F-L-U is a 4 Letter Word

Ok so not really but it sure should be!  My wonderful holiday weekend was totally ruined by the FLU.  No, not H1N1.  I got the good old fashioned gastrointestinal flu. 

It hit about an hour after I got home on Friday [thank goodness it waited until I got home!] and from then on it was pretty much the couch or bathroom for me all weekend!  On Saturday I wasn’t throwing up anymore but my tummy still felt gross so I still couldn’t eat.  Friday and Saturday I hurt absolutely everywhere and found it hard to sleep more than a couple hours at a time.  I finally tried a piece of toast Sunday morning after not eating since lunch on Friday and it stayed down and in so I was deemed “well” by mom and allowed to go to the family “Happy ThanksMas” [so named because we were technically celebrating Christmas but it was the day after Halloween and we had to fit Thanksgiving in there somewhere].  So I attended the festivities and ate more than my tummy thought appropriate and felt not so hot by the time we left.  When I got home I went straight to bed again. [yup, that’s my exciting weekend for ya!]

I must say that I fared far better than my aunt and friend Christy who DO have H1N1 – both have come down with pneumonia as a result of that particularly nasty bug!  I’m praying that they both get better soon! 

Upside of this weekend, on Friday morning I was down 6lbs from my stupid hypo/cancer weight gain… now I'm down a total of 12lbs!  I’m sure that will come back on as soon as I can get rehydrated but I will enjoy it while it lasts! ;o)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, sweetie. I had the stomach flu two Decembers in a row...during exam week!!! The first year, I thought I was just reacting to an antibiotic I was taking so I didn't stop eating...then I couldn't keep a popsicle down and ended up in the ER for fluids.

    I can't imagine going through that on top of what your poor body is already dealing with. I'm still praying for you!!! Love and hugs.


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