Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Food Poisoning


At The End, originally uploaded by sMacshot.

I am on Day Three, and feel so weak and miserable, both at once burning hot and freezing, covered in goosebumps. There's no comfortable position in bed, and I just rock and moan in a half-conscious delirium. I had a doctor's appointment a few days ago and they made me a cup of coffee. I can't help but wonder if the last person who cleaned out my mug didn't disinfect their hands so well (perhaps after handling a 'sample' ?) because there is nothing else odd I ate which I do not eat every day. The problem is that very little has left my body in days, and so the poison (or whatever it is) is still inside me. Send me a mental thought of health, my friends, that I may soon recover and not feel like a person upon death's door.


UPDATE: Day 4 now, 11 lbs down and hopefully no more than that. I am feeling a bit better, have been up all day and am not sure, but think I am craving beef, which I never really eat (nothing against it, just don't care for it) and if I had some in the house I would surely prepare myself a plate. Tonight I will try to go to bed early evening rather than early afternoon; I must return to work tomorrow, because 4 days off from work is enough. More than that and I will really starve. :)

31 comments:

Meekiyu said...

=/ oh wow... I hope you get well soon... don't know if it's food poisoning if very little has left your body. erfs... drink fluids and what not ... hope you feel better

sMacThoughts said...

Thank you, Meekiyu. Yes, called the doctor's office. They tell me to drink water. I am trying. It sorta makes me feel queasy. :(

annie said...

that is horrible! feel better very soon, you. i hope it begins to make its way out of your system as quickly as possible. poor poor you. :(

sMacThoughts said...

Thank you so much, Annie. I am gonna take another shower and go curl up in a ball again very soon. I pray tomorrow, day 4, will bring my health back!

Georgia B. said...

i'm so sorry. i have had inner ear infections going on, and thus nausea and dizziness, so i completely identify.

i truly hope you are feeling well soon. my boss recently had food poisoning, and i have had it a few times over the years. i know how dreadful it can be. i know what pain you have had.

take care of yourself, dear girl.

sending you lots of blog love and well wishes.

Georgia

sandy said...

:--( i am sooo sorry you are feeling so yucky. Hot shower, cozy jammies, comfy bed, and lots of rest.
can you sip on some hot tea? big BIG hugs from me to you.

Michelle said...

Feel better! If water is making you queasy, maybe try some tea with sugar - a lot of times sugar water sits better than just plain water. Hope you feel much better tomorrow morning.

Jiffy Cat said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiffycat/2263217496/in/set-72157600017460393/

That sounds nasty, here's to a speedy recovery!

Racheal said...

AHHH! My DEAR FEEL BETTER FAST!
Drink alot of h20 too.
xoxo

sMacThoughts said...

Georgia .... oh the inner ear thing is NO GOOD! I hope you also recover soon!
Sandy .... No energy to make the tea, though it does sound good. Maybe tonight before bed. Have to go back to work tomorrow. No more days off. :(
Michelle .... I have a sweet tooth, normally, maybe I will try that even though nothing sounds appealing to me right now.
Jiffy Cat .... thanks so much, that cheered me up!
Racheal ... oh I am trying.

The update today, my 4th day, is that I have lost 11 lbs. I feel so weak, and a headache I've had for 24 hours is not going away. I did, however, manage to eat my whole breakfast (bland toast slices and a pear, water, and couple of swigs of coffee. If I don't do that last part I will get a migraine.) So this is a good thing, and hope will bring back my energy. And I actually have a mammo this morning, so have to drag myself out of the house. Can't wait to get back home and lay down!

Sarah said...

Hi!
I have only just recently found your blog and thought I would pop in and see what you were up to today. Sad to find you ill. Food poisoning is so awful. I hope you feel much better soon. Keep warm.

Sandy Mastroni said...

Oh Susan I'm sorry to hear you're sick
Get better
sending you love and prayers to be healed

Chris said...

Wow, I'm so sorry to hear this! I hope you are feeling better by now! That's really scary when you have something so potent and can't seem to get rid of it. My prayers are with you...

Heidi said...

Hi Susan,

I hope you are feeling a lot better now, it sounds awful what you've been going through! Best get well wishes to you.
Thanks for visiting my new blog, I needed a fresh start and the new year seemed like a good time for it - out with the old, in with the new :) also started getting a bit paranoid with how much info there was about myself for anyone to see, so the new one will hopefully be more professional.
The mature content thing - well I was just fiddling with settings hehe.
Take care! x

mayaluna said...

I so hope you are asleep and feeling better as I type! Sooo sorry, what a way to start the year. Hope you're back to yourself so soon!
big hug coming your way!

Eggman Studios said...

Oh man! You poor thing! I do hope you get better soon--that's such a long time to feel so terribly crappy. You'll be in my thoughts!

Hugs,
Michelle

sMacThoughts said...

Day 5: I feel so much better today. I am going into work. Late, but going. All these well-wishes have truly helped!

Sarah .... welcome, and yes, I feel better already!
Sandy .... they helped!
Chris .... that is normal for me. A cast iron stomach. I think I am part goat. :)
Heidi .... I so know the trepidation about putting info out there.
mayaluna .... I got lots of sleep last night, and finally, it was not delirious, half awake/half nonsensical repetitive dreams like I had been getting the days before, thank you!
Michelle .... that is so kind of you, thank you!

JUNKER JANE said...

That's terrible! :(
Please get better soon!

happygirl? said...

I really hope your feeling better soon.

sMacThoughts said...

Thank you, Jane, Oh and soon I will be blogging about you....better late than never!

Megan Chapman said...

I am hoping that by now all of this is becoming a distant memory.
So sorry to hear you have been this ill. Take care of yourself...I hope your new year improves...
:)

Jeremy said...

I hope you feel better soon. Love your photos and blog. Take care,

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Ugh! Food poisoning is the worst!!
I hope you are feeling much better by now.
I'm sending you healthy wishes and a nice warm hug:)
Feel better soon!
Tracy

sMacThoughts said...

Megan .... it's all forgotten now. Thank you, Lord!
Jeremy .... thank you and welcome!
Tracy .... oh that has made it all better. Magic. :)

The Little Illustrator said...

are you feeling better yet????
i worry.
11 lbs!!!!!

sMacThoughts said...

Racheal .... Fear not! I am strong and recovered and already have 7lbs back. We are on the road to tip-top shape!

Suzy ~ lorenzstudio said...

Oh, no!
This is how my husband feel right now.
Day 2 and counting...

sMacThoughts said...

Yikes, Suzy....it's not from that peanut butter business we are all hearing about in the US, is it? (Not sure where you are from). I am sure mine is not since me and peanut butter do not mix. Bleaahhh!

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