Sick of being sick

I woke up yesterday with a stomach bug from who knows where. I ate the same thing as everyone else (my mom & Ron) and they’re both fine. And while the worst punishment has passed, I’m still totally weak and exhausted and can’t really eat, and my gut sounds like a haunted house. The last time I was this gut-sick was in 2nd grade, when they finally had to plop me in the tub and spray me down because they didn’t know which end to aim at the toilet. And while I have a bit more will over my body as an adult, if I had a plumbed bathtub, I’d've been collapsed there last night. I don’t know if that would have been any more comfortable than the bathroom floor, but it would have seemed a little nicer.

I keep thinking I’m on the mend, but the most mundane tasks exhaust me in a matter of minutes. I’m totally behind in my work, and I can only do anything that takes focus for half an hour before I’m spent and have to go lay down. So, not enough time to accomplish anything productive, but just enough time to to get all wound up about it. Luckily, I feel too shitty to spend my usual hours in front of my computer looking up all my symptoms.

I sure hope I’m better tomorrow. I have a lot of catching up to do before the fiber retreat, and I really can’t swing another sick day and I definitely don’t want to miss the retreat, but I ain’t going feeling like this.

On the bright side, I did shed a few pounds. So there’s that.

  • JelliDonut says:

    I have spent the last two years getting every bug that goes around. Twice. I know how you feel. I think I finally have a doctor who knows what she’s doing, so I’m hopeful. I hope you get better soon.

  • kristin says:

    Oh, you poor thing! That bug is the worst. (And I hate that it’s called the Norovirus, because Mr. Noro would never send anything that hideous out into the world.) I had it last year and the only thing you can do is rest. I tried to go to work when I thought I was better, and ended up even sicker than before. Blurg. Feel better soon!

  • Maike says:

    I hope you feel better soon!! As a child I had that thing whenever it went around. Awful and disgusting. I think I only had it once as an adult (and I’d like to keep it that way!) and like you, I tried to see the good thing about it: dropping a few pounds =) Hang in there, it will pass! (Also a good mantra for when suffering from a hangover *g* )

  • Cathy says:

    Oh, Nikol, it’s horrible to be that sick!! I hope you feel better soon — take care of yourself!

  • Denise W. says:

    Get well soon….it is a big bummer to be ill when you have critters to care for! Keep the faith this too shall pass.

  • Dawn says:

    You poor thing! I hope you feel better soon, this thing seems to be doing the rounds even over here in the UK, I had to comment as your bright side is the same as mine.

  • cory says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that you were sick! Maybe it hasn’t been my imagination after all…seems like there’s been so much crud out there this year. Glad to see that you’re on the mend, and back to your bustling little self!

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