I had such "big" plans for this weekend. Then I got sick. On Friday at work I felt fine but I noticed a little tickle in my throat which was causing my voice to sound weird. By Friday night I was losing my voice (but luckily go to skype with Peyton and Ella prior to totally losing it). I started feeling nauseous and didn't feel like eating dinner. I had a popsicle. I did my MS shot which I do every Friday night. I was exhausted so decided to call it a night around 9 PM. I woke up at midnight and knew I was sick. I felt like I was going to throw up, had chills, could tell I had been sweating, and felt achy all over. I did get sick a few times and usually that makes you feel better right? Well not this girl. My stomach was still so nauseous and I had the worst abdominal pains. On top of that I had no voice at all (yes I talked to myself to see) and was all congested and junky. I attempted to go back to bed but felt terrible and couldn't sleep. I was shivering, having pains, and just couldn't seem to get comfortable. I knew I was getting dehydrated b/c I kept feeling like I had to pee then would try and nothing would come out. Oh and I knew I was sick when I saw on the toilet seat and it was freezing when it touched my skin and hurt b/c I was so achy! So the rest of the night continued to be the same.
The next morning I attempted to get up out of bed and felt dizzy and weak. Back to bed. Emailed my mom (who is in FL visiting my grandmother) and filled her in. A little while later my dad called me very worried. Funny thing is that he can't heard that well and I had no voice. So I'm whispering to him on the phone and he finally said, "just email me!" I emailed him a few things I needed (saltines, ginger ale, tissues) and he was on his way to my apartment (which is a little less than an hour away). By the time he got here the decision had been made that I should go to the ER. Didn't really want to go ($150 copay thank you very much) but I knew I should b/c I was very dehydrated. The hospital I go to for my MS (and everything else) is 2 minutes from my house. I had never been to the ER there which is brand new so I was getting to see it first hand. Haha. We were there from 3 to 8 PM. I got 2 IVs (first one was giving me trouble per usual) and 2 big bags of fluid. I got 2 shots of Zofran which helped a lot. The doctor told me I am the lucky girl who got 2 viruses on top of each other. One that causes the cold/voice lost and a 2nd that caused the GI bug. Good times!
I slept 12 hours last night and have already taken a 2 hour nap today. I feel much better today but I'm exhausted. I ate some saltines and drank some ginger ale and feel ok. I plan to stay in bed all day and night! Thankfully the Oscars are on tonight to entertain me. I had big plans to write an Oscar post today w/ my opinions since I've seen many of the movies. We'll see if I can muster up the energy. I even had to cancel a massage appointment for today. Bummer!
Guess I'll have to take a sick day tomorrow which I hate to do since I have so little earned time right now. Oh well such is life.
Oh and I was joking with some Twitter friends that there must be a "Twitter virus" b/c so many of us are sick. Who knew you could pass it through tweets!!!
Ok that is about all the energy I have right now. Back to resting. Thanks for all the sweet emails and messages my friends!