It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it’s not for the timid.Q – Star Trek
I’ll be honest. It’s been a little rough here on the health front. Nothing catastrophic, but I’m experiencing some old Lyme symptoms that haven’t shown themselves for a while, and I have a few new things that are currently under investigation. Which, like most complex health things, could take months before I have anything concrete to share…
That’s pretty much situation normal in my life. I don’t always bang on about my health – there are far more interesting topics to explore. But, as anyone with a chronic illness knows, it’s always there in the background. And sometimes it’s in the foreground too, but we don’t draw attention to it.
One of the annoying recurrences I have been experiencing is what I now refer to as ‘Gorn Attack’. (I blogged a whole explanatory post about it here – and if you’re a Trekkie you’ll love it for the awesome pics even if you don’t care for the Lyme backstory!) Gorn attack is this annoying pain I get, mostly at night, where it feels like tiny lizards with very sharp teeth are attacking me – skin, muscles, bones and all.
I make light of it, but it’s quite awful and sleep destroying.
So, I had to laugh when a strange package turned up in my Post Box, addressed to me, from a toy store. At first I thought it was a mistake, until I opened the box.
This is what I found inside:
My darling husband got me a glow-in-the dark real life Gorn to keep me company. That’s true love!
Ben’s oddball humor is just the thing to help me cope with ongoing stress.
I love this new Star Trek friend, and I find his strange glow-in-the dark eyes and smile to be comforting when my Gorn attacks wake me up in the middle of the night, or stop me going to sleep at all.
I just ask my Personal Gorn to chase all the tiny Lyme Gorns away, and I trust that he will.
Strangely, I think it is helping.
Just like Tiny Spock helped Sheldon Cooper in the Big Bang Theory, except for reals!
I’ll leave you with some pics of my new night-time guardian, watching over me.
Love, fortitude and some pesky pains, Nicole xx
7 thoughts on “True Love In The Shape Of A Star Trek Toy”
Loving your hubby’s sense of humor 🙂
I also laughed at the Spock / Sheldon Cooper reference (being both a Trekkie fan and a Big Bang Theory fan)
Sorry that your symptoms are coming back into the foreground again. Hope you get quick answers to the nagging ones.
Sending big hugs and Bermuda sunshine.
I love that Ben gets how amazing you are – and loves you so well and deeply (and visa versa). You guys are an awesome team.
Sending you lots of love and healing away from tiny teeth that hurt and keep you awake. Salutations to your Gorn guardian. May the Gorn and both of you live long and prosper.
Thinking of you xoxoxo
Bless you and your hubby…and your Personal Gorn. I hope you feel better soon… from another one with a chronic illness. I get it. xx
Blessings Nicole. I hope he helps you get some better sleep soon xx
Yeah… Ben❤️❤️ Love to you Nicole💚🥰💚
That is just the SWEETEST & thoughtful gift…your scored GOLD with that hubbie of yours..XOXO
I sure did, Satisha! Love you xx