Thursday, April 19, 2012



Q is for QUIT{to leave, to give up and stop doing something}

I’m trying hard not to QUIT A to Z. I do appreciate so many of your well wishes to get better QUICK and your kind words in the comment box, not to mention all the new followers. It turns out I’m sicker than I thought – not the flu –I have a Strep A infection that has settled in my right arm (at an old surgery site). Arm is red, swollen and on fire, from midway between my wrist and elbow to my shoulder. I have meds, but they are making me sick and sleepy. The last few posts for some of the ‘harder’ words are not written yet, so who knows what you will get. BUT, I’m not going to QUIT, I’ll keep trying, if you guys will bear with me.

{definitions courtesy of Wikipedia or Wiktionary}

A to Z Challenge – Want more information? Go right over there to that little A to Z Badge, CLICK and see what it’s all about. While you’re there checkout some of the other participants. It’s fun. You will like it. Go on now, you know you want to.


  1. certainly have a good reason to quit. I didn't start because I was afraid I'd quit halfway through. It's an ambitious undertaking I don't have time for in the spring. Get well soon!!!!

  2. Aww! I hope you get better soon.

  3. you are doing great---hope it all clears up soon

  4. Yikes! Are they able to treat it with a strong antibioic? Scary!


  5. Feel better soon! And don't quit! You are almost at the end of this challenge!!!

    -Barb the French Bean

  6. Sounds pretty serious. I admire you're stick-to-it-iveness. Hope the meds help quickly. Thanks for the follow.

  7. No kidding you have a good reason to quit. Good for you for sticking it out. Everyone will bear with you so there's no worries there.

    I hope you start to feel better soon.

  8. Hangeth in there! Sorry about the Strep and hope the meds kick in to give you some relief soon. Sending good juju your way.

  9. So sorry you're sick. But, gotta say - - I love Non-Quitters!

    New follower here!

  10. Ohhh, I don't want you to quit but you need to do what is best for you! Please take good care of yourself and rest....

  11. The A to Z challenge is definitely getting tiring, and I'm NOT even sick! I hope you do feel well again quickly. You're doing a great job with your posts.

  12. You best not quit! We're on the home stretch. Although, what you're going through sounds horrid. I hope you feel better soon, and way to stay positive!

  13. Oh, that's awful. Take care of that because those Strep infections can be very dangerous, but I'm sure you know that. I have to admire your stick-to-it-tiveness.

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  14. If you're really sick and don't feel like playing anymore, I think you should quit. I know I would. (I know I DID!)

    I have a great deal of admiration for quitters. As the old Kenny Rogers song goes: "You got to know when to fold 'em; know when to walk away, and know when to run".

    I'm praying that you quit.

    Nah, not really. I'm praying that you feel better and get better so you don't want to or have to quit.

    But in all honesty, quitting is only a bad thing when it's truly important that a person, instead, completes the thing they're quitting. It's all relative. I mean, if you started eating some okra casserole and 3 or 4 bites into it you realized you disliked it, wouldn't you quit eating it?

    When I was younger, I too was all hung up on the "Don't be a quitter" thing. My Ma raised me to be that way. But when I got older and started really thinking for myself, I realized that although I learned a lot of valuable stuffs from my Ma, that was not one them.

    It used to be that if I started reading a book, I would force myself to finish it, no matter how much I wasn't enjoying the story.

    Later, I came to realize that God has given me only so much time on this planet, meaning I would only be able to read just so many books. So, why should I waste time reading something I don't like and risk not having enough time to get to all the books I will love?

    The last book I quit reading in the middle of was 'Lolita'.

    The last movie I quit watching in the middle of was 'The Pianist'.

    I don't think quitting is ALWAYS a bad thing. The real question is: How IMPORTANT was it that we should have completed what it was that we quit?

    So, know, Nitro, if you get so sick that finishing "A To Z" becomes a real burden for you, you can quit and you'll NEVER hear a discouraging word from me.

    I think "A To Z" is meant to be "FUN", NOT a "CHORE" that a person feeling ill must struggle through.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  15. Oh...Strep! Hope you feel better soon. :)

  16. Wishing you well soon, fighting infection is draining. Do what you can, when you can.

    You probably need rest the most. Healing takes energy, too.

    I'm just getting around to some of the regular blogs in between the new ones. Good luck kicking that bug.

  17. Get well soon and the best of luck to you on keeping up the fight!

  18. Get well soon - we got sick around the same time, and I'm still sick too. But it's still sinus (but now chest too).

    Yuck. We need some magical healing!

  19. Oh my dear! You must take care of yourself. And if it means not continuing the challenge, it will not be because you quit, it will be because your health is more important.

    Take care of yourself.

  20. You're a trooper for continuing A to Z. I hope your arm heals and that you feel better.

  21. Sounds like you need some quality time in bed, take heart only 9 more to go, take care of yourself.