Monday, October 16, 2006

Dude, what did I eat?

Sometime late Friday, after my husband and I were arguing over whether our shared stomach symptoms were the result of a virus our kids brought home from the petry dish playground or the result of salmonella poisoning or--come to think of it--a terrorist attack--his stomach dutifully became well and my stomach escaped my body. It crawled out of the neighborhood, made it's way to I35 and instead of hitching a ride, got hit over and over again by an army of SUV-driving, latte-drinking, cell-phone chattering commuters, plus a few 18-wheelers up from Mexico.

It then returned home, slithered its way back inside and left me picking up the pieces, and not without one of those shivering sort of fevers I get when this happens now and then.

Fortunately, I stayed in bed all day Sunday with my laptop and some DVD's. It was almost enjoyable. Also, it was a great view of my kids, peaking in on me every few hours, with both them and me knowing they weren't allowed to stay long. I almost felt like a grandparent. That's it--do a few cute tricks and then get out of here. But boy were they sweet--with their get-well cards and hugs and kisses.

However, there' s no sleeping with children in the house. They can be in the cough, cough west wing, while I recline in the cough, cough east wing, and their voices sound like they're right next to me. Actually, right next to a megaphone that's right next to me. It makes mcmansions look not so expensive!

In any case, I made it to the doctor today, just as the last bruise apparently healed and he declared me well, but referred me to a specialist who I could call right away if I wanted to.

Eh, maybe later. The holiday season is upon us--there will be plenty of flair-ups to show off to a GI doctor. I'll keep that ace up my sleeve.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, nancy, weren't you running out to buy spinach a few days ago?!


9:35 PM  
Blogger Mike in S.A. said...

I hope you're feeling better, Nancy.

11:14 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks for the good wishes, Mike.

hey, nancy, weren't you running out to buy spinach a few days ago?!

I WISH! Not back in stores yet!

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do hope by now you are truly feeling better, back to rounding up the little rascals, and culling interesting observations for us to read.


9:55 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks, Dana. I'm feeling back to normal now. Just being a lazy blogger lately.

I'm off this weekend to some cabins by the lake with family and friends. Should be a nice time and a good way to relax.

9:09 AM  

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