Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ok, I know I keep disappearing...

...but I swear, I have good reason.

I've been sick.

Sick 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 am I gonna gross you out are you gonna thank me for the info?!)  That could be part of the reason I've had a migraine since Tuesday night.  Or not.  Who knows.

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!

16 comments:

Pissed Off said...

Feel better. I was hoping it was wild, uncontrollable sex keeping you away.

Funny in My Mind said...

Throwing up whilst peeing your pants. Totally funny and not at the same time.
Sorry you are sickly but you are still funny as shit.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Dr Dysfunctional has diagnosed you with strep throat. Damn woman! Stop trying to be tough!!
Hope you're better now xoxoxo ok wait, I take back the kisses but gentle hugs from a slight distance are coming your way =))))

M said...

Oh My! May you be feeling better soon! And you can't even blame kids for this one! Warm tea...makes the hunger go away if you can keep liquids down.

XXOO!

Clippy Mat said...

Wow THAT is sick. You poor thing. Had to laugh at the graphic images - they all just add to the glorious mix! Isn`t it great tho` that there WAS an upside to all of that pain and suffering? Every cloud etc....
Hope you feel better now tho`. big hugs.
x

Susan said...

I'm with Dr. Dysfunctional. Sounds like strep throat. How about egg drop soup? That way you get the comforting warmth of the soup, protein and plenty of salt. Feel better soon!

Sonya Ann said...

You poor baby! I wonder if you had/have strep. Ok and now I see that all of the other doctors here have already said that.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I'm so sorry you are feeling so crappy. But really, I wish I had not read some of those details there. ON the upside, I could stand to lose 14 lbs. Send the germs my way. Kidding....this is not a good way to lose weight.
Take care friend!
XOXO

Jen said...

OH.My.God.
Please see a doctor!

karen gerstenberger said...

I'm awfully sorry that you've been so sick! Those Z-packs are fabulous - and you know to take all of it, I'm sure. I hope the migraine is GONE now. You really had a no-good, very-bad week. Let's hope this is the start of a GOOD one!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Oh dear! The Girl went down with a fever this weekend, but that was it and she was better yesterday.

Poor you, although yay for the weight loss (silver lining). Feel better!

Sonya Ann said...

I hope that you are doing better!

C said...

awww my lil chichi, i am so sorry you have been so sick! that is a long time to have a fever that high... you still know the alphabet song though, right? sounds like everyone took good care of you. if i lived in your 'hood i'd make you my magic chickie noodle soup and hoemade rolls... xoxoxo but dont breathe on me, sistah.... some peeps will go to any length to lose weight, geeeesh.

love ya

greg said...

So many people are sick right now, it must be going around like crazy. I really hope you're feeling better!

Melanie said...

Girl, you are sick! I'm sorry you peed your pants and had your period, but at least you got it all out at the same end! Hope you're feeling better. I have a lot to read to catch up with your crazy butt.

And I never got my next installment. Who is Magnum?

Vodka Mom said...

OMG!! Where have I been? I hope you kicked this.....but damn- go big or go home, I guess!!




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