Friday, January 16, 2009


Yesterday, I meant to post the 10 things I luv that start with the letter A, as assigned by IDV for the letter meme. Unfortunately, I became ill. Instead, I dealt with some unpleasant things that begin with the letter A, the first being Affliction.

I suffered from the consumption. No, not TB, but I felt a generalized wasting away and malaise. It started late afternoon with a dull Ache in my stomach. By evening, I had the dry heaves--the urge to vomit, but I had nothing in my stomach. It had been hours since I last ate lunch. Then I started to Alternate between chills and fevers. I'd be freezing for a little while, but then I'd break out into a sweat and have to throw the sheets off. It was official. I had food poisoning. I had consumed something that was causing distress to my body.

I couldn't find a comfortable position. I'd tossed and turned and I sat up; I leaned back, I was on my sides, and I kept changing resting places from the bed, the sofa, and the floor. I was passing in and out of consciousness. Then my back and shoulders started to hurt because I was moving around so much and twisting my body around to find a few moments of relief from the pain in my Abdomen. I took an Acetaminophen (Tylenol) without water, and hoped for some relief. I debated going to the urgent care center, but decided against that. I felt too weak and ill to drive there. I thought about calling an Ambulance, but then decided, Hell No! I would tough it out.

Meanwhile, the phone kept ringing. I ignored it for the most part, but during a lull in my misery, I answered it. It was friend who wanted to go out and party. Alcohol was the last thing that I needed. I told him that I was sick. He wanted to take me to the hospital, but I refused. He then suggested maybe some over the counter medicine, but I told him I already swallowed a pill and didn't feel like I could stomach any liquids. Then he suggested I try an enema! He said it would help flush out my system. I told him that the last thing I wanted was a tube up my Ass! But if I ever needed any help with putting something up an Anus, he'll be the first one I call. We got a good laugh over that, and then we hung up.

I felt sick again soon after that, but luckily, I passed out from exhaustion. I woke near midnight to find that the pain had lessened considerably. The dry heaves were gone. I was still a little sore, but I was thirsty. I took a few sips of water, then I went back to sleep. When I woke up this morning, I felt much better. I'm still feeling tender in my abdomen, but I have been able to eat and drink something. I can't quite figure out if it was something I had for breakfast or lunch yesterday that made me sick. Or maybe it was just a germ that I picked up from being with the filthy, germ ridden public! But just to be safe, I'm avoiding those foods for a while. Today, my diet will consist of jello, water, maybe some chicken soup with crackers later on this evening. I shall only consume the things that will help bring about Alleviation.


  1. Not the "A" list anyone would want to list. I'm glad you're feeling better and it is smart of you to drink more fluids and take it easy with the food. Funny how soup and crackers make people feel better, isn't it?

  2. Tara, Thanks. I'm taking it easy today; maybe have some tea later. Soup and crackers are comforting and good for recovery!

    MJ, I don't think I've ever had the dreaded Manflu, which I believe is a European illness, like the Black Death. I think I just bad food or a brush with a bad bug!

    Scarlet B, I had baked potatoes, pork loin, beans, a sardines sandwich, and a leafy green salad.

    Just to be clear, this was all stuff that I bought. I usually make my own meals to take to work, but I got lazy and decided to eat out...and I paid for it dearly!

  3. This friend who was going to put something up your anus, it wasn't 'Petra, was it?

    I'm glad you're feeling better now. Great way to do the meme, too!

  4. IDV, Nope, I can honestly say it wasn't him ;) I should count myself lucky to have such good friends willing to give good advice and a helping hand.

    As for the meme, I'm still working on the one I was going to post. I'm hoping it's a much healthier report than this one.

  5. Eros, sounds more like the 24 hour flu than food poisoning to me. That is, if you want a nursing diagnosis.

    I ain't no doctor, but I knows a thang er two about sickniss.

    Hope you're on the mend!

  6. Ponita, Thanks. I'm hoping it's gone away. My stomach ache came back yesterday evening, but it didn't last long and it didn't hurt as much as the day before.

    I'm still taking it easy and sticking to my recovery food plan, which so far, seems to be working.

  7. The dry heaves are the worst. I'm glad you're feeling better and that the poisoning passed quickly (albeit violently). You can skip any sort of ab workout this week. It sounds like you already put those muscles through their paces.

  8. I'm glad you are feeling better. Funny thing, I was thinking you were on the phone with IDV. Hmmm.

    Take it easy mate and I'd gladly be the second person you call...

  9. Snooze, You're right on both counts. The dry heaves are horrible, but they sure made for a good abs workout!

    CP, Thanks. I'll keep that in mind ;)

  10. Mr E . How us men suffer , we are seldom without pain , but do we complain ????
    You can stiocally disclaim the very existence of the dreaded MANFLU to impress the girlies(we all know how they like to be right) but real truth is undeniable.

  11. Beast, You've seen right thru my plan!

  12. I'm glad to hear you're feeling much better Eros. MANFLU makes me giggle. Over the feastive season myself and the children ketp sneezing and coughing over Connie and the germs just refused to entre his body. He's alway ill while on holiday. Last day of his holidays he got a cough, then started sneezing, me!! just giggled (heartless bitch that I am) On going to bed he said that he didn't feel good enough to return to work so called in sick. He did return four days later. Oh the germs we have to put up with.

  13. Tatas, That's funny! Well, at least his holiday got extended a few days :) I'm kind of like that sometimes, because I get sick on my days off and usually when everyone else gets better!

  14. I don't think there is much else I can say except I'll be waiting.

    And possibly a very very long time....

  15. CP, Thanks; it's the thought that counts!