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.