Saturday, May 15, 2010

My apologies

So sorry for my lack of communication via blog, phone calls, email and comments. A few hours after my garden party last Saturday I began to feel ill and by mid Sunday I was worse and by Tuesday I had pneumonia.

Having gone down this path before, ( at least five times now I have danced with the big P) I know that it is now a waiting and resting game. Not much to be done, but let the antibiotics and rest do their thing. So pj's, lots of fluids, old movies and good books are my companions. The coughing and occasional fevers make it difficult for me to return or answer every call and I log just enough computer time to check in with the kids.

I will catch up next week and hopefully I will soon leave the house, having missed the last cool days of Spring. Meanwhile I've nearly completed all 38 of the Robert B Parker's Spenser series. What a fortuitous time to have begun that challenge. I polish off at least 2 a day. The second time around is equally sweet and has also helped the time pass.

See you on the other side. You all stay well now!

Just discovered this fabulous post by wonderful Sharon : All about our friend Julie. If you have a blog, please add a link to these gals. They're just wonderful!

Suzan

12 comments:

Boxwood Cottage said...

Aw I'm so sorry to hear that you are sick with pneumonia Suzan and I send you my well wishes and hope you'll feel better soon!!!
I have a tip for you to watch while you are sick and I'm sure you are going to love it just as much as I did. It's a BBC period drama called "Lark rise to Candleford" playing in the English countryside in 1895. I'm totally obsessed with it and having just finished watching the seasons finale of season 3, I can't wait for next Winter when season 4 starts. I watched it on youtube and it is quite good quality, here's a link for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjWOTeffJ_U&feature=PlayList&p=316E0B4916C07DC5&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1
It's getting better and better, season 3 was my favorite so far. I had many sleepless nights cause I couldn't stop watching it lol
Let me know what you think!
xoxo~ Carola

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Suzan
I've been thinking about you often and hoping you were feeling a bit better!! Wishing you a speedy recovery my friend and so glad you have your books for company... great effort.. .2 a day!!!

Please take good care of yourself .. We miss your smiling face but prefer to see you get well!!! Wish I could just pop over and take care of you!! xxx Julie

katie said...

Rest and heal, so sorry to hear you are ill. I love your blog and look forward to your postings when you are better.

Susanne said...

So sorry to hear you are down, glad you have your silver lining with your reading, hope you're up and at 'em very soon.
Susanne.

erin said...

NO apologies necessary!!! i am so sorry, sweety! pneumonia?? horrible........take it easy, the blog world will be here when you feel better....i am sending healing vibes your way :0)

June said...

Suzan I am so sorry to hear it! I have been away for awhile and have not even been on the computer except for one day in about ten. I hope that you take good care of yourself through this and don't do too much too soon. How's that for sounding like a mother?
I see that Carola told you about Lark rise to Candleford, I try to watch it every week too. I'm hooked! It comes on PBS here.
hugs
Hurry, hurry and get better!

joanne said...

sending you good thoughts for a speedy recovery. I also recommend "Larkrise to Candleford." love it, it's on PBS here on Sat. nights. take care...j

Faded Charm said...

So sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. The big P is nothing to take lightly, so take some time to relax and catch up on all your magazines. There's always time next week to get everything else done.

Take care,

Kathleen

Laraine Atherton said...

Hope you feel better soon. I enjoy reading your blog. I am an old grey mare too.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hi Z,
so sorry to hear that you are sick. been so busy I haven't been checking in too often....as a matter of fact have to run home to catch up on zzz's.
Hope you feel better soon!
xxx
Carole

Kristin said...

Hope you're feeling better. Miss you so much!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

So happy you are feeling better...I too have been a close aquaintence of the BIG P...all too many times...it is not a good time at all.

I usully have Bronchial Pneumonia...so LOTS of coughing involved...often for 6 toi 8 weeks.
You are right REST is the best thing..and lots of liquids.
Do not try to get "going" sooner than you need to...it may set you back...as much as we hate to admit it..we are getting older...and it is harder for us to bounce back like we use to.


Rose