So, I’ve been sick. Like, REALLY sick. I think it’s the flu (or whatever that sickness is you get in the winter with the crazy amount of vomiting – I know that people call it the flu, but most of the time it’s not).
I can’t remember the last time I was this sick. It came out of NOWHERE and hit me like a ton of bricks. I came home from my skiing trip on Sunday and didn’t go to work or leave the house practically all week. On Tuesday I went out for coffee with my best friend, and on Wednesday I went to another friend’s house for gossip, chips, and salsa. But neither of them were sick, or had recently been sick, or are sick now. I know you can get sick from so much stuff, but it seems to me like I usually get sick and I can attribute it to working in retail or taking the bus. But I barely came in to contact with anyone this time!!
Wednesday night I came home, watched some tv, and went to bed. I tossed and turned all night with some stomach pains, but it just seemed like bloating/cramping/the result of eating an entire bag of chips and salsa. Thursday, I woke up at 7 am and started throwing up. Now, I don’t want to get too graphic here, but I WAS THROWING UP A LOT. I can’t remember another time in my life when was so sick. I actually asked my boyfriend if I should go to the doctor because I literally have never been so violently ill. I spent the entire day going from the bathroom, to the floor outside the bathroom to sleep, back to my bed, back to the bathroom, back to the floor outside the bathroom. It was a nightmare! I cried so much, because I really HATE more than anything throwing up. It’s awful, I feel like it’s the worst thing that can happen to you!!
By Thursday night, all the barfing stopped (this is a really gross post, I know and I’m sorry), but I was exhausted and sore. Super sore throat, achey body, plugged ears. Ugh, the worst. I woke up today, feeling slightly better and actually hungry (I ate nothing at all yesterday), so I had some soup and toast. After eating what I could I slept for another 4 hours. I still feel like colossal crap, but I think I’m out of the woods now.
I had to call in sick yesterday and today. I have NEVER called in sick two days in a row in my LIFE! I actually even tried to get my shift covered for tomorrow because I’m still so achey and weak and tired, but with such short notice nobody could take it, so I guess I will have to tough it out.
This is probably the sickest I’ve ever been in my adult life. I 100% understand now why they say old people and babies are at great risk of death if they catch the flu. This shit is SERIOUS. I’ve been sick with the flu many times in my life, but NEVER had an experience like this one. I feel like I’ve been beaten, or trodden on by an elephant. Really had the shit kicked out of me these past two days.
And to think, I almost made it through the whole winter without getting sick. Darn it.
Wash your hands and take your vitamin C, people!