Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happenings Along the Way

Bill and I were in Toronto last weekend, visiting our daughter in her new home. After a flurry of shopping, exploring and visiting, we prepared for our return to Boston. I didn't feel well, developed a fever and chills, so we delayed our homecoming by a day. Upon arriving home, I discovered that my leg was bright red and swollen, and we were off to the hospital before we had even unpacked!
It turned out to be a strep infection and I spent the rest of the week on IV antibiotics. Here are some of the accoutrements in my hospital room, including a little spider I watched crawling around the wall for hours!
I'm back home, still recuperating, but feeling much better!!
Hope all my blogging friends are doing well and having a great weekend!

Judy

12 comments:

Karen L R said...

Yikes! So sorry you were stuck in the hospital..no fun! Remember to eat well, rest, stay hydrated, snuggle with your kitty and feel 100% SOON, buddy! xoxoxK-

love your doodles!

sparkle jars said...

Oh my gosh...I'm so glad you are feeling better.

Beena said...

Ouch! How did that happen? Hope you are feeling better soon.

Lyn said...

Oh Dear! What a horrid way to end the visit!
Hoe you feel better soon Judy
Love
Lyn
xxx

Terri Stegmiller said...

Well gosh, that's definitely not a great way to spend a few days. I'm glad to know you are better. Take care of yourself!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Whew,am so sorry to hear that you were in the hospital but am so glad that you are now home and doing better... thanks so much for the comments you recently left on my blogs and concern...much appreciated!
Stay well!

Judy Hartman said...

Thanks so much for your concern, everyone. As I said, I'm doing much better now. No one can say where the infection came from - any cut or bug bite could have caused it, but it had spread from ankle to knee! Yikes is right, Karen! :-)

Libby Fife said...

I am glad you caught the infection in time and also happy that you arefeeling better. Great sketch too. Isn't it crazy what our world gets reduced to in a moments notice?

Cat said...

Oh Judy that is scary! Strep infections can really be bad, I'm so glad you caught it early, and be sure to keep an eye on it that it stays gone!

Glad you had a nice visit to Boston.

quiltcat said...

yikes, what a scary end to a nice trip! glad you didn't fool around and went to the hospital. hope you'll be feeling a lot bette SOON! Your doodle is great...can't keep an artist from sketching, even when she's in hospital. I'm sure Kristi is eager to help make you comfortable and rested.

Pat said...

Well, glad you are better! Nothing like an episode like this to make you appreciate your "regular" life even more. I've just enjoyed reading about your reorganized studio...bravo! I need desperately to do the same thing, and will. Thanks, too, for your visit to my blog today...your comments just made my day! Take care, pat

summer girl said...

Good to see you back! Must have been an emotion filled trip to Toronto! Get better, dear friend. love, j