Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I Have Been Missing

for almost 2 weeks now.

Did anyone notice I was missing??

I had Shingles and a whole host of other problems that knocked me right on my ass!!

Shingles suck and when I say suck, I mean S.U.C.K!!

Here I am out of bed with a fake smile.
There are a lot of drugs to treat the very painful symptoms of shingles,
and because of those drugs,
I am able to produce and hold the "fake smile" here!!

Here I am with a "medicated smile"!!
The pain medications are so awesome, that a "medicated smile"
is not too difficult to maintain.

This was my view for 6 days, these are medicated "floating" feet!!

They do have "Room Service" at this hospital,
5 Star to be exact!!

and the food's not too know how I love to eat!!

Someone we both know and love brought in "heart donuts",
for our special day!!

He also called ahead and ordered the room with a view,
gorgeous right?!

Six actual days in the hospital, it's all pretty much a blurr!!
Coming home, and surviving being home,
was one of the most difficult things I have ever done.

Thank you all for the wonderful notes and well wishes.
Some of you knew where I was, most of you did not. 

Either way,
I was thinking about all of you and
wishing we could spend time together!!

I am finally ready to write, and write I will!!


  1. a big 'exhale' from me here... i wasn't going to bother you again as i knew it must be difficult to type on the iphone w/ meds and double-vision, etc. SOOOOO glad to get an actual post from you, dear debbie! God bless you!

  2. I am right here letting out a big exhale with Tex. I am so relieved to see your beautiful smile once again (even fake and medicated) and to know that you are home.

    Having a post from you just made my made my week!

    I love the donuts you got. Someone sure is sweet! :)


  3. i had noticed you were missing but figured you had gone on a trip or something? sorry to hear you were sick. poor thing. glad you are on the mend. what great donuts. yummy looking. wow, 5 star hospital care... that sounds nice. hope your recovery is quick & you get back to your normal routine soon. (:

  4. You know I missed you -- no one picks on me like you do. ♡

  5. I have been thinking about you and wondering where you had run off to....I am so sorry to hear it for this reason.....I thought maybe you were just having to spend more time with your Mom....but girlfriend, I did miss you and so glad you are on the mend....

    I haven't gotten my doses of purple so I am glad you are back to supply them and show us all kinds of pretty stuff.....

    Welcome home....

  6. Oh my goodness,that's awful. I do hope you will SOON be back to yourself.Hugs to you.

  7. Shingles are the worst!! That's nasty pain. I'd rather have a baby. Glad you're doing better.

  8. Hi Debbie, I have been missing you. I am so sorry it was because you were sick. I thought you might have gone on vacation. I have heard Shingles are awful. The donuts look delicious and the view out your window looks beautiful. I do hope you are feeling better and on your way to recovery. Take care and I hope you get that 5 star service at home too.

  9. Debbie, I'm so glad you're on the mend and back from the hospital stay. Smile or not, when you know it's a medicated smile, it doesn't make you actually happy.

    I though the extended leave might be MS related. When you're already living with MS, fate shouldn't even give you a cold. You have a full plate already, kwim?

    The heart-shaped donuts are sweet...they had to make some of your smile authentic and not medicated!

    Keep feeling better!

  10. Oh no, did not know but so glad you are posting again. Feel 100 percent real soon. Know you're getting lots of TLC there and a big hug from me :) Denise xox

  11. Shingles!?! That does suck! I had you MIA but was hoping you were off on a fun venture! Sounds like you were in good hands and thank goodness for good drugs! Welcome back, glad you are on the mend!

  12. I knew you were away and I was beginning to worry. When I don't see you for awhile I get a little concerned.

    Hugs! Bonnie

  13. I noticed! So glad you are on the mend! My hubby keeps telling me that we need to go and get our shingles shot. Guess we better!

  14. sorry you've had a rough time. I've missed the beautiful pictures. Glad you are on the mend!

  15. Did not know. Glad to hear you're on the mend. Hope you don't miss the happy drugs too much. Would love to see that smile genuine. Welcome back, I missed your blog.

  16. I was going to ask TexWis Girl about you. I knew you had been gone too long. I thought about you now for a whole week. I am glad you are now able to write. I am so glad you are better? My Dad got shingles and he said they are the worst thing that he ever had in his whole entire life. He was so sick too. So I know how sick you were/are.
    I hope you recover quickly. I will be praying for you. I was praying and the Lord did bring you to my mind lots.
    Rest and get well.

  17. Didn't know... so glad you are home now! Take it easy!!

  18. I'm so sorry to hear that you've been in the hospital. Even your fake and medicated smiles are beautiful. Hope you have made a full recovery, Debbie.

    Hugs from across the miles.

  19. YiKeS! That's a kick in the butt... Glad you're doing good & hope you're up & at em soon... take care of yourself & be careful!!! =)

  20. Debbie, I'm so sorry you've been in the hospital battling the shingles! But I'm happy that you are feeling better and back online. Looking forward to seeing more've been missed!!

  21. Debbie I have wondered where you have been. I am so sorry you have been so sick and in the hospital. Only you would bring her camera to the hospital and photograph her experience (LOL). I hope you are feeling much better now and stay out of the hospital.

    love and hugs,

  22. Well Hello there glad to see your smile even if it is medicated. Love the donuts how sweet. Take care hope to see you on the beach soon :)


  23. Oh, Debbie. Six days! I'm so sorry you went through such pain. How are you feeling now?

    Your smile didn't look so fake to me, actually. Maybe that was your optimism shining through. You clearly realized that your hospital stay could have been a lot worse.

  24. Hi Debbie..Well that is the poorest excuse I have ever heard for not posting..laid up with 5 star accommodations
    Yes I did wonder what had happened to you..but I did think it probably was a family situation!!
    So sorry poor you! I can't imagine what it is like and hope I never have to either!!
    Hope everything gets back to normal (whatever that is)!
    I will be looking for your wise cracks!!
    Grace ♥

  25. I think all of us who "know" you been missing you a lot!!! And here you are, with unbeatable spirit and smile :)) Thank you for coming back!
    Gosh, I wish I could learn from you how to handle the life...
    Take very good care of yourself! Hugs

  26. Oh Debbie, good to see you back and smiling (medicated or not). I knew you were missing but I never like to bother you. Shingles is nasty and I've heard it is very painful. Hope you make a very speedy recovery.
    So nice to hear from you again.
    Those donuts look really really good lol.

  27. Hello Deb,
    Maybe it sounds strange but I had a feeling some thing was wrong with you. I hope your medication makes your days a little bit more comfortable. I wish you all the best and a lot of huges from here.
    Warm wishes

  28. Debbie!!! I was so worried. I thought maybe some farmer had you held up in his barn for trespassing. I was hoping you explained you were only trespassing for pictures for Barn Charm. I was about to send out a search party. I am so sorry to hear you are sick. I wish you a speedy recovery!

  29. Bless your heart, I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better. I did not know where you went but I did notice you were missing! My grandmother had the shingles a few years back and I remember how much pain she was in. I'm sorry you had to suffer through that. Sending much love and prayers for a speedy recovery for you. Glad to have you back :)

  30. shingles sound awful. I'm glad you're feeling better. Your medicated smile made me laugh though. Those doughnuts look yummy!

  31. I had notice you had not posted on your blog since yours is one I have marked and whenever you post something a star comes up, but I thought you were on vacation in a wonderful beautiful place. But I guess I was wrong. I know about shingles because my husbands mom, had them last year. Shingles attacked her eye and went up towards her head. They did leave her slightly blind. She can not see well form that eye.
    They do say it is very painful. She sometimes wanted to cut her head off she said.
    Glad to know that you are back and hopefully in your feet taking beautiful pictures again.
    What hospital is this at? Love those donuts.
    TFS. Glad to see you are doing better.

  32. Glad to see you're feeling well enough to hit your blog...always a good sign. I must admit you look pretty stoned in the "medicated smile" pic!!! Keep improving.XO

  33. Big sigh, so glad to see you again! I was so worried about you! I'm so glad you have that man of yours to be there for you! That medicated smile made me laugh! Get better girlfriend, and take your time. Relax and let your body heal. My prayers are with you!

    Love ya, Susan

  34. I was wondering where you were. Didn't know if I was just missing your posts or what. I have never had them but I certainly believe you when you say shingles suck! Glad you are on the mend!

  35. Debbie,
    I missed you! I stopped by a few times and was wondering why there wasn't any post from you.
    I'm glad that you are back from the hospital. I hope you get better with every passing day.
    Big hugs.

  36. I did miss your posts. I am so sorry you had to be hospitalized. Shingles are the worst. I have actually been hearing more about people with shingles. I guess the $300.00 shot would be worth it.
    Do get better quick and blessings to you!

  37. Debbie, I have been missing your wonderful uplifting posts. Oh dear, I've heard shingles can be especially painful. I hope you are on the mend and will be back to 100% in no time. Your big smile is beautiful ... medicated or not. Sending warm hugs your way!

  38. Dear Debbie, no I didn't know you were missing. I just haven't been blogging - got back on when we came back from our trip, but only for short bursts.
    Boy, oh boy, you poor Darling! I do hope you're feeling a whole lot better ... BIG [[ H U G S ]] from me too.
    p.s. I have serious doughnut envy going on after your post :D)

  39. OK, I didn't read this one. I just said how goood it was to see you post, on the other post.

    You have had a terrible time of it, and I so hope you are all ready to heal now and get back to normal.

    Lots and lots of gentle hugs,

  40. So glad you are back. Shingles do suck, I've had them!
    Take care!

  41. Oh, I had missed you but didn't know where you were! So glad you are OK - but sorry you had to go thru the shingles!!
    LOVE those hearts :)

  42. Aw.... I missed seeing this post until today!
    I did wonder where you were - so sorry you're having to deal with this. I've never experienced shingles, but have heard how painful.
    Feel better soon!

  43. Welcome back!!
    I must admit, I was concerned about you. Shingles suck, but are survivable :)

    Glad to see you back.