Friday, 13 June 2014

I'm breaking the web silence.....BOO!

*tap tap tap tap tapping*
It's me. Tapping politely on the inside of your screen. Promise not to knock any important words or silvery bits off if you let me back on.......
*tap tap tap tap tapping*
Oh, you're there. Thanks.  I've bit of an explanation to make, which if you're an erstwhile reader, you'll be quite ready for.
I'm on me holidays. Me and Mr Dunnit are in Spain..you know that because I wrote about it last week..it was intended to be a warning because for once, my posts would be light...a holiday for yourself too, gentle reader, in a way. 

Yeah well, the world had another plan. After a languorous two days of sunshine and sand, I took to feeling poorly and have spent the last five days in a really marvellous Spanish hospital, culminating in a short surgery to remove my gall bladder. Bloody thing.  You see these sort of nasty holiday realities on TV.  Believe me, I suffered the English abroad stereotype momentarily.  I'm reasonably sure that the Emergency admissions guy thought that I was your average 'sick on the beach because of alcohol and sun' type.  Fortunately, my status as a member of the European Community meant that he had to give me access to someone who knew better and from that moment, the treatment was marvellous.  Ah, Mi Dios. I'm home now...well, in my Spanish home where I was scheduled to be, and have instructions to do nothing for 48 hours...oh, OK then.  Mr Dunnit and I are happy to have a couple days of quiet together before getting on a flight home, but home will be marvellous of course. 
And......oh, don't worry, there are still stories to tell.  But there aren't many pictures of mud bathing or beautiful architecture...but there will be body parts.  Boredom when feeling better may have caused photographs of bruises.  I am still considering the implications of exposure. 

72 comments:

Annie said...

:-) :-) thats what I call a Friday smiley post my dear friend. It's so good to see you still have your sense of humour too. Enjoy your quiet time together and heal well.
Hugs,
Annie x

Anne said...

hello Julia how lovely to see you have posted!! Get better soon. Love and hugs Anne x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm sorry to hear about you illness, especially since you were on a holiday. Thank goodness you're on your way to recovery. Blessings!

Crafting Alison said...

0oh my you poor thing. Enjoy the rest and get ready for back to norm feeling on your return xxx

Laurie M said...

oh my gosh, well thats one way to spend a holiday, goodby gall bladder!!!! Take care, heal quickly!

Chrysalis said...

Lovely to hear you're safe and sound. Enjoy the last of the hols! Chris x

KatzElbows said...

Oh you poor love. Get well soon, and no heavy lifting when you get back.

Love Rachel

misteejay said...

Not the best way to spend your holiday but glad to hear you are taking it easy and are on the mend.

Safe journey home.

Toni xx

okienurse said...

YAY! Glad to hear you are home and feeling at least a little better. Sorry to hear about the vacation being spoiled and not being able to enjoy the sardines and Sangria! I had a vacation like that about 10 years ago and landed up in an ER...not a lot of fun! Vickie

Buttons said...

So sorry to hear you've been struck down whilst away on your holiday! It's good to know you are being looked after but such a shame that your break was so rudely interrupted. Hope you are much better very soon. Jenny x

Ohhh Snap said...

SO so so so glad you are feeling better! Enjoy a few days of restings : ).

Hettie said...

Great to hear you are safe and sound Missey! You always like a bit of attention don't you!
I hope you are being pampered well.
Gentle Hugs.
xx

Angie said...

OMW!!! So sorry to hear of the sudden illness! How sad that it occurred on a vacation!!!! Take of yourself and we look forward to seeing whatever photos you post!!! :)

sandra de said...

Glad to hear you are recovering and what a pity it ruined your holiday. Definitely an excuse to plan another break.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Yay! Welcome home albeit the Spanish version! Take it easy! Chris x (Blogger ate my earlier comment that was similar to this one!!!)

Di said...

So pleased to read this Julia! You now have a really good excuse to book another trip to Spain when you've fully recovered :)

Take it easy - no humping suitcases or nuffin' daft like that.

Hugs, Di xx

MaggieC said...

So glad to hear you sounding so bright and cheery. Take note of what you were told and lots and lots of rest for the foreseeable. xx Maggie

VonnyK said...

Oh you poor thing, it's bad enough to be sick at home when when abroad it must be terrible. Hope all is well now. Enjoy your couple of days doing nothing, they are hard to come by these days. Thinking of you.
Von.

Darnell J Knauss said...

The secret to any recovery is a splendid attitude and a brilliant sense of humor, which you have in abundance, my friend! (I love that you said "bloody thing" about your diseased gall bladder!) I wish you a safe trip home and a speedy recovery! You are cherished and we are all so relieved that you are fix-ed!! Hugs, Darnell

peggy apl said...

Wow, I don't know how many times I read "I'm the Half-Term Whisperer". Anyway, so so glad to see that you are well enough to be back to posting in your signature witty way, Julia! Get well soon!

Nikki C said...

Glad to hear your on the mend shame you had to spend some if your holidays visiting hospital rooms and enjoying their fine cuisine get better soon hugs Nikki

Robyn Oliver said...

:-D.....a holiday to remember, not for the right reason, hey. Do take care, rest up, glad you're back we did miss you on Wednesday, Julia. A big recovery hug RobynO

voodoo vixen said...

Yikes Julia, sorry to read you have been poorly and hospitalized but so glad you are recovering in the Spanish sunshine, take it easy and recuperate.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WHEW!! So glad to read your status. Fun to see your sense of humor hasn't diminished. I'm just glad Mr. D and you still have some quiet time together before returning home. That means you MUST get well while on holiday, if for no other reason than Mr. D.

Helen said...

Good to read the post, Julia and to see that you can (kind of) smile about the saga... I don't mind pictures of bruises, we can take it....

Wishing you continued speedy recovery and a safe flight home, back to "normality" whatever that is!! ((hugs))xxxxx Helen

Helen said...

Good to read the post, Julia and to see that you can (kind of) smile about the saga... I don't mind pictures of bruises, we can take it....

Wishing you continued speedy recovery and a safe flight home, back to "normality" whatever that is!! ((hugs))xxxxx Helen

Jan s said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery Julia, not sure where you are in Spain but if you are having the same weather as we are you should enjoy your last days recuperating.
Have a safe flight home

Jan x

Debbie Rock said...

Oh how reassuring to hear from you Julia ... have been so worried! Thank goodness all this is now behind you and you are on the road to recovery and will soon be home in dear old England very soon. Thinking of you lots and lots and lots. Love Debbie xXx

Lynn Holland said...

I've heard of having your hair cut, removing jewellery and going to the the toilet before you weigh yourself but having your gallbladder out is a bit drastic.
You didn't need it anyway Julia.
Have a safe journey home and PLEASE take it easy for a bit.
No WOYWW for me this week I'm off to our caravan in the Lake District with the brain dead welder and my gallbladder
Lynn xxx

Sue said...

I'm so glad you got treated so well and that the op is done and dusted. Bet you'd still be waiting for the op if you were here.

Hope you can enjoy the days left.

Safe journey home.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm just glad you're ok........
LLJ xxx

Minxy said...

Nice to know you are alright after the op, what a shame it had to happen while away to ruin your holiday, still glad you are ok which is the main thing xo hope the travel home isn't too stressful x take care x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh dear! I was literally JUST about to reply to this when we lost power. Terrible storms last night! But so glad to hear you are on the mend, although are you having to cut your holiday short? I hope not. You may cross DS at the airport, you never know, as he flies IN to Spain today LOL!

DSis and DDad BOTH had gall bladder problems. DSis had hers out but I think Ddad is holding on to his at the moment. He said it was a pain like no other. So glad you feel you got good care - and isn't that just like a "gatekeeper," to suspect you were trying it on? The same no matter what country you are in I suspect. Still glad you had your Julia on and made him let you thru.

Will hear the whole gory details at the crop, I suspect. Take it easy (paperwork only, nothing that requires the use of steel-tipped boots) and see you soon...

MA

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh dear! I was literally JUST about to reply to this when we lost power. Terrible storms last night! But so glad to hear you are on the mend, although are you having to cut your holiday short? I hope not. You may cross DS at the airport, you never know, as he flies IN to Spain today LOL!

DSis and DDad BOTH had gall bladder problems. DSis had hers out but I think Ddad is holding on to his at the moment. He said it was a pain like no other. So glad you feel you got good care - and isn't that just like a "gatekeeper," to suspect you were trying it on? The same no matter what country you are in I suspect. Still glad you had your Julia on and made him let you thru.

Will hear the whole gory details at the crop, I suspect. Take it easy (paperwork only, nothing that requires the use of steel-tipped boots) and see you soon...

MA

Gabrielle said...

Oh Mrs D! What adventures you have! Glad you feel well enough to have a sense of humour about it all! Hoping that you enjoy the enforced rest which is what I call "holiday"!!!

Christine said...

So pleased that they didn't remove your sense of humour as well!
Glad your out, not the place to be in when on holiday, take as long as you like to recouperate.... talk away to us...... there's always someone here listening.
xxxxxx (((hugs)))

Jackie said...

Pleased your ok...... Gall bladder pain is bad I know .... I had mine out a couple of years go and photos taken by my specialist that he brought to me after the operation... Now I could put them on my WOYWW post next week????? What to do think ??

Jackie said...

Pleased your ok...... Gall bladder pain is bad I know .... I had mine out a couple of years go and photos taken by my specialist that he brought to me after the operation... Now I could put them on my WOYWW post next week????? What to do think ??

Karin said...

Oh dear, poor you! The very same thing happened to my sister who had come on home on holiday to England from Australia!
I hope you feel better soon and remember don't over do it. x

Kate said...

Sitting around doing nothing sounds like good medicine to me! Take it easy, after all that is doctor's orders and get better soon.

~Kate~

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Glad to hear all went well. . Had that surgery myself so know its not fun... but not in Spain. But not at home either when had it done. Trust obeying drs orders means a swift and remarkable recovery. God bless Julia. Shaz in Oz.x

RosA said...

Phew! We missed you last week. So glad to hear you are on the mend! Maybe you need to extend your "holiday"? :) Anyway, take it easy and look after yourself.

fairyrocks said...

So nice that you are on the mend. I did have that done, not in a foreign country. But, I do sympathise and feel for you. Time to read a good book I think. Take care of YOU

Krisha said...

So glad to have you back in blog-land for an update. You had us all scared there for a while. LLJ was super great in keeping us updated, but your words are more reassuring........grin

Wonderful to hear you're on the mend and will be home before long.

Shaz Brooks said...
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Shaz Brooks said...

Hiya Julia, glad to see the post meaning you are ok and back amongst us. Hope you are feeling better every day. Take it nice and easy, I'm sure you will, especially with all of us nagging you, lol. Bit of an extreme way to get yourself surrounded by Spanish drs, though, wasn't it? Couldn't you have just sprained an ankle or something? rofl! Lots of love &hugs from us both. xxx

Annie's Pantry said...

Ouch... I am glad you are okay and able to enjoy some free time. Gall bladders are worthless irritants, I ended up having mine out six weeks after my third baby. Long story, but I am really really glad you are on the mend. Can't wait to see all the pics. :)

Laura said...

Crikey, not your average holiday experience. Do take care Mrs! :) x

Nan G said...

Huge relief to see your post today! Sending hugs and nose kisses from the Girls. :-D Limited activity when you get home to help speed your recovery. Big hugs, Nan G

Deb said...

Fantastic post Julia, so enjoyed it though I am sorry to hear that you had to go through an operation on your jollies! Do hope you are right as rain soon enough and enjoy your enforced rest in the meantime!

Debxx

Lisa-Jane said...

Its so good to hear from you! I have no idea what a gall bladder does but I'm guessing things will be a be a bit different, for a while at least. Glad you are back at home / villa - now rest up! Much love xx

Sharon Madson said...

OH, Julia! I was wondering where you went to. I am sorry it was the hospital. I pray you and your husband will soon be home and that you will heal quickly. I was on a trip too, and couldn't get on to the Blog world, because google thought I was committing fraud trying to get into my account from a different part of the country! :)

CoventryAnn said...

Hope you are feeling better soon Julia XXX

Laura (Bookworm said...

Dear Julia, my goodness, wishing you fast healing and return of energy. So sorry to hear you had to have surgery while in Spain -- it sounds as if they took very good care of you. {{{hug}}} ~ Laura

Patsy Paterno said...

Never was so eager to see a post as this one! You gave us a scare! I knew there must be something wrong when you didn't come out for WOYWW!!! I'm glad you're well enough to bring out your sense of humor! :^) patsy

Twiglet said...

Hope you are soon better and back home to enjoy a good rest and recuperation!! (Sorry I am late with this but had no broadband for 3 whole days!!!) x Jo

My name is Cindy said...

Good to hear you are OK. That's all we needed to know (not sure about the bruises either....). Gentle Hugs, Cindy x

Monica said...

Happy to see recovery is the daily agenda for u. I managed a visit to emergency room , chronic bronchitis and a fall. Now need to ee boob doc as the rconstructed boob keeps trying to escape, Florida heat too much!!!

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow so something did happen to you, at least my instincts are still in tact then. good to hear you are on the mend
Bridget Larsen Australia

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, so relieved to see you are recovering and will be home soon. Know exactly what you've been through as had gall stones several years ago - unbelievable painful - and eventually surgery, keyhole too but not exactly straightforward unfortunately. Don't think you will have any regrets at having your gall bladder removed ... it's a piece of equipment, like the appendix, that we can live without. Take care. We both wish you a speedy recovery. Elizabeth xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, so pleased to hear you are okay. Not really what you want when you are on holiday but you will have had a good rest even if it was a forced one lol!
Look forward to hearing from you again, best wishes to you both and safe journey home, Angela xxx

DeDe Haysom said...

Hey Julia, Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery, hopefully you will be 100 % really soon. Take care.
DeDe Haysom
Australia

DeDe Haysom said...

Hey Julia, Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery, hopefully you will be 100% real soon. Take care.
DeDe Haysom
Australia

Carmen said...

Oh my goodness - take care Julia. Am glad you were taken seriously in the end x x x

Mrs.D said...

Julia, so pleased you are back in circulation and feeling much better. We were so worried about you. I do hope you are going to do what the doc said and 'do nothing!'
Shame your holiday was rather spoiled but at least you are OK.
Bless you
Chris

Eliza said...

Julia,

Glad to hear you are on the mend, at least the silence has been broken as you have been missed all over the world. I do hope you realize how many friends around the world that really care for you.

Yoda sends his paw pats and hugs as do I. Stay calm and rest.

Hugs Eliza

Robyn said...

sending loads of love and Light!

Winnie said...

Sorry to hear this Julia.. Glad you got the treatment you needed and hope you are resting and taking in all the sunshine!

Hammers said...

WOW! That was an unexpected holiday treat. Glad that you are ok. Cx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Here's to you feeling much better. And there's no place like home when wanting to rest and feel better. Safe travels.

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh Julia - just read this and I'm soooo happy you are doing well, they found the problem, and then promptly removed the bloody thing!! I'm afraid that might be in my near future--I could only hope it would happen in a lovely locale like Spain for example...or maybe England...and yet, I understand the feeling of wanting to go home when you're sick. Thank you for updating us, and big big hugs dearest. Sandy Leigh

Sue from Oregon said...

Double ratfink! Do hope each day finds you feeling better!