Monday, April 20, 2009

Smoke Signal

I've received a few messages this evening, expressing concern about my silence on the blog and on Facebook. Let me assure you I'm essentially o.k.

I haven't posted here or on FB for several days. I've missed keeping up with folks, but it didn't occur to me that anyone would miss me or wonder.

I had a miserable cold/flu/something for the past week-10 days, and no extra energy. Mostly I just worked, came home, slept. ... As fate would have it, I got to feeling better Saturday, when I worked with our parish to pack a couple of tons of medical supplies to send to southern Sudan, and I did something awful to my knee. Wrenched it or something. So now I'm in a state of gimpiness, where walking feels like a huge challenge. I'm again feeling unable to do anything but the basics. Every step I take feels excrutiating.

I certainly didn't mean to cause concern. I'm just hunkering-down and trying to mend.

You are most kind to notice and ask. Thanks! and please know I'll be ok. I'll be in touch again when I have energy.

15 Comments:

Blogger Kirkepiscatoid said...

Well, at least you now know you are missed!

You have to remember that most of my friends consider me "the one who we'll get to go inside the house with the bad smell if we haven't seen so-and-so in the last few days," LOL...So I figured if you had croaked, I wanted to go in before the bad smell really set in...

4/21/2009 12:27 AM  
Blogger ROBERTA said...

i too am getting over 'the crud'...it just drains the life out of ya...take it slow and easy. (as if you have a choice at this point)

4/21/2009 1:16 AM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

LOL, Maria! I'll be right there with ya!

Thanks, Roberta. I'm getting over "the crud." Now I just need to get my knee operating as part of my body. {sigh}

4/21/2009 1:18 AM  
Blogger Jane R said...

Take care of yourself!

4/21/2009 3:24 AM  
Blogger it's margaret said...

Hope you feel better soon. being gimpy just plain sucks....

4/21/2009 8:56 PM  
Blogger Laura Toepfer said...

You just hunker on down and get better soon.

Laura

4/21/2009 10:04 PM  
Blogger Catherine + said...

Right, like we weren't going to notice that one of the best and brightest voices of the blogosphere and our FB cadre, had suddenly fallen silent? Nuh-huh. If it hadn't been for Maria sending up a flare, I might not have noticed until too late, and what kind of friend would I be if THAT had happened! Sorry you hurt your knee, glad you are overcoming the crud, but most of all, just thankful you are still with us...we would be a sorry lot without you.

4/22/2009 9:10 AM  
Blogger KJ said...

Well, we could take care of these "MIA" situations if we could just monitor each other through the cameras on our computers. ("Oops! Sorry Lisa -- was just checking in.")

Hey! I have nothing to hide!

4/22/2009 5:29 PM  
Blogger Suzer said...

Hope you are feeling a little better! It took me weeks to get over this nasty flu/bronchitis thing that has been going around. Prayers for improved health headed your way. :)

4/23/2009 10:31 AM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

I've been out of town since I posted Monday night. Miserable trip. Much good professionally, but it kept me on my feet and on my bum knee for 3 days. Ouch!

Thanks for your kind notes, y'all.

Catherine, you are way too kind, and you risk giving me the big head.

KJ: LOLOL at the notion of keeping an eye on each other thru our computers! ... But sometimes I think that might have its advantages ... so somebody will know when I finally collapse and breathe my last at the keyboard.

Many thanks to all who have visited.

Tomorrow I'll be back in the office. I'll try to do a better job of catching up this weekend.

You're the best!

4/23/2009 11:55 PM  
Blogger Joanna Depue said...

This stuff has been making the rounds - and I am painfully well acquainted with knee problems. Out here we're amidst a swine flu pocket and it's going to get worse before it gets better. Take good care.

4/28/2009 2:50 AM  
Blogger --Susan said...

Hi Lisa.
Hope you are well--or at least weller.
Take good care of you.
--Susan

4/28/2009 1:38 PM  
Blogger Caminante said...

Hope you are further on the mend in body and of course soul because if the body is out of whack, everything else is too. I am so far behind on reading blogs because of travelling the past two weeks that I am showing up late for everything.

4/29/2009 9:24 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

I'm ok, y'all. I've vanquished the cold, and my knee is back to being as good as it ever gets.

I've just had a whole lot of business travel ... which means I am overwhelmed when I'm back in the office trying to catch up on [a.k.a. do penance for] my time on the road.

I'm doing quite ok. There are things I want to blog about, but time has been in short shrift. I especially regret that I have not been able to keep up with your all's blogs.

All is ok here. Not to worry. But thank you for your concern and good wishes.

4/30/2009 9:06 PM  
Blogger --Susan said...

Whew.
Gosh it's good to see you.

5/01/2009 10:31 AM  

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