Friday letters (the illness edition)

I am so glad that it’s Friday! This has definitely not been my favourite week ever, and all I currently want is to have my boyfriend home again. And to sleep. I’m ridiculously tired right now! Also, for the first time in a very long time, I’m wishing my weekend away. I never thought I would say this, but I just want it to be Monday already! Anyway, here are my Friday letters. The subject matter may be a little monotonous this week…

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You’ve got.. (Photo credit: macca)

Dear boyfriend. I’m so happy that you’re on the mend. Now hurry home so I can feed you delicious, nourishing soup (aka covering from illness food) and keep an eye on you! P.S. Happy Birthday! I hope you manage to have a somewhat nice time, despite everything… I seriously hope the doctors give the OK for you to come home on Monday!

Dear boyfriend’s colleague. I’m not even sure which of you I should be thanking, but Jan’s mum told me you were planning to stay on in Turkey until Monday to carry his luggage for him. I hope he is appropriately grateful to you (at least as grateful as I am)! I had been seriously concerned about how he was going to manage that.

Dear Facebook friends (who I allowed to see my status). Thank you for all your messages of support, well wishes, etc. It’s good to see how many people out there care about me (or Jan, as the case may be…)

Thank you
Photo credit: Avard Woolaver

Dear sister. You saw my Facebook status and immediately contacted our dad, who then called me. I hadn’t had a chance to contact him yet and I was so glad to hear from him! We may fight occasionally whenever we’re forced to spend more than two days together, but when it counts you’re an amazing sister.

Dear readers. While I’m on a thanking spree, I want you to know that I appreciate every single one of your comments/reassurances/well wishes. I have the best readers in the blogosphere!

Dear teenagers on the train. 1. Wearing your caps backward and your jeans so far down your backsides that you could only walk with wide-open legs to stop them falling down does not make you cool. 2. Nobody wants to hear your awful “hip hop” music at 7:30 a.m. 3. Please take a shower – you stink!!

Dear sleep. We’ve spent far too little time together this week. And waking up at 3 in the morning from a dream in which I’d it was 8 a.m. and I’d completely slept through my alarm was no fun whatsoever. Please come back soon – I miss you!

Dear readers (again). Specifically, those of you who mentioned knowing someone who’s had an appendectomy. I have a question. How long was it before they were able to do normal things again? I ask because my grandparents are going to be in Germany at Easter. They’ll be staying about 2 and a half hours away, and we were supposed to drive up and meet them. If Jan can’t drive, we can’t go. So I’m wondering whether to cancel on them or not? At this point, they may still be able to cancel if seeing us was the most important part for them…

That’s all from me this week. I’m too tired to think of any more letters. Have a great weekend, everyone.



15 thoughts on “Friday letters (the illness edition)

  1. When Mr I had his appendix out, it took him probably six weeks before he felt completely fine, but he was able to work. go to meetings etc after maybe two weeks and, I think, he was driving by then too. His recovery was possibly longer than a younger man’s would be. πŸ˜‰

    1. OK. I’ll leave it then. He’s been told no dtrenuous activity and no heavy lifting for a month(!) but he says driving isn’t strenuous. I wouldn’t know… I can’t drive! (Hence why we can’t get there if he’s unable to drive)

  2. I have just checked with hubby and he says he wasn’t told not to drive, and also was advised not to fly for 6 weeks, which really upset him because he had been due to fly in two weeks time to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro (which he had thought, in his pain killer induced state of mind the day after his op, that he would have been able to do, and only the ban on flying would have stopped him!)

    1. Ah, thank you!! And thanks to your hubby too. Jan has been told 5 days for flying – I’ve literally just had a text message confirming Monday as definite. If the appendix had actually ruptured it would have been longer, but because it was only slightly inflamed (they caught it early) and they only had to make a small incision he’s ok to fly sooner.

  3. Dear Bev, this is the one and only time I will allow you to wish YOUR weekend away…start wishing mine away too and we need to have words πŸ˜‰ I hope Jan’s ok, home fine on Monday and how lovely of his colleague to stay and help him out! As for sleep – I am looking forward to botha lie in AND an early night on a Saturday, which means that a) I’m getting old and b) end of term tiredness has well and truly arrived! Hope you get some sleep too!

    1. I love that you commented in the style of a Friday letter πŸ˜€

      I hope the weekend goes fast for me, but it is lovely and long for you. That should do it πŸ˜‰ I also hope you got your lie in!

      The flight for Monday has been confirmed, so only 2 more sleeps (plus 8 hours of work) then I’ll see him again. And yes, lovely colleague! I now know which one it is, but it’s one I’ve never actually met.

  4. so glad he is on the mend though the waiting is still killing you I’m sure! Is it Uncle Jim and Auntie Ann who’ll be visiting soon?

    1. Yes Anna, those grandparents. πŸ™‚ They found a Rhine valley tour thing and immediately phoned me to ask if it would be anywhere near me! We’re going to see them when they have their free afternoon.

  5. Dear Bevchen,

    I was planning to comment before but was so caught up in this house hunting plans… I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for Jan, that this has happened while he was abroad. And I am so sorry for you, because it is sometimes even harder for the one who is left behind – unable to help!! When my ex boyfriend was diagnosed with diabetes he had to stay in hospital for a week or so, I could not stay with him, it was awful!
    I hope you are alright; not only caught in worrying thoughts!! I wish Jan that he has a quick recovery, and that you can hug and welcome him back home very very soon!!
    That is all that matters!!

    I also hope that you can maybe use the weekend to catch up on some sleep; or spend the time doing some nice things!


    1. Thank you!
      I spoke to him for ages last night and he sounded really good. This morning he text me that he was finally allowed a shower. Haha. The flight has now been confirmed for Monday, so two more sleeps (plus 8 hours of work) then he’ll be here πŸ™‚

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