Friday, October 10, 2008

I used to come home from a good Girls' Weekend with a hangover.

This time I get back with some funky stomach pain, a golf ball looking thingy sticking out of my belly button, and a weird red rash. I find out I have an Umbilical Hernia and am rushed off to the hospital for emergency surgery. Honestly, I prefer the hangover.

And. oh yeah, my first night back at home afterwards,
there's a wasp in my bed who stings me. My forearm is huge and red. So not fair. Insult to injury.

I'm now trapped at home since I can't move more than 5 feet at a time, and I'm missing out on all the fabulous holiday weekend activities we had planned. Apple picking, Renaissance Faire, last night's big Yom Kippur dinner, and tonight, I'm missing a stargazing party with a real live astronomer and cocktails. (you know how I love the cocktails....)

And alas, Rhinebeck is doubtful, since it involves a little too much time vertical and is only a week away.

But look above since not all is lost.
Sara and Carol sent me lovely sunflowers and all that down time between
the hospital bed and the sofa meant a new shrug for Maya.

I'm figuring I'm like the stock market now - nowhere to go but up....

I'll be much happier next week. Kind of like when I had the hangover.


Johanna said...

Oh Thea,

That's incredibly crappy! I'm so sorry for you! Rest as much as you can and get better soon. Rhinebeck will be there next year if you can't make it this year.


Anonymous said...

You poor thing!!! I feel for ya. I am a work-at-home mom and I love me some cocktails :)


Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I'm sending you tons of "feel better" thoughts.

Deborah said...

Oh how miserable sounding and so, so, not fair. Sending you cyber hugs and wishes that you feel better soon!

Nell said...

Oh no! I hope you are feeling better soon!

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Anonymous said...

Oh, dear! I hope you mend quickly and comfortably. So sorry to hear about all the challenges. (A hangover would be much nicer; you're right.)

Kris said...

Oh no! Hope you feel better soon!

trsf said...

OH, Thea, I'm so sorry! Jim had that umbilical hernia surgery a few years ago. It'll get better, but will be sore for a while.

And that wasp is just much too nasty!

Feel better soon, and get back to your cocktails!

the "other" Thea

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon!


Stephanie said...

That doesn't sound like a nice ending to the weekend. I hope you feel better soon. Those sunflowers are so pretty.