Thursday, February 21, 2008

Noro Virus

Argh. It's still hard to stand for more than 30 minutes, sitting is rough and I'm not keeping food down. Still.

Someone said it's called the Noro Virus. I looked it up, and that seems to make sense.

I'm changing colors for regular, long intervals, so it sounds like Noro...

How Max recovered in 1 day is beyond me, but you know kids - anything to humiliate their parents...
Here's my 15 minutes of local fame (photoshopped, I'll admit...)
BTW, The needles I'm using in the photo are Extreme Knitting Needles by Rachel John from The Bagsmith

A friend who works for the local paper (Thanks London!!) sent me a pdf of the piece that ran in the Trib this weekend. And our contractor brought over a copy (his respect for me has increased exponentially) and - as soon as I'm able to walk more than 30 feet - I'll go pick up a copy that someone has kindly left for me at the Yarnery.

In the mean time, I'm going back to bed.

I'm going to make Gerry switch sides with me tonight so I'm closer to the bathroom. TMI, I know...
Oh, I feel like hell.

Damn you, mystery person at the MOA - probably on one of the rides - who didn't wash your hands and gave this evil plague to my son and thus to me (that's my theory...)


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Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Bummer about the norovirus. It should clear up very soon, if that is indeed what it is. I bet Gerry is glad to have the chance to nurse you a bit.

Get well!

February 21, 2008 7:34 PM  
Anonymous penny said...

a complete and speedy recovery, here's some virtual chicken soup & ginger ale.

February 21, 2008 7:34 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

I don't mean, of course, that Gerry would be glad you are sick! I hope you read that the right way.

February 21, 2008 7:35 PM  
Blogger Wannietta said...

That's a great picture - I love the giant needles!! Get well soon!

February 21, 2008 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

Yes, it's perplexing that a virus that sounds so friendly to knitters can make you turn many colors. My daughter & her husband & 3 kids had a version of it a few weeks ago. Fortunately, SO & I seem to have come down with a very mild version from them. But I had a rip roarin' case of it about 5 years ago & it was just like what you have - sick for a few days & off work - felt better (altho not completely normal) so returned to work only to end up using my waste basket for a purpose never intended (poor SO came & cleaned it up so the cleaning lady wouldn't have to). Then even sicker than originally for almost another week. I think feeling better & then getting even sicker was the worst part. Hope you're not as unlucky & that it goes away quickly.

February 21, 2008 8:35 PM  
Blogger Marti Knits in SF said...

Hope this note finds you in better health and spirits m'dear. Don't forget lots of fluids to keep away the headache.

Is there a Noro 12 step program? I have 2 one gallon baggies full of skeins of Noro and Silk Garden just because the colors jumped out and screamed BUY ME NOW. Of course it didn't help that the communal knitting table at the LYS was positioned RIGHT in front of the Noro display. I used a silk garden accent with cascade to make a felted bubble bag that I just love. Erg.. fiber distraction.

~ Blessed Be and Merry Knitting ~

February 21, 2008 8:46 PM  
Blogger suzenew said...

Poor Annie! I hope that you are feeling better soon - these viruses are the pits, even ones with yarny names

February 21, 2008 9:38 PM  
Blogger RogueTess said...

Hi Annie - having recovered from fluey yuckiness myself, I wish I'd had this gadget before exposure. I ordered a pink and gray one! Marketing hype aside, it actually works for opening doors, pressing ATM buttons, etc. Just FYI, not affiliated yada yada -- feel better soon! -- Teresa

February 21, 2008 10:10 PM  
Blogger shoeboots said...

Make sure Gerry doesn't get it! Noro is very catchy, from what I hear. Hopefully, you'll be on the mend soon.

The lady on your left in the picture has this expression like "she's not doing it right!" It's kinda odd. But a neat picture overall!

February 21, 2008 11:55 PM  
Blogger Robyn said...

I think you are absolutely on to something about catching it at MOA. I have heard from at least 3 other people that went there and all got sick too. Just keep drinking some kind of fluids, at least that's what my doc says.

Bye the way, that is a fantastic picture!


February 22, 2008 11:59 AM  
Blogger gretchen said...

I second that theory! I taught at the knitting "corral" for the event, and came down with the exact same thing this week. Get better, I myself am walking so there is proof of life after. Not eating yet- baby steps. Make Gerry sleep- you already know but it is the only thing that helps. Take care!!

February 23, 2008 12:31 AM  
Anonymous Deb said...

I see Rosie the Riveter in your picture! Sleeves rolled up, serious tools in hand. Love it!

And I hope you all are feeling better soon.

February 23, 2008 1:03 PM  
Blogger andi said...

hope you all feel better soon :( The norovirus must be catching, I just saw it on the front page of knitgrrl's blog, too!

February 23, 2008 5:45 PM  

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