Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I'm sick and there's a flood outside

I have just spent an entire day in bed. Apparently I have the flu. I was really hoping it was just a passing case of food poisoning, but reality hit me, and I think it is a real stomach bug. On Fast Sunday (Fast Sunday- which for the 5% non-LDS readers I have is the day once a month when we choose to go without food or drink. There's a lot more to do it than that, but that's for another day and time.), I got home from church, hungry and exhausted. I still wasn't eating, but shouldn't have been as tired as I was. I laid down on my bed, and surprisingly slept 3.5 hours. When I woke up I was starving. I was so light headed and weak from not eating that I could barely walk though. I have never been that starved before! I finally ate and just didn't feel right the rest of the day.

Monday I woke up with a cranky stomach again, but just figured it was because I was hungry still. No big deal. I ate a frozen dinner for lunch that was of a peculiar nature, and blamed the resulting stomach ache on that. But it never got any better. Dinner came and went, and the same thing happened. My stomach just revolted- even after eating one of my favorite foods. By 10 pm, I finally gave in and took something for the stomach ache. It was just awful. I could not sleep at all through it either. I was up till 4 am just sick with a stomach bug.

I woke up today at 7 am, still just feeling lousy. So I called in late to work, thinking I just needed to take it easy this morning. Ha. I hate some applesauce and flat Coke, and got so sick all over again, that there was no hope for going into work. I stayed in bed (didn't even migrate to the living room) until 3 pm. That is when I went to Walgreens for something to help settle my stomach. I took the anti-nausea liquid someone recommended to me, and got sick from that before I even made it home.

Which is when I noticed that my entire parking lot is flooded. There's a roto rooter truck in the middle of it all, with water all the way up to the top of the bumper. If I had the energy to climb up and down the stairs, I'd go take a picture for you. But I don't have that kind of energy. You'll have to trust me, it's a rather amusing sight.

I drank some 7 up, and ate 2 ginger crisps. And so far... no disasters yet. But I'm starving and need something else in me. So wish me luck. I'm off to attempt chicken broth and sitting on the living room couch.


  1. Summer flu is not fun, because it's already hot out and then you're extra hot because of the sicknees. Sorry to hear that your ill.

  2. Ooh. Honey! Hope you feel better soon.

    Being sick is lousy when you live alone. There is no one to visibly feel sorry for you. I'm feeling sorry for you though.

    Empathy over the internet.


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