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Love Your Creativity Link Party #146

"Love Your Creativity." The place  where  you can share your latest blog posts.  Just link up  at   the bottom of this post. You could be featured next  week!  Share your  home  decor ideas, tablescapes,  garden   projects, crafts, recipes, frugal living tips, lifestyle posts and more. The party starts at 12:00 Pacific timE.

I haven't posted or visited any blogs because I have COVID. Tuesday I came down with flu like symptoms.  My husband and I both tested and were negative.
My symptoms were sore throat, runny nose, cough, body aches and little appetite.

Thursday afternoon I started experiencing terrible lower abdomen pain radiating around to my left side of my back., plus sweats and vomiting. I had my husband take me to ER.

They did all kinds of tests, ct scan, chest x-ray, blood tests.  I have COVID, plus a kidney stone trying to pass which is awful pain. I am home with meds and antibiotics. Not fun at all.

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About Linda @ Life and Linda

Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Linda, I am so sorry to read about how sick you are. A kidney stone or Covid is bad enough by itself, but to have both at the same time must be horrible. Praying for you to feel better soon!

  2. Oh, Linda, I'm so, so sorry. Covid and a kidney stone is no joke.

    I had Omicron in January and once I was better I sent this note to family and friends:

    Here's what I wished I'd known:

    If you get Omicron, it's only mild in the sense that it doesn't go into your lungs and send you to the hospital. It still feels awful. If you're dealing with an elderly person, get help immediately. They may feel awful but will have a hard time describing the "awful."

    Day 1 to Day 10: If you go beyond day 10 like I did, you're out of luck. So go to the dr. as soon as you think you might have Omicron and ask for the monoclonal antibodies. This treatment is supposed to cut the duration by 50 percent.

    If you've hit day 10 or more, ask your doctor about antibiotics. At Day 14, my GP over Zoom prescribed Azithromycin (250 mg, for 5 days). Omicron is a virus, and an antibiotic won't help a virus. But the problem is that the original virus can spin into pneumonia and then you go to the hospital. The antibiotics can stop an infection early on.

    What I really wish: I'd planned in a bunch of ways for Omicron but I didn't do the most important thing: call my doctor in advance and ask how they handle testing, monoclonal antibodies, antibiotics etc.

    Hang in there Linda!!


  3. Ohmygoodness, Linda! I can't think of any worse combination of health issues than COVID and kidney stone simultaneously. I hope the stone passes on its own, amd your symptoms are lessening each day. Mr P has a history with kidney stones, so I empathize with you. I'm wondering if Paul was actually + too. The tests are definitely not 100% accurate. Feel better!

  4. Covid and a kidney stone? I'm so sorry...hope you're feeling better soon!

  5. So sorry you're so sick Linda. I'm still wearing my mask wherever I go, because I just cannot take any chances. People think it's no big deal but it really is. No one should have this. take care and hope you're well soon! thanks for having us over even though I know you don't feel good. rest up!

  6. Oh my goodness, I hope your discomfort and pain ends quickly!! I experienced the full fury of Covid as it was before the vaccine was available.

  7. Oh Linda, I'm so sorry. I'm not sure which is worse -- though I've not had either. But I remember Rick's kidney stone issues and it was awful. I'm glad you went to the hospital and just didn't take a second covid test, test positive and let it ride. Hopefully they gave you meds for nausea and pain and if it keeps on and doesn't go soon, so get the surgery. Rick said the effect was almost immediate. Do take care, my friend. And do watch the Covid carefully -- there are some effective treatments out there.

  8. I am so sorry to hear of your double pain, Linda. I hope it all passes soon and you are back to your wonderful self!🙏🙏🙏

  9. Oh Linda, I can't imagine, you poor thing! Thank goodness your husband is there to help you, I am praying your pain will ease and you will be on the mend very soon, prayers and prayers...

  10. Linda, I am so sorry that you have covid and dealing with the kidney stone. I hope the stone will pass and that you are on the mend with covid. I will pray that you have speedy recover. Thank you for hosting this link party each week and thanks for featuring flower show post. Take care.

  11. Linda, I am so sorry to hear the news that you have Covid and a kidney stone. I hope you will be feeling better very quickly. I will be thinking and praying for your quick recovery. Keep us posted on how you are feeling. Sending blessings and good well wishes your way.

  12. Oh dearest Linda, I am so terribly sorry that you have Covid and a kidney stone. You poor thing!! I have had kidney stones years ago, snd I know the pain that they cause. I’ll be praying for you, and hope that you recover from both very quickly.

  13. So sorry that you're feeling so badly ~ and a double whammy at that! I'm sure the last thing you want is to look at recipes & photos of food! ... Hope that you're up and about soon ~ and that your family stays healthy. With May comes flowers, so hope that all this "rain" in your life goes away when April is done......

  14. Linda,
    So sorry to hear that you have Co Vid and a kidney stone on top of it!!! I hope you start to feel better soon!!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  15. Oh no I hope you feel better soon! I truly appreciate you for taking the time each week to host this wonderful party! And I appreciate you featuring my Chipotle Chicken. I brought CHEESEBURGER HAMBURGER HELPER NOT, ZEBRA CAKE and CAJUN HONEY SALMON & SHRIMP. I hope you have a great week.

  16. Hi Linda, I am sorry to read that you are ill. I hope you recover quickly - take care and rest up.

  17. Hi Linda. Nothing to linkup today, just visiting links. Lots of creative people linking up at parties these days. Have you or your readers ever thought about creative writing? We’d love to have you all linkup at our short story prompt party. It’s fun and helps exercise our brains! Don't worry about a lot of editing. Use the first sentence prompt and just start typing, see what you come up with!

  18. Oh my goodness! Poor you. I am so sorry to hear you are under the weather. Hoping you are feeling much better real soon.

  19. Linda, I'm so sorry you have Covid and kidney stones! That's a terrible combination! Thinking about you and sending lots of healing thoughts and prayers your way! Take care!

  20. I hope you are feeling better soon Linda! Sending healing thoughts, Tanya

  21. Oh, you poor thing....a double whammy !! I've not had Covid, but am very familiar with kidney stones......what awful pain.....just like child birth !! Get well soon, sending prayers and hugs your way.....Cleo

  22. I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Covid and Kidney stones at the same time just seems unfair. My husband had a kidney stone, and it is not fun. I hope that you recover quickly and fully. Thank you so much for featuring my Red Reef Park post.

  23. Oh Linda, I am so sorry to hear you are sick. Take care and I am praying for a speedy recovery for you.

  24. Linda, thanks for hosting. I am so sorry to here of your situation and hope you are improving day by day. My brother-in-law just got over Covid and even though reports are that people that have been vaccinated and boosted have a much lighter case, he said he has never felt so sick. Is it ever going to stop? I have heard that kidney stones are so painful and it sucks that you got lucky and had both at the same time!! Please, feel better soon..xxoJudy

  25. Linda, I knew something was wrong. I am so terribly sorry that you have Covid and a kidney stone. I hope that you recover from both very quickly.

  26. That sounds scary, Linda! I'm so glad you were able to get help and I hope you're on the mend soon. I'll definitely be adding my prayers to all the others. In the meantime, rest as much as you can. Giving yourself time to heal is so important. Sending you lots of hugs, CoCo

  27. Oh Linda, what a awful time you've had. I pray you are better now. You've had a double does of being sick. I am so sorry you've been so sick Linda. Wish I could pop in with a pot of soup. Praying for a speedy recovery sweet girl...........


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