Wednesday, February 25, 2009

5 days without, 4 years with

We're celebrating around here. We were five days without Internet, which let me tell you, was not a pretty sight. Not restful, not a nice break, not anything except torture. We missed our friends and conversations, our work, the challenges to our thinking and living, the moments caught by brilliant photography, the book reviews, writing our own blog posts, finding new music...can you see how we suffered?

At times we could sneak a peek at a blog or our e-mail in-box, but with a very slow, weak connection. Only a tease. Today, because I had nothing to lose, I called our Internet provider and threatened ending our need for their services. Wa-lah, by 5:00 we were back in the game. Yay!

So, how to catch up?

I think I'll just come out with it. Our new doctor has found that I'm battling a Lyme infection. Probably have been since the start. There are all kinds of other details, but the best of them is that she's pretty sure that the kids do not face this foe. I've started fighting it with a new protocol of stuff. The kids are fighting some things in new ways, too. We're glad for our new doctor. We're all off to a good start.

So there's plenty to cheer about. Even without the sun shining...although we could cheer even louder with it (which is another story).


Priya said...

My Internet has been having a lot of problems lately, but I'm at least able to check my email and write blog posts. :) I can only imagine how horrible it must have been for all of you.

Erin said...

*hugs the internets*

Maya Ganesan said...

Yay! I'm so glad you guys got your internet back.

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Take care of yourself! I always love seeing you on my site. Have a great weekend, with internet!

Sherry said...

Thank you all for the Internet Cheer!
It's amazing how much better life is with the Internet.

Nicole said...

Oh boy. Here I thought you were purposely avoiding the internet just to know you can. What a pain.

I am sorry to hear you are battling more illness. But at least you are happy with the new doctor and hopefully things will look up. Spring is near.

Cloudscome said...

I have had Lyme disease twice. The first time was in 1990 and I ended up in the hospital for three days of IV antibiotics. Second time they caught it earlier and it wasn't so bad. I have arthritis in my family anyway and this just made it worse. I'm OK now but I expect it to become a problem when I want to knit in my old age. :)

How are you doing? Still on antibiotics? Hope your kids are doing well by now too.