Monday, August 25, 2008

Madiba Magic

Ok seriously. I have had it. WTF is going on? I am eating healthily, I am exercising, I am taking vitamins, I am basically healthier than I have been in years and yet I have the flu again.
This is my third time now in the last 3 months.
I have had enough. I am done. I don’t do sick and I am a lousy “sick person.”
I woke up with a sore throat yesterday morning and was immediately like, “Oh no, no, no, no!”
By 16h30, my joints were in agony, I felt weak, I had a head that felt like it might burst and waves of nausea that made my mouth fill up with saliva.
Awful. I sweated the fever and must have had over 12 hours of sleep. Restless sleep.
I feel a little better today and I’m pumping myself with flu/cold medication. I don’t think I can afford to take any more sick leave.
Enough is enough and I’m getting tough with my body now.

My mom was released from hospital yesterday (even though we don’t know what is wrong with her and we’re still waiting for the test results.)
On Saturday afternoon, my mom nearly choked on her tea. She was lying in her ward, when in walked Nelson Mandela and his wife with 4 body guards.
He had apparently been visiting a friend in ICU and decided to visit the ward down the corridor. The ward my mom happened to be in.
Madiba and his wife went up to my mom and said: “All the best!”
It’s quite incredible really. What are the chances of meeting Madiba in any circumstance?
I arrived to visit 10 minutes after he had left. Great.
“Blondie! You’re back to blonde. Oh I’m glad! You’re much better blonde!”
“Thanks Mom. How are you feeling?”
“Oh I am just fantastic. Guess who I met? Nelson Mandela!”
“What? Mom, have the nurses increased your medication?”
“No. He was here. He came to visit me.”
“ Seriously. He came to visit you?”
“Uh-huh. Madiba and his lovely wife Graca Michel! Oh and she’s beautiful. She was wearing a white and navy dress suit, and her skin is beautiful. She’s really immaculate.”
“Mom! What are you talking about?”
“Madiba came to visit me. He had 4 body guards and everything. What a wonderful man. He was wobbling on his walking stick but he has such an aura and presence! It was amazing.”
“Nurse? Is my mom alright?” I start to whisper now, “She says Madiba came to visit her!”
Nurse: “Oh he did!”
“Well, he came to visit a friend in ICU and visited this ward too. What an amazing thing.”
“See Blondie? Told you so! Here look at my cellphone. I took photos.”
“Good grief! How exactly did you do that? Um, sorry Madiba? Please hold on for 2 seconds while I get my phone out so I can take a photo of you!”
“Of course I did!”
“Mom! You amaze me!”

It’s my mom’s birthday today! Happy Happy Mom! I’m sure your test results will come back soon and the news will be a belated birthday present!
Love you lots!


zuzula said...

that is *amazing*! I have to admit I wouldn't have believed it either - it's a good job she had proof!

I think the flu is a detox side effect. When I quit smoking I was ill for weeks - at one point I thought it must have been the nicotine holding me together all that time. But it was just all the crap coming out!

sweets said...

so cool to have met Madiba!!! whoot whoot!

i hope the results are ok, good luck and happy biffffffffday :)

Little Lulu said...

I just want to say that your blog is fantastic, so funny! You write very well! I love it. I think I'm hooked. Keep on blogging!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Zuzula - it is incredible! Really is!

I hate this...argh!!! I'm done with it!! HATE IT!!!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

ME too Sweets! Me too!!
Here's holding thumbs! x

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Aw Little Lulu, you make me blush!

Thank you kindly. I'm happy to have you reading! YAY!

po said...

That is such a cool story, too good to be true. I think I would have thought my mom was still woozy from morphine or something :)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Exactly Po, exactly! If she didn't have the sms photo of it, I really wouldn't have believed her!

Miss Caught Up said...

Wow! That is amazing! And that's a good thing your mom got pictures! That is very, very cool! :)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Hey Miss Caught Up!
She was pretty chuffed with herself. Haha

Moe Wanchuk said...

Blondie...I once went thru chemo and had to take a "germ" class. Rule #1--Never Ever touch a door handle. I haven't gotten sick in 4 years.

Why do you call him Madiba?

Happy B-day Momma!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Oh dear Moe...I know you shouldn't shake hands with someone and then touch your nose!

Madiba is his nick name! :-)

Candy Grrl said...

Oh wow...I've got goosebumps just thinking about that...I love Madiba...and it's true...he has this presence that jolts you to the ground & you're completely in awe of this man...the one & only time I have ever been close to him was at the 46664 concert in Hyde Park in June...there may have been thousands upon thousands of people there but it touched every single person's heart right then & there...he is just out of this world!

And happy, happy birthday to your mom...many positive thoughts sent her way!

And kief on the blonde thing...very hot & very summer :)

Miss T said...

Hope that Madiba magic does the trick!

Tamara said...

Happy bday to your mom and get better soon to you!

MidniteGem said...

OMG - you had me and the bf in stitches last night when I read this!! How awesome !!