Pass The Smelling Salts M'Dear…

By alison April 8, 2006 99 Comments 2 Min Read

Ill

I am under house  arrest.  Locked, by the sheer force of Marks will to have me better, in my sweet smelling bedroom. 

So Wednesday I went to hospital to have my ears hoovered (I do so like to keep these things spick and span) only to find myself promptly send packing due to a high temperature and "swollen tubes".  True I did feel a bit flu-ey but  I’m the kinda girl who gets flu everytime I get PMT (I swear it’s true- go back month by month through the chronicles and I’m sure you will find me reporting one virus or another every 28 days or so…) so I felt a bit sorry for myself, elicited sympathy from all those willing to give it and went to bed.

The next morning I got up, went to the loo, turned the tap on to brush my teeth and keeled over in a dead faint. And there I stayed till Mark came back from Finn’s nursery and found me sprawled, legs akimbo and tears tripping me.

He dragged me into bed and there I’ve been ever since.  A blissful  spring breeze blowing through the room. Clean sheets everyday, the noise of a two year old just a far off echo and the  tang of  eucalyptus fragrancing my hectic dreams.

Oh and no internet connection, because Mark  is enforcing rest  upon me of the very worst kind. But has this evening relented to allow me to tell you that  I am alive, and  by the doctors  diagnosis, suffering from flu of the fully fledged but not bird kind.

Mark wants me to tell you that this forced rest is for my own good: that it is one thing after another because my head is too busy. That I’ve forgotton to care about how I feel. He wants me to ask you to report  me  straight to him should  you find me wandering  aimlessly  around the  webosphere in the next twenty four hours, so, no doubt, he can chain me into a  straight jacket.

I want you to know that but for a raspy voice, scarily  loud  hacking  cough  and the occasional  flush of my pretty  cheeks, I am fine, and were it not for a worried Doctor (hmmm,   Alison, you’ve been sick for two months now, time for some blood tests methinks) and a fussy Mark, I would be here today regaling you with tales of untold loveliness.

Instead it is back into bed for a bowl of tomato soup sprinkled with parmesan croutons, a pile of trashy paperbacks and a big bag of  penny sweets.

Oh that you may all have a nursemaid like Markus.

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99 Comments

  1. Meredith says:

    Alison I knew something was amiss! Please take care and I'll send well-wishes "across the pond" to you….Take care of YOU.
    God bless,
    Meredith

  2. Meredith says:

    Alison I knew something was amiss! Please take care and I'll send well-wishes "across the pond" to you….
    Take care of YOU.
    God bless,
    Meredith

  3. Meredith says:

    Alison I knew something was amiss! Please take care and I'll send well-wishes "across the pond" to you….
    Take care of YOU.
    God bless,
    Meredith

  4. Sarah says:

    Aww Allie, Feel better soon and mark is totally right! Just chill and enjoy being pampered by him!

  5. Sarah says:

    Aww Allie, Feel better soon and mark is totally right! Just chill and enjoy being pampered by him!

  6. Rosa says:

    Just found your blog through Ms*Robyn. Hope you're better soon!

  7. Rosa says:

    Just found your blog through Ms*Robyn. Hope you're better soon!

  8. Rosa says:

    Just found your blog through Ms*Robyn. Hope you're better soon!

  9. Rosa says:

    Just found your blog through Ms*Robyn. Hope you're better soon!

  10. Judy says:

    Alison, see, the body has a way of reminding us to take a break(difficult as that may be). Listen to it and give yourself time to recharge. Good karma your way!jj

  11. Judy says:

    Alison, see, the body has a way of reminding us to take a break(difficult as that may be). Listen to it and give yourself time to recharge. Good karma your way!jj

  12. Judy says:

    Alison, see, the body has a way of reminding us to take a break(difficult as that may be). Listen to it and give yourself time to recharge. Good karma your way!
    jj

  13. Judy says:

    Alison, see, the body has a way of reminding us to take a break(difficult as that may be). Listen to it and give yourself time to recharge. Good karma your way!
    jj

  14. Mrs.Staggs says:

    Oh dear Alison! I have to admit I was starting to worry…so interesting this blogging. We haven't met, yet you're a part of most of my days now. Take care and I hope you will finally be feeling better soon.

  15. Mrs.Staggs says:

    Oh dear Alison! I have to admit I was starting to worry…so interesting this blogging. We haven't met, yet you're a part of most of my days now. Take care and I hope you will finally be feeling better soon.

  16. Icewytch says:

    Hi, I`ve only just joined but am sad to hear you are unwell. Get better soon!Ice. 🙂

  17. Icewytch says:

    Hi, I`ve only just joined but am sad to hear you are unwell. Get better soon!Ice. 🙂

  18. Icewytch says:

    Hi, I`ve only just joined but am sad to hear you are unwell. Get better soon!
    Ice. 🙂

  19. Alissa says:

    Dear Alison,So sorry to hear you're under the weather. Hope you are feeling tip top again soon. Have missed your voice of wit and wisdom. Until then, enjoy the love and pampering of your nearest and dearest. Rest well.
    Alissa

  20. Alissa says:

    Dear Alison,So sorry to hear you're under the weather. Hope you are feeling tip top again soon. Have missed your voice of wit and wisdom. Until then, enjoy the love and pampering of your nearest and dearest. Rest well.
    Alissa

  21. Alissa says:

    Dear Alison,
    So sorry to hear you're under the weather. Hope you are feeling tip top again soon. Have missed your voice of wit and wisdom. Until then, enjoy the love and pampering of your nearest and dearest. Rest well.
    Alissa

  22. Alissa says:

    Dear Alison,
    So sorry to hear you're under the weather. Hope you are feeling tip top again soon. Have missed your voice of wit and wisdom. Until then, enjoy the love and pampering of your nearest and dearest. Rest well.
    Alissa

  23. julie says:

    we were all very worried alison…thoughts/prayers…please take care of yourself!!!

  24. julie says:

    we were all very worried alison…thoughts/prayers…please take care of yourself!!!

  25. julie says:

    we were all very worried alison…thoughts/prayers…please take care of yourself!!!

  26. VintageJess says:

    Alison,Bless your heart! I am so glad Mark is tending to you and all this forced rest will do you well. I am thinking that the illness just keeps recurring because you have never fully recovered. So, rest dear, and get better for real this time. Our thoughts are with you and sending you lots of warm get well vibes across the Atlantic to you! Enjoy your treats and the peace and quiet!
    Give that fabulous man a big hug. What a blessing to be so loved, huh?
    Jessica

  27. VintageJess says:

    Alison,Bless your heart! I am so glad Mark is tending to you and all this forced rest will do you well. I am thinking that the illness just keeps recurring because you have never fully recovered. So, rest dear, and get better for real this time. Our thoughts are with you and sending you lots of warm get well vibes across the Atlantic to you! Enjoy your treats and the peace and quiet!
    Give that fabulous man a big hug. What a blessing to be so loved, huh?
    Jessica

  28. VintageJess says:

    Alison,
    Bless your heart! I am so glad Mark is tending to you and all this forced rest will do you well. I am thinking that the illness just keeps recurring because you have never fully recovered. So, rest dear, and get better for real this time. Our thoughts are with you and sending you lots of warm get well vibes across the Atlantic to you! Enjoy your treats and the peace and quiet!
    Give that fabulous man a big hug. What a blessing to be so loved, huh?
    Jessica

  29. Jennifer says:

    Get well soon, dear Alison!

  30. Jennifer says:

    Get well soon, dear Alison!

  31. Teri M. says:

    It's good to know that you are being so well cared for! We miss you but will wait patiently, because we want you feeling 100% better!

  32. Teri M. says:

    It's good to know that you are being so well cared for! We miss you but will wait patiently, because we want you feeling 100% better!

  33. Teri M. says:

    It's good to know that you are being so well cared for! We miss you but will wait patiently, because we want you feeling 100% better!

  34. Jennifer says:

    Get well soon, dear Alison!

  35. Jennifer says:

    Get well soon, dear Alison!

  36. Kerry says:

    Ahhh … wondered where you'd been … So sorry I haven't written but will soon … promise. Get well love.

  37. Kerry says:

    Ahhh … wondered where you'd been … So sorry I haven't written but will soon … promise. Get well love.

  38. happyapple says:

    We will wait patiently for your return knowing that each day we don't hear from you is a day that you are working toward wellness. Take this time to read your books and shut your eyes and relax, the opportunity to do so is rare when you have a little one! 🙂

  39. happyapple says:

    We will wait patiently for your return knowing that each day we don't hear from you is a day that you are working toward wellness. Take this time to read your books and shut your eyes and relax, the opportunity to do so is rare when you have a little one! 🙂

  40. happyapple says:

    We will wait patiently for your return knowing that each day we don't hear from you is a day that you are working toward wellness. Take this time to read your books and shut your eyes and relax, the opportunity to do so is rare when you have a little one! 🙂

  41. Mindy says:

    Alison…best wishes for a very speedy recovery..my thoughts and prayers are with you…heal soon my friend! xo

  42. Mindy says:

    Alison…best wishes for a very speedy recovery..my thoughts and prayers are with you…heal soon my friend! xo

  43. Mindy says:

    Alison…best wishes for a very speedy recovery..my thoughts and prayers are with you…heal soon my friend! xo

  44. Sandi says:

    Alison,We've all been thinking about you and hoping you were well. Please take care of yourself.You've become such an important part of our days.
    Wellful Wishes,
    Sandi

  45. Sandi says:

    Alison,We've all been thinking about you and hoping you were well. Please take care of yourself.You've become such an important part of our days.
    Wellful Wishes,
    Sandi

  46. Sandi says:

    Alison,
    We've all been thinking about you and hoping you were well. Please take care of yourself.You've become such an important part of our days.
    Wellful Wishes,
    Sandi

  47. Sandi says:

    Alison,
    We've all been thinking about you and hoping you were well. Please take care of yourself.You've become such an important part of our days.
    Wellful Wishes,
    Sandi

  48. Cookie says:

    Please take care of yourself Alison and dont hurry back till you are one hundred percent. Prayers, thoughts and Hugssssssss

  49. Cookie says:

    Please take care of yourself Alison and dont hurry back till you are one hundred percent. Prayers, thoughts and Hugssssssss

  50. Cookie says:

    Please take care of yourself Alison and dont hurry back till you are one hundred percent. Prayers, thoughts and Hugssssssss

  51. Savannah says:

    I'm glad to hear from you but so sorry you are ill! Take good care of yourself!

  52. Savannah says:

    I'm glad to hear from you but so sorry you are ill! Take good care of yourself!

  53. Savannah says:

    I'm glad to hear from you but so sorry you are ill! Take good care of yourself!

  54. Savannah says:

    I'm glad to hear from you but so sorry you are ill! Take good care of yourself!

  55. Cerri says:

    Hope you feel better soon! And so glad you have such a wonderful nurse maid! I am new to your blog, but quite smitten with it, and have missed your posts this week.Also wanted to tell you, my daugther (she's 14) also gets some sort of virus every month at that time. We asked the doctor about it, they said there is nothing to do about it, her immune system just weakens at that time and for her to take vitamins!
    Do hope you feel better soon!

  56. Cerri says:

    Hope you feel better soon! And so glad you have such a wonderful nurse maid! I am new to your blog, but quite smitten with it, and have missed your posts this week.
    Also wanted to tell you, my daugther (she's 14) also gets some sort of virus every month at that time. We asked the doctor about it, they said there is nothing to do about it, her immune system just weakens at that time and for her to take vitamins!
    Do hope you feel better soon!

  57. Rosemary says:

    I'm quite new too and really missed you, as I've been confined to staying in with tonsilitis!! So all my good wishes for your recovery before Easter.

  58. Rosemary says:

    I'm quite new too and really missed you, as I've been confined to staying in with tonsilitis!! So all my good wishes for your recovery before Easter.

  59. Rosemary says:

    I'm quite new too and really missed you, as I've been confined to staying in with tonsilitis!! So all my good wishes for your recovery before Easter.

  60. Joanna says:

    Alison,Listen to Mark and feel better. Your body will tell you when you are healed!
    Joanna

  61. Joanna says:

    Alison,Listen to Mark and feel better. Your body will tell you when you are healed!
    Joanna

  62. Joanna says:

    Alison,
    Listen to Mark and feel better. Your body will tell you when you are healed!
    Joanna

  63. Kerry says:

    Ahhh … wondered where you'd been … So sorry I haven't written but will soon … promise. Get well love.

  64. Kerry says:

    Ahhh … wondered where you'd been … So sorry I haven't written but will soon … promise. Get well love.

  65. peggy says:

    get yourself well really soon! What a blessing to have such a wonderful nurse!

  66. peggy says:

    get yourself well really soon! What a blessing to have such a wonderful nurse!

  67. peggy says:

    get yourself well really soon! What a blessing to have such a wonderful nurse!

  68. peggy says:

    get yourself well really soon! What a blessing to have such a wonderful nurse!

  69. Barbara says:

    I am so new to this but please take care and get well soon. Put drops of lavender oil on your pillow. (I'm sure you do this anyway).Thank you for this wonderful place to come to.
    Barbara

  70. Barbara says:

    I am so new to this but please take care and get well soon. Put drops of lavender oil on your pillow. (I'm sure you do this anyway).
    Thank you for this wonderful place to come to.
    Barbara

  71. laura ann says:

    Alison, I hope you feel much, much better soon. Being online just isn't the same without you so be sure to rest up and get properly well. When I'm ill in bed I like to entertain myself by pretending to be something tragically glam, like Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember or something equally tragic. A good sniffle at how brave (whilst being incredibly elegant & stylish) I'd be always cheers me up no end!blessings & hugs
    laura

  72. laura ann says:

    Alison, I hope you feel much, much better soon. Being online just isn't the same without you so be sure to rest up and get properly well. When I'm ill in bed I like to entertain myself by pretending to be something tragically glam, like Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember or something equally tragic. A good sniffle at how brave (whilst being incredibly elegant & stylish) I'd be always cheers me up no end!blessings & hugs
    laura

  73. laura ann says:

    Alison, I hope you feel much, much better soon. Being online just isn't the same without you so be sure to rest up and get properly well. When I'm ill in bed I like to entertain myself by pretending to be something tragically glam, like Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember or something equally tragic. A good sniffle at how brave (whilst being incredibly elegant & stylish) I'd be always cheers me up no end!
    blessings & hugs
    laura

  74. laura ann says:

    Alison, I hope you feel much, much better soon. Being online just isn't the same without you so be sure to rest up and get properly well. When I'm ill in bed I like to entertain myself by pretending to be something tragically glam, like Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember or something equally tragic. A good sniffle at how brave (whilst being incredibly elegant & stylish) I'd be always cheers me up no end!
    blessings & hugs
    laura

  75. We miss your sense of humour, and your common sense…get well soon.All the best…
    Sheila

  76. We miss your sense of humour, and your common sense…get well soon.All the best…
    Sheila

  77. We miss your sense of humour, and your common sense…get well soon.
    All the best…
    Sheila

  78. We miss your sense of humour, and your common sense…get well soon.
    All the best…
    Sheila

  79. Paola says:

    He's right you know! Take good care of yourself – I'm impressed to note that you even do sickness the Brocante Home way. Clean sheets everyday (?!)

  80. Paola says:

    He's right you know! Take good care of yourself – I'm impressed to note that you even do sickness the Brocante Home way. Clean sheets everyday (?!)

  81. Paola says:

    He's right you know! Take good care of yourself – I'm impressed to note that you even do sickness the Brocante Home way. Clean sheets everyday (?!)

  82. Paola says:

    He's right you know! Take good care of yourself – I'm impressed to note that you even do sickness the Brocante Home way. Clean sheets everyday (?!)

  83. Dawn says:

    Take care…rest…you can do it!!!

  84. Dawn says:

    Take care…rest…you can do it!!!

  85. Leanne says:

    Oh I am so relieved to see a post and know that you are alright in one sense, but very sad for you that you are still battling this ear/flu isidiousness… Do listen to Mark. You do need your rest, and I feel terribly for checking her so often to see if you were around. You do so much for so many — he's right. You need to take care of yourself. We'll all be here when you get back, so be off to bed with his wonderful care for as long as it takes to be well and be fully Alison again! Our thoughts and prayers go with you… now off to bed!

  86. Leanne says:

    Oh I am so relieved to see a post and know that you are alright in one sense, but very sad for you that you are still battling this ear/flu isidiousness… Do listen to Mark. You do need your rest, and I feel terribly for checking her so often to see if you were around. You do so much for so many — he's right. You need to take care of yourself. We'll all be here when you get back, so be off to bed with his wonderful care for as long as it takes to be well and be fully Alison again! Our thoughts and prayers go with you… now off to bed!

  87. Leanne says:

    Oh I am so relieved to see a post and know that you are alright in one sense, but very sad for you that you are still battling this ear/flu isidiousness… Do listen to Mark. You do need your rest, and I feel terribly for checking her so often to see if you were around. You do so much for so many — he's right. You need to take care of yourself. We'll all be here when you get back, so be off to bed with his wonderful care for as long as it takes to be well and be fully Alison again! Our thoughts and prayers go with you… now off to bed!

  88. Dawn says:

    Take care…rest…you can do it!!!

  89. Dawn says:

    Take care…rest…you can do it!!!

  90. Joanne says:

    My Advice:Remain in bed
    Request Pampering
    Revere and Respect your dear, sweet husband
    Reserve Energy
    Resolve to take more time for YOU
    Respect your body signals
    Resist the urge to come here to post and finally:
    Rest, Rest, Rest
    Rejeuvenate, Refresh, Renew,
    Recharge, Revive, Recover, and finally Rejoice when you are well again!
    I could have gone on as there are so many lovely "R" words, but you get the idea:
    Get Well Soon, dear Alison!
    Prayers and thoughts are with you!

  91. Joanne says:

    My Advice:
    Remain in bed
    Request Pampering
    Revere and Respect your dear, sweet husband
    Reserve Energy
    Resolve to take more time for YOU
    Respect your body signals
    Resist the urge to come here to post and finally:
    Rest, Rest, Rest
    Rejeuvenate, Refresh, Renew,
    Recharge, Revive, Recover, and finally Rejoice when you are well again!
    I could have gone on as there are so many lovely "R" words, but you get the idea:
    Get Well Soon, dear Alison!
    Prayers and thoughts are with you!

  92. Joanne says:

    My Advice:
    Remain in bed
    Request Pampering
    Revere and Respect your dear, sweet husband
    Reserve Energy
    Resolve to take more time for YOU
    Respect your body signals
    Resist the urge to come here to post and finally:
    Rest, Rest, Rest
    Rejeuvenate, Refresh, Renew,
    Recharge, Revive, Recover, and finally Rejoice when you are well again!
    I could have gone on as there are so many lovely "R" words, but you get the idea:
    Get Well Soon, dear Alison!
    Prayers and thoughts are with you!

  93. ULLA says:

    Oh Goodness, sick again? Do take care of yourself dear, we eagerly await your healing…

  94. ULLA says:

    Oh Goodness, sick again? Do take care of yourself dear, we eagerly await your healing…

  95. ULLA says:

    Oh Goodness, sick again? Do take care of yourself dear, we eagerly await your healing…

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