP. I did and she agreed with the pneumonia. The best thing is no more fever or chills. I have not been coughing, so that is weird. But, that could still come.

My PCP said I absolutely could not go on our cruise to Bermuda which is where I should be right now! We were supposed to leave on Oct. 26. Oh well.

I'm getting stronger every day and am so grateful because it could be alot worse than it is! I could be in the hospital and I'm not. I could feel alot worse than I do and I don't. I could have double pneumonia and I only have 1 little rattle in 1 part of my left lung! I'm no longer feverish so that is all good!

so, I wouldn't say I'm happy, but I'm not miserable. I just don't feel all that great and am sad I had to stay home. But, it is all for the best. Now, the sad thing is that Hubby sounds like he is barking up his lungs! Alas!

Hope all of you are doing better than I!
Monday’s Mummy: Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.~John Wooden

Happy National Chocolate Day, National First Responders Day, National Immigrants Day, Plush animal Lovers Day, Champagne Day, St. Jude's Day & World Stroke Day!

What Halloween candy is never on time for the party?~ChocoLATE!*What does a monster call a sheep covered in chocolate?~A Candy Baaa!*Why did the witch dip 4 black kittens in chocolate?~To make a kitty kat bar!*Who does the princesss hange out with on Halloween?~Anyone who will give her chocolate kisses!*What’s the best part of Halloween?~When the candy goes on sale next day!*Where did the alien stop for a Halloween drink?~The Mars Bar!*Why did the M & Ms stay home & study instead of trick or treating?~They wanted to be Smarties!*What candy do zombies try to avoid?~Lifesavers!*Which Halloween candy smells bad?~Footsie Rolls!*Which Halloween candy makes the most noise?~Blow Pops!*What do you get when you cross a werewolf and candy corn?~A corn dog!*What kind of prize do you win in the Halloween Grand Prix?~Peanut Butter Cups!*What’s the hottest candy on Halloween?~Fireballs!*What’s the happiest candy on Halloween?~Almond Joy!*I was going to tell you 1 more candy corn joke, but…..~It’s too corny!

Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve.... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon.~Elizabeth Kim~~Halloween is the beginning of the holiday shopping season. That's for women. The beginning of the holiday shopping season for men is Christmas Eve.~David Letterman~~Hobgoblins know the proper way to dance: Arms akimbo, loopy legs askew, Leaping into darkness with delight, Lusting for the ecstasy of fright, Open to the charm of horrors new.~Nick Gordon~~Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.~Dave Barry~~Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty.~Lora Brody~~All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.~Charles M. Schulz~~Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.~Tom Waits~~Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.~Dorothy Parker~~But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; they said to you, ‘In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.’ It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves in the love of God; wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And convince some, who doubt; save some, by snatching them out of the fire; on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh~St. Jude(Apostle & Martyr, Patron of Lost Causes)~~There are days when your life seems like a furniture arrangement where everything is where you told the delivery guy to leave it for now.~Robert Brault

Fun Fact: The inspiration for "Lean on Me" was Bill Withers' childhood in the coal mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia. He wrote the song after moving to Los Angeles and longing for the tight-knit community of his hometown.
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Glad you enjoyed your New England/Canada cruise. Sounds lovely. Yes, sometimes you just meet that one person who has an attitude problem (but – you don’t know what’s behind it) and can’t let it color your perception in generalities.

    So sorry you’ve been ill!!! And pneumonia to boot. **SIGH** Glad you’re w/o fever and chills now. And that IS odd no cough!

    So sorry it caused you to miss your Bermuda cruise. **SIGH** But getting healthy is important.

    OH NO! I hope your DH isn’t sick as well! Hope he sees the Dr. and feels better!

    281 days ago
  • LESSOFMOORE
    Spark Twin,

    Welcome home! I'm sorry to hear that you and Anthony are under the weather. Wishing both of you full and speedy recoveries!

    Hugs,
    Twyndie
    281 days ago
  • LITTLEWIND53
    Sorry you got sick. I hope it wasn't a Canadian Special? Glad you had a good time and sorry you are missing your next vacation cruise.

    Love your Halloween jokes. I think I am going to borrow some of them.

    Get well soon, to both of you.
    281 days ago
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