Thursday, June 16, 2011

...burning...






"Joy is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love."

~Mother Theresa



"Vomiting is the inevitable result of a body burning with sun stroke."

~bmz


After a couple of hours of foolish sun worship on Tuesday, I was felled that night by the retching that comes from a touch of sun stroke. 

My face is burned from getting too close to the sun during the day, and veins have burst all around my eyes from relentless heavings in the night.  I am a scary, swollen, glowing vision to behold.  Don't worry - no pictures will be posted to frighten or disgust you! 

It is disconcerting to enter a room to see people politely trying to stifle curiousity and/or laughter at the sight of me.  When I pass a mirror - I have to join them!  Feeling almost as bad as I look, I am trying to atone for such wanton abuse of my body by giving it lots of liquids and lots of rest. 

Any time in front of the computer screen seems to bring on more nausea and dizziness, so I will sign off and re-enter the blogging conversation soon. 

Hope every one of you is well and looking forward to a lovely summer weekend. 


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19 comments:

  1. Oh dear, that sounds wretched, oops. Sorry you are under the weather. My last battle with the sun resulted in a rash but I should have known better since I take medications that warned me. It's too bad that the sun is so alluring, but best avoided. Umbrellas are my friend.

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  2. oh goodness...i hope you feel better...got to watch those sun kisses, they burn all the way through....nice pic...the bottom left corner is very curious to me as i see a bag covered face? maybe i have been in the sun too long..

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  3. Brian: That's me! I should have a bag over my burned, swollen face!! ;)

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  4. Oh dear! The sun is so appealing and so wonderful. I get drawn to it's warmth, it's glow. Then, alas it burns us and leaves us. Best avoided as R.J. said.

    Still, it's a lovely image, so thank you for that!

    How about a nice cool bath? Be good to yourself and hope you feel better soon!

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  5. oh geez Bonnie, I'm so sorry! Hang in there, in the shade.

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  6. Oh my goodness. I hope you have an aloe vera plant close by. Please take care.

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  7. amazing image ... I hope you are soon recovered

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  8. Glad to see that you've kept your sense of humor through this! Stay cool, put cool cloths on your face, and drink plenty of water. Take care!

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  9. I hope you are feeling much better soon, so sorry you are feeling like this. take care.

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  10. even more effective image once your story is read!


    Sending you dark, healing Aloha from Waikiki :)

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  11. Been there, done that. Time is the only real healer here...and maybe some good movies to while away the time!

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  12. Thanks Everyone - for your concern and good suggestions. I am feeling better by the hour!

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  13. Oh ouch! I'm so sorry. Age doesn't always bring wisdom -- at least for sun worshippers. (My verification word is "dogging.")

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear this, Bonnie. Sounds dreadful. But I'm glad to see you are feeling better gradually. Do take care!

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  15. Oh Hun!! Definitely rest and drinks lots of cool refreshing water!! The sun can be wicked!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. Oh no!! Just a little too much of a good thing I suppose- a little like the effects of alcohol, knowing when to say when can be such a nuanced call. Rest and feel better! Have to laugh with you however at the humor you still mustered as bad as you must feel :)

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  17. That sounds terrible, hope you recover soon. Noxema is your friend. :0) x

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  18. i wish the sun would shine here so i'd have the opportunity to get a sunburn. *sigh* hope it's looking and feeling better soon!

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  19. Ack Bonnie! Feel better soon and stay out of that sun!

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