Monday, November 17, 2008

Be Careful What You Wish For

And I quote, "Gosh, Michele, why didn't I get your strain of this stomach bug [where you have no desire to eat for three days because of fatigue and intestinal issues] - I just got a few cramps and that was it". Of course, this was said (yesterday), because Michele was really not eating and had lost (even more) weight.

So, what do you know, but when I wake up, I'm thinking, "Hmm, things aren't quite feeling right". Still I made my oatmeal and Russian tea, but halfway through I'm wondering if I'm going to make it through the workout I'd planned to do before heading over to Nancy's for a ladies' day. Within ten minutes, the workout was definitely off the schedule, and my plan for Nancy's was reduced to just watching the DVD we'd planned to watch together for an hour. Within a half hour, I was wondering how I was going to muster the ability to drive the kids to the school less than a mile away.

It's been a rather pathetic day. Fortunately no throwing up, but plenty of action on the other end (sorry, TMI!). Curled up on my side with a heating pad, I feel semi-human, but any time I'm needed to get up, man, am I wiped out. I'm so thankful that John resolved some of my I-tunes issues so I was able to watch from my computer many of the episodes of shows I've previously recorded. Just wearing my glasses to watch the tv across the room was too uncomfortable.

I'm feeling a touch better, and giving sugar-free jello a try. Hope that's not too big of a mistake. This isn't the first time I've regretted wishing for something I shouldn't have, but perhaps one of the more stupid times!


Anonymous said...

so sorry! Hang in there.

Family O'Foxes said...

I'm sorry!
Doesn't sound like a fun couple of weeks at your house.
Atleast you got it out of the way before the holidays.

Anonymous said...

Happy weight loss ~ ??

StephieAnne said...

Yes, that is the only silver lining - let me tell ya! The jello was a big mistake - led to throwing up. Before going to bed, I swallowed my birth control pill, two Benadryl (to keep me wanting to sleep all night) and two Immodium. It was a close call, but I ended up falling asleep with that stuff safely inside me, which led to a GREAT night's sleep - Praise God.

I'm very tired today, my stomach is very unsettled, I've probably lost 6 pounds (yippee - haven't been at this number since before Hawaii!) - but, I'm sitting up and giving pretzels and apple cider a try. Hopefully, I'm on the mend. Thanks for everyone's concern~

Growin' with it! said...

you poor thing. 6 lbs gotta be kidding me? i've gained weight this past month when i had the flu. too much layin around and the fat cells just spread out like butter.

aww, hope you are feeling better today my sweet friend!