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You may have realised from the lack of regular posts that I’m still very poorly. I’m really struggling to shake off this terrible flu thing which appears to have turned into a bad infection and a myriad of other aches and pains. I feel as though I’ve been hit by a bus – a phrase I’ve used lightly in the past, especially when referring to hangovers – but truly, all of my ribs and backbones feel as though they’ve been shattered.

With my cocktail of antibiotics and painkillers (and cakes) I’m hoping to be better very soon – I just wanted to update you so you didn’t wonder where on earth I’d got to. Laters, alligators. x

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  1. Oh, Ruth! Feel better soon. So sorry you still aren’t feeling well. As my mom used to say to me….”poor you!” It always gave me some sort of comfort when she recognized how absolutely awful it is to have a cold/flu/ran over by bus feeling. Be well soon.

  2. Take good care Ruth and rest well. Am sure you are already loading up on Vit C and green tea. Get well fast and strong!

  3. Hope you’re feeling better soon Ruth. Big hugs & kisses x

  4. Get well soon Ruth….getting better cuddles comin atchya!!! x

  5. Get well soon, Fashion week victim :-/

  6. So sorry to hear you’re feeling miserable like that! Hope you get well soon!

  7. Don’t rush it Ruth. You’ll only make the recovery time longer. At least you have cakes and Mr AMR and the lovely Mr. Bear. Who I assume doesn’t eat cake, so more for you.

    Take care of yourself.

    Ali x

  8. Hope you feel better soon! Love your blog and videos.

    Greetings and best wishes from South Africa,

  9. Hope you feel better soon! x

  10. Get well soon Ruth!!!!!!!!
    Sleep and rest…rest and sleep…sleep and rest…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xoxo from D.C.

  11. I always think to myself when I moan about a little sniffle that I’ve never really had it bad… Looks like you’ve really snaffled (snuffled?) yourself a bad one! Wrap yourself up and take it easy. Get well soon!

  12. get well soon!! Wish you all the best!

  13. Oh no! I totally empathize. :( I went through the same thing just over a week ago. The aches just kept lingering. Hope you shake this nasty bug soon! Rest well.

  14. Sending get well wishes from “across the pond!”

  15. I think I had what you did, I felt like death for about a week but I think it’s finally fading now, get well soon :)

  16. Yikes! I hope you feel better soon!

  17. Oh no, I hope you’re on the mend and feeling better very soon! You’re right, cake always helps! As does online shopping…

  18. Dear Ruth, please get well soon! Miss you!!!

  19. Hi Ruth,So sorry to hear this . Chicken Broth or soup is always a must have when we are sick . Also now is the perfect time to change your pillow cases out,don’t just wait till your better then you change the sheets. Do the pillow cases now !!{ its where your head & face are most of the time so its where all the Germs are!!} Lastly sleep everyone says it & it’s true. Sleep yourself away Ruth we all want to have you up and around soon. Take it easy & Feel Better Soon

  20. This sounds like you might have got a bit of post viral fatigue, try taking vit b12 if it goes on much longer. I genuinely don’t know where I’d be without it. And lay off the posts til you’re better we won’t mind we promise!!!!

  21. Feel better soon Ruth! Sending you fuzzy kitten well-wishes and please finish those antibiotics to the very end, they really do help!

  22. I’ve been told that there’s a long term bug been going round… I’ve had one for weeeeks… if it hurts when you breathe you should get the Dr to check if you’ve got pneumonia… hospital for x-rays? xxx

  23. Sorry to here you’re feeling so badly! Just tried to FaceTime with my Mom, and found out she’s off to the clinic with a fever etc.. Sounds quite like what you are going through. And she’s living in Florida

  24. Oh, I feel for you Ruth! Hope you’ll feel better with some rest and a LOT of painkillers/antibiotics/Mr AMR and MR bear support. Hang in there! Huge uncontaminated hugs. XX

  25. My aunt always recommends having some tea with honey, fresh ginger, and a squeeze of lemon juice when I get sick. I hope you feel better soon! <3

  26. Sending you well wishes and good health vibes. After awhile crocodile. xo

  27. Oh you poor thing, hope you get well soon!

  28. god that flu is kicking everyones butt, hope you feel better soon

  29. Do you use Echinacea? Get well soon xx

  30. Ruth Just concentrate on getting better My daughter Leila has been poorly for the last month Wishing you well soon and hope your immune system kicks in soon!

  31. Girly, if you are still feeling rubbish, go and see the doc – don’t let it linger and get worse. WE NEED YOU CRILLY! Get well soon, kick those germs to the curb. x

  32. Oh you poor thing, I hope you can kick the stupid viruses out soon! I’ve also been feeling sick since sunday and incredibly instead of getting better I seem to be getting worse today. Humpf.
    Feel better soon!

  33. Get well soon Crilly!!!!!!!!!

  34. Zinc! I believe I read in “You: The Owner’s Manual” that zinc is the only thing that can cure/combat a cold. I know what you have is going beyond a “cold” at this point, but if it doesn’t conflict with your antibiotics, you may want to try it. I’ve heard good things about Sambucol (Zinc + Vit C + something to help your body absorb them). Available at Boots. Bizarrely chicken soup, as another commenter mentioned, may help cure as well. Hope you feel well soon!

  35. Get better soon, Ruth! *hugs*

  36. Feel better soon :(( xo

  37. awww :( I hope you feel better soon Ruth!!!

  38. Hope you get well soon. I usually drink lots of fruit tea with lemon and honey. It’s a required taste kindof tea but really helps. I was wondering wether you could possibly do a review on the ReVive moisturising renewal cream. I’ve heard mixed reviews on the product and would trust your take on it as it is a higher priced item would like your take on wether its worth it’s price tag. Really enjoy your blog and skin care videos. It has helped me make good purchasing decisions. Thanks

  39. I hope you’ll feel better very soon! We miss you!

  40. Get well soon Ruth! x

  41. Aww, Ruth, I hope you’re on your way to feeling better! I’m sure the antibiotics are doing its thing, and both Mr Bear and Mr AMR better be doing their bit in making you feel better! Take your time recovering, don’t rush back to blogging until you feel 100% again! Get well soon :) xxx

  42. You poor poppet. My daughter has had a bad cold/flu thing and she was miserable. It went on for ages. Makes you want to start wearing one of those face masks that they wear in the Far East :) Mingling with the public is a germ-fest. Better to stay at home and never go out. Just waft around the house in lovely loungewear shopping online :) Who needs the outside world? Get well soon x

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