drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I’m still alive, guys!

Although I don’t think I would have been saying that so enthusiastically even a few days ago. I woke up last Monday morning with a mildly sore throat. You know, the “it would feel nice to have a warm drink this morning” type. Well, not even a few hours later, I was shivering, had a raging fever, and could barely swallow without literally crying in pain. Two days later, a doctor thought I had strep, so gave me antibiotics. Four days later, they still weren’t working at all, and the pain in my throat and ears was so awful that even breathing hurt. Then, I began puking violently. You know the kind where you’re on the floor clutching and lurching, thinking for sure you’re going to rupture something because of the force of your heaving? yeah that kind. Anyway, I went to the ER a few times to get hydrated. We’re thinking the antibiotics on an empty stomach for four days wasn’t such a good idea, either that or it was the wrong antibiotic. I was also blessedly given some really effective pain medication, even though they refused to give me anything for the pain the first time around. They were like “yeah, take Advil.” and I was like “I really think I need something stronger.” and they were like “Well we can’t give you narcotics!” and I was like seriously, wtf? there has got to be something between Advil and morphine you guys can give me. Sure enough there was, but advocating on your behalf when you’re sick is annoying.

Anyway, needless to say I didn’t have much tea at all. I sipped half-heartedly at this cup this morning, because it’s a very soothing and gentle tea, but my heart just wasn’t in it. It’s kind of disappointing, because I also just got my rivertea order in the mail and it all smells amazing. Oh well, I’ll hold off on drinking new tea until I’m feeling up to it.

It’s good to be back though!

Hesper June

Whoa! That sounds like a truly horrific few days!
I am so glad you are on the mend.
Hope you will be feeling in tip top shape soon.

Christina

Yikes! I echo Hesper’s comment. It’s good that you’re (slowly) getting better. I hope you continue to take it easy.

OMGsrsly

Oh I’m so glad you’re starting to feel better! That’s awful. I know what you mean about the “advil or morphine” as pain management options. So ridiculous. There are lots of options!

keychange

Thanks, guys. I can’t wait until I feel fully like myself again. And omgsrsly, that really was very annoying. Give me a break-not everyone in pain is pretending, and not every painkiller is habit-forming.

Rosehips

What an awful sounding few days. I’m glad you’re getting better. Take good care of yourself, Keychange. I recommend libral amounts of tea.

greenteafairy

That sounds horrible! I’m glad you’re feeling a bit better now.

carol who

Ya know, I thought we hadn’t heard/read anything from you for a few days. I was thinking you might be sick. I’m glad you are beginning to be on the mend. Get lost of rest and the always good advice from this group… drink tea :)

Kat_Maria

I am so glad you’re better and I am so sorry you had to go through all that! I am sending lots of hugs your way!

keychange

Thanks guys! let’s hope this never happens to anyone ever! LOL

Marzipan

Poor thing, feel better!

caile

Hope you feel all better soon!

keychange

You guys are all so sweet.

Sami Kelsh

Big hugs to you, sweetie! What a couple of days you’ve had. I hope you continue to mend swiftly!

keychange

Thank you! so far so good :)

whatshesaid

Yikes, hope you’re feeling better!!

keychange

Thanks. I’m getting there, I hope :D

TheTeaFairy

Feel better soon and take care of yourself :-)

keychange

So much love, thank you.

TheTeaFairy

That’s because you’re very loveable missy :-)

NayLynn

Glad to hear you are still alive and feeling better.

Suziqzer

So glad to see you here and hope you’re back to your normal self soon! It’s too bad when so many people abuse the medical system that they won’t give meds to those who actually need them. Hope you’re feeling back to tea time soon!

Cavocorax

Glad to hear you’re feeling better. That sounds so awful. :|

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Hesper June

Whoa! That sounds like a truly horrific few days!
I am so glad you are on the mend.
Hope you will be feeling in tip top shape soon.

Christina

Yikes! I echo Hesper’s comment. It’s good that you’re (slowly) getting better. I hope you continue to take it easy.

OMGsrsly

Oh I’m so glad you’re starting to feel better! That’s awful. I know what you mean about the “advil or morphine” as pain management options. So ridiculous. There are lots of options!

keychange

Thanks, guys. I can’t wait until I feel fully like myself again. And omgsrsly, that really was very annoying. Give me a break-not everyone in pain is pretending, and not every painkiller is habit-forming.

Rosehips

What an awful sounding few days. I’m glad you’re getting better. Take good care of yourself, Keychange. I recommend libral amounts of tea.

greenteafairy

That sounds horrible! I’m glad you’re feeling a bit better now.

carol who

Ya know, I thought we hadn’t heard/read anything from you for a few days. I was thinking you might be sick. I’m glad you are beginning to be on the mend. Get lost of rest and the always good advice from this group… drink tea :)

Kat_Maria

I am so glad you’re better and I am so sorry you had to go through all that! I am sending lots of hugs your way!

keychange

Thanks guys! let’s hope this never happens to anyone ever! LOL

Marzipan

Poor thing, feel better!

caile

Hope you feel all better soon!

keychange

You guys are all so sweet.

Sami Kelsh

Big hugs to you, sweetie! What a couple of days you’ve had. I hope you continue to mend swiftly!

keychange

Thank you! so far so good :)

whatshesaid

Yikes, hope you’re feeling better!!

keychange

Thanks. I’m getting there, I hope :D

TheTeaFairy

Feel better soon and take care of yourself :-)

keychange

So much love, thank you.

TheTeaFairy

That’s because you’re very loveable missy :-)

NayLynn

Glad to hear you are still alive and feeling better.

Suziqzer

So glad to see you here and hope you’re back to your normal self soon! It’s too bad when so many people abuse the medical system that they won’t give meds to those who actually need them. Hope you’re feeling back to tea time soon!

Cavocorax

Glad to hear you’re feeling better. That sounds so awful. :|

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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