Wednesday, September 25, 2013

10 Things I Learned During My Week in Bed

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Voices Boomers program and have been provided with a device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

Well, thanks to an antibiotic-resistant kidney infection, coupled with a stone that's still there and fevers often in the high 103s and low 104s, I've been on a hiatus. I hope you've missed me, even just a little bit.

Here's what I learned:
  1. I have an amazing community of followers who truly care about me. I've seen how you've cared about others in the community, and now I've experienced firsthand how your thoughtful comments and faithful prayers shed a little bit of light into an extremely dark week. Thank you.
  2. Just because you think you're sick enough to be hospitalized, it doesn't necessarily mean your doctor will agree. Despite the recommendation of the doctor who was treating me in the ER, my physician decided (without having seen me) that my symptoms didn't warrant admittance. Thanks, Doc. I'm on the search for a new one already.
  3. My husband is a saint.
  4. My cats are capable of great concern.
  5. God tends to ignore prayers like, "Please let me die now!"
  6. The world doesn't stop because I don't check my email everyday. Yes, I did lose some business, but Speechless will recover.
  7. Sometimes, you can be so sick that you can't read or watch TV, no matter how bored you are.
  8. If you don't eat for a week, you lose weight. Fifteen pounds. Woo hoo!
  9. My Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD became my only connection to the outside world. I was too sick to sit at my desk and had no desire to have a laptop in bed with me, so at least I was able to check in on things from time to time (after the first couple of "I don't care about email, the blog, Facebook, or Twitter"). It kept me in touch. By the way -- the smart phone is on lend to me through the Verizon Voices Boomer program. I was a chosen blogger to fly to Chicago and try out some Verizon products, including this phone. For those of you who know me, I'm about as interested in technology as, well, your typical grandmother. But I've had fun with the phone and, like I said, it was invaluable to me last week.
  10. When you're really sick and there's only one thing you want to eat, you stop worrying about artificial food coloring and sugar, and you reach for the JELLO.

I'm sure that's just a partial list, but it's what I can think of right now as I sit at my desk once again. I've missed this desk. I've missed work. And I've missed GG.

Thanks for staying faithful. Now, tell me the truth -- you weren't going to give up on me, were you?


  1. So glad to hear that you're feeling better. You were missed. :)

  2. Those are some very important lessons. Let's hope you don't have the opportunity to learn them again anytime soon.


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