Today’s prompt is A strange thing that happened to you when you were sick.  

One time I was so ill I didn’t know which part of me to point at the toilet.

My youngest daughter had asked me to baby sit her kids a few days before I fell ill. There was no way that was going to happen, so I asked my son to step in. He was staying at a friend’s so I picked him up at 4.30am. I was awake enough to go collect him, sick bucket at the ready.

I took him to my daughters and turned the car around for home. On the way back I used the bucket, and that was the last sick episode for me. I slept the rest of the day and, gratefully slowly recovered.


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8 Responses to TELL ME A TALE IN (EXACTLY) 120 WORDS

  1. floridaborne says:

    What an awful experience!

    But…it shows you’re a dutiful grandfather.

  2. Poor you Michael!
    Hubby caught a similar bug purely by waiting 5 minutes in a hospital corridor for me when I was having a bone density scan. The hospital was rife with the Norvo virus, and being on the boat at the time, it was an uncomfortable time for him in the confined space of our bathroom. I was fine, but he was really poorly and I bought an extra bucket, rubber gloves, and gallons of disinfectant.

    • Michael says:

      Thankfully I had the bucket and disinfectant but I was on my own and I don’t think I’d have been aware of anyone wanting to help me

      • I surprised Hubby as I’m unable to clear up after anyone yet can do either end with a dog! He was very considerate and I only had to clean the carpet, which we ended up replacing anyway. I stayed down the other end of the boat, letting him have the bed so that he would be comfortable and able to sleep. Maggie and I slept on the bench.

  3. crimsonprose says:

    Nasty, these stomach bugs.

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