Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekend Plans Ruined - I'm Sick!!!!

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!


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  2. Oh no, that really sounds BAD! I'm glad you're feeling better! Actually, you should take at least 2 sick days, because with the GI bug you are contageous 48 hours after the last time you had a symtom (the vomiting bug phobic speaking, we had a bad epidemia at work this year and I'm still not completely recovered after the scare, although I didn't even get it!)

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