It’s the gift that keeps on giving

Michael did NOT have food poisoning. I know because I am now sick as a dog.

He was really sick and took two days to get better. He threw up all night and then actually slept all day the next day — he never sleeps during the day — and then missed work the next day — he NEVER does that. He said he hurt all over and I was giving him Ibuprofen and Seven-Up and stuff. On the second day, which is to say last night, he was getting better and he’s going back to work today.

Then, last night around ten, I was sitting on the couch reading when I had a sudden thought, got up, walked to the bathroom and vomited. I hoped it was unrelated to Michael’s sickness — I sometimes vomit due to my hypoglycemia, and my diet’s been off lately — but when it happened three or four more times during the night I was stripped of any illusions. I finally quit vomiting in the early morning hours, but by then I hurt all over and felt incredibly weak. I went to bed but I felt so terrible — everything hurts right now, especially my lower back — that I couldn’t sleep and kept waking Michael up with my whimpering. I was afraid to take anything cause I could get sick again, but Michael made me take Ibuprofen and Seven-Up and I’m waiting for it to work. I’m really only online right now just to distract myself from the pain. I had forgotten a fever could hurt this bad.

AND today is my second day of classes — that is, the first real day — at the university. Really not a good day to miss. But I am in no condition to make the two-hour drive to the university campus, and I don’t want to inflict what seems to be a highly contagious illness on others. My professors will just have to accept my excuses.

I think I’m going to do some stupid online quizzes or something.

6 thoughts on “It’s the gift that keeps on giving

  1. Princess Shantae September 28, 2010 / 12:44 pm

    Hope you get feeling better soon. Stomach flu feels worse than regular flu b/c throwing up takes so much out of you. Oop! Bad joke!
    Btw, I keep forgetting to tell you, I looked at sporcle after you told us all about the countries of the world game, and I’m kinda addicated to it now. Thanks a lot.

  2. Kat September 28, 2010 / 1:04 pm

    I hope you feel better soon. It does suck with the flu. Been there, for sure. Thanks for the new quiz!

  3. Wendy September 28, 2010 / 4:42 pm

    Boooo! Tummy troubles are the WORST! And those kind of fevers are the kind that make you wish you were dead. Poor Michael and Meaghan! Hope you feel better ASAP!!!

    • Meaghan September 28, 2010 / 4:44 pm

      Actually, I do feel better now. The Ibuprofen worked. Too late to go to class though. 😦 I appreciate your well wishes.

  4. amy September 28, 2010 / 9:20 pm

    Feel better kiddo- my son has it too. It’s a terrible stomach virus and we were up all night last night with his vomitting. At least it’s stopped now. Just rest- fluids and try to sleep as much as humanly possible- I know you are an insomniac, but if you can’t sleep, at least rest your body.

    I’d send you some Jewish mama penicillin if it shipped better!

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