Was It Something I Ate?  

vrec_dawn 39M
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4/19/2006 10:16 am
Was It Something I Ate?


Oh, ugh. Wah! And stuffus.

Last night I was starting to get a stomach ache. So I put off eating, walking, skating, etc. And it got worse, and worse. So I thought, well, hey, I haven't eaten dinner. Maybe I'm just hungry.

Wrong move.

At about 8pm the fever set in. From about 9pm til 2.30am I could only get between 1 1/2 hours to 10 minutes of sleep at a time because I kept having to get up and run to the bathroom. Since my bedroom is upstairs and my bathroom isn't, I was darn tempted to sleep on the bathroom floor. But I didn't.

Finally at 2.30am I managed to really fall asleep. Exhaustion will do that. And stomach cramps and such are darn exhausting, especially when they keep waking you up before any good REM can kick in.

Then at 5am this morning I woke up to thunder, realized I'd been hitting my snooze bar in my sleep. But my fever wasn't so bad anymore, and I felt tired, but more or less okay. Normally that's about how fast my immune system works, when I'm not screwing myself in some way (allergies, sleep, sugar). So I rushed to get ready for work (being a half hour late from when I should have gotten up) and off I went.

Wrong move again.

At about 8.30am the fever came back as did the frequent trips to the bathroom.

Wah!

I said screw this and left work a bit after 10. I'd had enough.

So now I'm dying at home, but at least I have a few more comforts, and I can nap.

Until last night I never quite appreciated just how much water the human body could store and still make accessable. Never in my life have I had quite that extreme of an experience. At one point I started to doubt that the laws of physics were even still applying.

That's the trouble with not having a vomit reflex. No matter how much you may want to, it just ain't gonna happen. So instead of the quick way out, you have to wait for it to make its way through to the other side. Fun fun.

I'm sure this is all truly exciting to my faithful readers, and ever so sexy (ye gods I hope not), but I just wanted to make it clear that when I say I feel like crap, I mean it.

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