I've been sick.
As in 5+ days of fever (over 104 for nearly 2 of those days).
As in throat so swollen (and painful!!) it was difficult to breath.
As in I haven't eaten since last Tuesday.
I tried a shake around Day 2, but it made me WAY too phlemmy. Day 3 I tried about 1/4 cup of broth, and then violently threw up (and managed to pee my pants in the process. You're welcome.) I was so desperate (and HUNGRY) by Day 4, I actually tried eating a container of baby food I bought for Monkey. It was too gritty (pureed mango), so I gave up. Day 5, Magnum begged for me to pick something for him to get me, so I asked for popsicles. Tolerable, but not enough to make me not hungry. Magnum forced me to eat a scrambled egg this morning. It was hard to get down my swollen gullet, and I needed LOTS of water to chase eat bite, but I did it like a big girl. A couple hours ago, Stud made a trip to the store for me to get some rice pudding (and chocolate/vanilla pudding and jello). I only had a couple spoonfuls, because I wanted to make sure it wasn't going to come back up. So far, so good. Although, my tummy is making some ugly noises, and I'm a little afraid it'll be coming out the other end in an ugly way soon. (again, you're welcome) Oh, and did I mention that somewhere in the middle of all this, I got my period. (how many times
But, on the upside, I've lost 14 pounds since Tuesday, so there ya go.
Magnum put in a call to a doctor friend a few days ago and got me a Z-pack, which has been a miracle. Before that, I was taking his prescription-strength ibuprofen, but it wasn't doing much, obviously. I should not have had a fever for FIVE days, nor should it have been over 104 for so long. My brain is damaged enough, people! Plus, like I said, a 5+ day migraine is never cool. I have 2 days left of the Z-pack, and then I think I'll be back to my old self.
In the meantime, try not to do too much without me. It's taken me hours to catch up with everyone today. It's a good thing I'm literally too weak to get out of bed right now, or I'd close this netbook, and go do something. You know, like dishes or laundry. On second thought, feel free to post away!