Day Five: Norovirus

Feb62013

It’s not the flu. Blearg. And now Krissie has it. So the office is on hold until I can stand up again.
One damn thing after another.

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31 Comments to 'Day Five: Norovirus'

On February 6, 2013 at 5:49 pm nightsmusic said...

Move over…mine started last night. Blearg is just too nice a word for it.

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On February 7, 2013 at 8:55 am Jenny said...

It’s the third day after for me, and I’m finally moving. Figure on at least two days recovery after you stop tossing cookies. It’s that brutal.

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On February 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm nightsmusic said...

UGH! I’m not tossing today, but I haven’t had anything but cola either. I’m afraid to eat. And I can’t stay on my feet more than 15 minutes and I’m ready to keel over.

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On February 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm Sharon S. said...

The best laid plans…sorry to hear you both have it and wish you well soon.

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On February 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm HJ said...

Poor you. So nasty. Thinking of you both.

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On February 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm g and t said...

For God’s sakes, don’t lick anyone!

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On February 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm Deborah Blake said...

*hugs* (From a distance.)
I hope you both feel better soon. Argh.

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On February 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm JulieB said...

Best wishes to you both.

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On February 6, 2013 at 9:51 pm Kelly S said...

May you feel better quickly!

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On February 6, 2013 at 10:36 pm Micki said...

WEBS . . . . And fluids to you both.

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On February 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm bernie said...

Rest! Fluids! Feel better and treat yourselves well.

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On February 7, 2013 at 7:18 am Liz H. said...

A few years ago NJ paid a consulting firm $250k to come up with a new slogan. The proposal was scrapped- “New Jersey: We’ll Win You Over”. (Yes, they are that dumb.) Urban Outfitters put a far better slogan on tshirts a few years earlier- “New Jersey: Only the strong survive.”

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On February 7, 2013 at 8:57 am Jenny said...

The good news is, I’ve lost four pounds. I get this five more times, I’m at my ideal weight. And dead, of course, but still . . .

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On February 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm Sure Thing said...

Gasp! You sound like Min’s mother.

And moar (((((HUGS))))) to you and Krissie.

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On February 11, 2013 at 3:18 am PG said...

Reminded me of the part in Bridget Jones Diary where she suddenly starts losing weight. A friend says, “Maybe you have a tapeworm, you should go to the doctor.” She replies, “No, I love my tapeworm!”

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On February 7, 2013 at 7:56 am Laura said...

Gatorade and pedialite – helps tremendously.

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On February 7, 2013 at 8:44 am Susan D said...

Fret not. I don’t think you ever said “twelve consecutive days”.

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On February 7, 2013 at 11:07 am Terri Osburn said...

This sounds so miserable, I might lysol my keyboard after typing this. Hope you both feel better soon.

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On February 7, 2013 at 11:26 am MJ said...

Someday you’ll look back on this and bleargh.

Healing vibes to you both!

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On February 7, 2013 at 11:54 am Robena Grant said...

Hope you both feel a bit better today.

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On February 7, 2013 at 1:19 pm Laura Resnick said...

All my sympathies on the BLEARG!

And congratulations on the new house, an all my sympathies on the move! I bought my first-ever house a few months ago, and although all’s well that ends well, lots went wrong at the time and it was This Whole Big Thing. I wound up with no place to live for 5-6 weeks (so I put all my stuff in storage and couch-surfed for weeks), and after I moved in, there was immediately a Great Sewer Gas Leak that made the house almost uninhabitable, and more recently there’s been a roof leak (exterior fixed; interior getting fixed soon) followed by discovering I’ve been incorrectly billed for 4 months and can expect a WHOPPING correction/addition to my utilities bill next month.

So, the usual for a move, I guess. There’s still lots to do to the house, but it’s comfortable and pleasant now, and the rest can be done over time.

Anyhow, I’m coming out of the other end of the chaos and exhaustion that you’re in the middle of right now, and I am here to tell you–there is light and dry land ahead! Keep going! It’s THERE! (But you do have to wade through a lot of stuff to get to it.) Good luck!

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On February 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm Laura Resnick said...

Oh, P.S. a cheap resouce I’ve found when shopping for this house: The “As Is” section at Ikea. It’s floor models, slightly damaged goods, spare parts, and returns, all marked way down. It’s hit or miss, but you can get great stuff there at a very good price if you live close enough to an Ikea to visit once or twice a month.

Ex. I’ve got a dozen very tall windows in this house (6’5″ to 8’5″), and I’ve put attractive curtains on all of them for $4-$10 apiece from the linens bins in “As Is” at Ikea. I also got some sizeable “As Is” bookcases for my storage closet that were about $10 apiece, a cute $8 end table for my reading chair, some lovely enameled cast-iron cooking pots/casseroles marked down to about 20% of their original price, a couple of nice office lamps marked down to 30% of their original price, etc.

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On February 7, 2013 at 3:37 pm KM Fawcett said...

So sorry to hear you’re both sick. Stay warm and safe in this storm headed our way. I hope you are stocked up on emergency supplies…like water, tissues, and OJ! And soup too.

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On February 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm inkgrrl said...

It’s a vicious, highly communicable virus that takes no prisoners. Stay hydrated and get purell… lots of it. Hugs and love!

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On February 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm Kate George said...

Get better! Stay safe and warm in the storm. This too shall pass. I just hope it passes me by altogether!

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On February 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm Pam/Ella said...

“It’s just one thing after another.”

My yoga instructor always says, “that’s how you know you’re alive.” I hate it when she says stuff like that.

Feel better soon, both of you!

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On February 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm Louise said...

Oh no, not St Krissie too. Lots of chicken soup for you two.
Hope you both feel better soon. :-)

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On February 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm Eileen A-W said...

Sending hugs and healing vibes to both of you. Rest up until your energy returns & make sure you both stay hydrated. Gatorade is a good one to drink,even the G2 lite series.

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On February 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm Cindy said...

Feel better Jenny. And Krissie if she’s still with you. Cheers to your daughter for getting you in your new home!

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On February 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm Diana Staresinic-Deane said...

The norovirus is evil. I’ve had it twice in ten years, and both times, I remember lying on the bathroom floor, thinking how I could really use a good coma.

Feel better, and remember to hose down the house as soon as you can. You only build a limited immunity to the virus and can catch it again and again.

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On February 17, 2013 at 9:58 pm Jenny said...

Krissie went through with Clorox wipes, so I think we’re good.
It really is evil.

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