Crash Diet.

It all started yesterday morning, I felt a little achy. I attributed it to too much swimming, so I shortened my swim by 10 laps. Seemed like the right thing to do, you know?

Then, around this time yesterday, we’d just finished having a late lunch at Tony’s parent’s house celebrating sister-in-law Marigold’s 29th birthday. Suddenly, I couldn’t keep my eyes open, I figured the company was just really boring, or maybe baby Huck was losing his cute or… something, so I went over and laid down on their couch and promptly fell asleep. For three hours.

We ran a couple errands on the way home and I was still so sleepy, but I attributed that to the post-nap grogginess I usually get.

By the time we got home, I was definitely not feeling well. But, I was also definitely in denial that I wasn’t feeling well. As I laid, exhausted, on the bed I’d just finished making, my mind lingered on the new toothbrush I’d just bought that was sitting on the table downstairs, the laundry that needed to be moved from the washing machine into the dryer and the fact that the toilet paper storage in the master bathroom was empty. Those three things were really bothering me. Even though I know my mind obsesses on things when I don’t feel well, since I was in denial, I went downstairs and took care of those chores.

Ten minutes later found me back upstairs, drowsing in the bed, even more exhausted and sore. My shoulders were tense and sore, even my toes were sore and everything in between was sore. And I was feeling quite nauseated. I pondered the possibility that my endometriosis might be returning until I took my temperature and realized that even though I felt cold, I was actually running a fever.

The flu?

A couple hours later anything that had been in me was expeditiously exiting through whichever way possible. I was so sad, all that good food… gone. And after that kind of night, I feel rather like a dishrag that’s been wrung dry. I took today off from work and have slept most of the day, eating the benign BRAT diet, trying to get my strength back.

Tony came home for lunch and expressed his sympathy that I’m not feeling up to par. The thing is, I’m just glad I’m not vomiting anymore. This is the recovery part where I sleep a lot and I really like sleeping!

A bumper sticker I saw the other day. Boy, do I relate!

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  1. grrrace

    oh, no!!! sorry you’re not feeling well!!! i heard that the stomach flu’s going around 😦

    hope you feel better soon!!!!


    Jeanette replies:
    I guess it made it’s rounds to me… hope I’m immune now. Blech!

  2. Hope you’re feeling better soon. I love this bumper sticker!

    Jeanette replies:
    Thanks, I’m feeling better today.
    That bumper sticker was cool, eh? What made it even cooler is the car it was stuck on was in a church parking lot. Tee hee.

  3. Leese

    Stomach flu’s the worst. It moves so fast it’s not funny…And it’s not like you can just stay away from people who have it…because when you realize they have it, it’s pretty much too late because you’ve already been exposed to it.

    Good thing about it, though, is that it moves fast. No longer than 24 hours.

    Stay on the BRAT diet and drink plenty of fluids.

    I hope you feel better.

    Jeanette replies:
    I have no idea who had it — I think it’s going around work. Maybe?
    I feel much better today… a bonus of the illness is I fit into my super skinny pants for today. πŸ™‚

  4. Tony

    :mrgreen:she really wasn’t sick she just wanted the day off , becasue MONDAYS SUCK!!!!!!
    I love you sweetie!!!! nananananan4nanananana4!!!!:mrgreen:

    Jeanette replies:
    *lifts eyebrow* Uh huh.
    Thanks for rinsing out my barf pan, honey. xoxo

  5. Oh dear! Feel better!! Take advantage of that sleep. I am withering with jealousy!

    Jeanette replies:
    That was the one thing I really loved about yesterday — sleeping all day. Yummy yummy sleep.

  6. That bumper sticker screams, ‘JEANETTE!” I’m sorry you’re sick darlin’. Sounds like you had a little of my Vegas Diet.

    And congrats on your raise! You know you deserve it! Whoo Hoo!

    Jeanette replies:
    Heh… at least I was home when I got sick. I hate getting sick when traveling. *shudder*
    Thanks, I’m really tickled about the raise. Can’t wait to get the retroactive part of it! πŸ™‚

  7. Oh Jeanette…I am feeling so sorry for you.
    I hope that if it IS the flu, that it is only a 24 hour bug.
    What a brick you are..being so sick and yet finishing that house work. You are one good kid!!…Love Terry

    Jeanette replies:
    Don’t you see, I had to do those chores. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to be sick in peace!
    I’m feeling much better today, so I think it was just a 24 hour thing. Yucky flu bug.

  8. angi

    YOu SOOOO need that bumper sticker!!!!

    Jeanette replies:
    It’s a good one, huh?

  9. Get well soon! I hope it’s what My Sweetie had. It was awful but was very short-lived.

    Jeanette replies:
    Seems to be the short lived one. Hopefully I’m immune to it now because everyone else at work is getting sick.

  10. Damn, hope you recover quick. That’s a nasty bug you got.

    Now go get some rest. Don’t make me come out there and spank you.

    Jeanette replies:
    Thankfully, it was a fast bug.
    Oh, and I spank back. πŸ˜›

  11. boo

    I hate vomiting. It hurts my stomach so bad. Hope you continue to feel better. I

    I needed that bumper sticker this morning. I didn’t get caught speeding but I was mere seconds away from getting caught pooping. Thank God there is a bathroom right inside the main entrance at work.:mrgreen:

    Jeanette replies:
    πŸ˜† I, too, am thankful you had a bathroom right inside the door at work. It would have been scary-funny to see that post on your blog! 😯

  12. “…was expeditiously exiting…” 😯 that doesn’t sound like a good time at all!!! Hope ya feel better and Tony is spared!

    So … if I see this bumper sticker, will your car be attached??? πŸ˜‰

    Jeanette replies:
    You know, I’d been feeling extremely nauseated for nearly 3 hours at that point and while it wasn’t a good time, it was an answer to prayer. Sort of, to finally get it OUT!

    Heh. “Zoom Zoom” is the only sticker on my car, and it’s on the rollbar. πŸ˜‰