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Do I really have to leave......

I'm afraid I've been an absentee blogger for the past several days -- I've been in my beloved Umbria and have had a fantastic time there. I couldn't find an Internet point (although I didn't try very hard -- I was too busy buying new tapestries, ceramics and soaking up the fantastic atmosphere there!)

Alas, I've run out of money and so I have to return to the work-a-day world. Plus, I seem to have cracked a tooth and am in incredible pain, so I'll be making a beeline for my dentist Thursday morning.

I'm now here in Rome, making a quick Internet stop. I consulted a pharmacist here who assured me a painkiller called Panadol is identical to North America's Advil and won't trigger my asthma (as almost all painkillers do.)

If she is wrong and this is my last blog post, I want to be cremated with my new ceramics! (Okay, that wasn't very funny But I am in a lot of pain.)

I've collected so much great blog material and photos to use in the coming days, that I don't dare quit the blogging world just yet!

More to come......

Comments (14)


Hey Sandra, I'm so sorry you're in pain. I hope the Panadol didn't triggger your asthma. It really is safe - it was the go-to medication when we were growing up.

I hope the pain eases up by the time you get on the plane. Have a safe flight back. I look forward to hearing all about your trip, and seeing the wonderful treasures you've collected. And of course, you absolutely have to stave off the post-vacation blues by immediately starting to plan your next trip!

Barb Cabot:

You are totally forgiven for not blogging. I'm so sorry to hear about your tooth but thankfully it occurred at the end of the trip, hope the meds do the trick and help on the way home. Can't wait for you to feel better and to hear more details. Safe travels home.

I am so sorry to hear about your tooth and the pain. I hope the meds work well to give you a peaceful trip back across the pond.

Shelagh (SJ):

Snadra, sorry you are in pain.
Just thought you should know that Panadol is not Advil, it is the UK version of Tylenol: paracetamol or acetaminophen.)
Advil is ibuprofen.
Hope you enjoy your remaining days in Italy.

Sandra, sorry about your tooth pain. Have a safe trip home. Can't wait to hear about your trip and see your photos.

Poveretta Sandra! So sorry to hear you are in pain (and out of money...) Just for your info, Panadol is a brand name of Paracetamol, which in the US is Acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol.) So Panadol is NOT the same as Advil - to get Advil you would have to ask for Ibuprofen(a). Hope Tylenol doesn't bother you!

Sorry to hear about your tooth and the impending return to reality! SIGH How long until the next trip?


Oh Sandra, tooth pain is the worst! I hope that the medication helps.


Oh Sandra I'm sorry to hear about your dental misfortune. It must've put quite a damper on enjoying your last days of your trip. I'm looking forward to reading more! We are so lucky that you go to Italy 2x a year or so!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Sandra, I'm sorry to hear about your cracked tooth, but I'm glad to hear that you've been enjoying yourself. I look forward to seeing all the great things you purchased, the beautiful photos you too and hearing about your great experiences.

Safe travels back home and hope can get your tooth taken care of as soon as possible.

Brad'll Do It:

Sorry to hear about the tooth, hope it didn't cause any problems on the trip home. What's this about quitting blogging? Do you think your loyal friends are gonna let that happen? I don't. We all look forward to hearing the details of the rest of your trip. Welcome home, Sandra.

I am so glad you enjoyed Umbria! Oh no about your tooth. I hope the painpills helped a little. Sorry your trip is over. Glad you found lots of grrat things to purchase. I probably landed this morning just about the time you took off. Take care. I hope your dentist can fix you right up.


Yikes! Sandra, dental problems are just the worst. I hope you are feeling better by now.


"If she is wrong and this is my last blog post, I want to be cremated with my new ceramics! (Okay, that wasn't very funny But I am in a lot of pain.)"

Actually that was totally funny, Sandra!! (Glad to read in your other post that you're feeling better though.)

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