Sunday, January 17, 2016

Getting Hit On All Sides

While my back/neck issues continue to keep me company, albeit to a lesser degree, I got his with some sort of stomach bug, either food poisoning or stomach flu that put me out of commission for two days. For about 36 hours literally all I ate was a piece of toast and a banana, and even that came back to haunt me. I can deal with a little stomach unrest, but I felt horrible as well and lay in bed for the entire time, getting up only to use the bathroom. It started Wed evening at work, I was at the Inn and worked until around 9:30 and told my co-workers that I was feeling awful and had to go home. I think they sensed that something was wrong because I didn't eat a bite throughout the evening, and I was on for about 6-7 hours. All I did was drink seltzer water trying to calm my stomach. They even asked me why I wasn't eating, especially when there's all this free food.

The walk to the car was brutal because not only did I feel awful, but I had a chill, and it was freezing outside. Then I had to sit down in an even colder car and wait for it warm up, which under these weather conditions takes 20 minutes. I'd driven about 3-4 miles before warm air finally started coming out the vents. Talk about a rough ride. When I got home I ran straight for the bed and slept on and off for the next day and a half. After about 48 hours I was starting to drink more fluids but solid food was still not on the agenda.

Now I'm feeling better but am still not 100%. I'm eating solid food but my appetite is not nearly as raging as what I'm used to. Maybe this isn't a bad thing because I must have lost weight, and I do have issues with snacking and eating at odd hours. Then again, there's got to be a better way to lose weight.

The biggest bummer of being this way is that I am completely useless in terms of getting life necessities accomplished, not that I was ever competent at it, but at least I could stand up and fake it. While I was sick all I did was lay in bed and feel sorry for myself. I didn't even feel up for writing, much less cooking, cleaning or making a living. However, I did get a lot of sleep, which was amazing, and despite my feelings of uselessness, it was a refreshing break to do literally nothing when my life is all about going non-stop. Also, my misery took my mind off my aching back/neck, which I think may be getting better.

How's that for looking on the bright side of things? Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Okay Yaramanoglu for the pic.

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