Monday, January 22, 2018

Food Poisoning

My daughter and I decided to eat out on Saturday evening, as we usually do following the service at Grace Community Church.  We went to one of our favorite restaurants and had a good meal, then we went home, eventually turning in for the night.

At around 4am, I woke up feeling sick.  I didn't realize just how bad until I went into the bathroom and threw up.  After that, I think I threw up about every half hour for the next six hours.  I was really sick.  I concluded that I likely had food poisoning.

I felt no better as the day went along, and stayed in bed pretty much all day.  The nausea never let up.  But at least I wasn't throwing up anymore.  But I never had an appetite and didn't eat or drink anything.  I didn't feel up do it.  I drifted in and out of sleep all day.

My daughter played nurse for me, and by 4pm or so, I had a craving for ice water.  My daughter brought me a full cup and it was the best tasting water I have ever had.  I finished the entire cup over the next 20 minutes.

Two hours later, I was desperately trying to quell a wave of nausea, by I was sweating profusely and knew I wouldn't be able to hold back.  I went into the bathroom and began another spell of vomiting.  It continued about every few hours until 10:30pm or so.  I finally fell asleep, but I tossed and turned all night.  I actually thought about going to the emergency room, because I was feeling so terrible.

I awoke at around 7am this morning.  I had already made arrangements with work to be off today, which was much needed.

While I didn't have anymore vomiting spells, I continued to be nauseous all day.  I took a quick trip to the store to get some Pepto and saltines, as well as a case of ginger ale.  I still hadn't eaten anything since Saturday night, but I knew I needed to stay hydrated, and I figured I might benefit from having something on my stomach.

It's now 8:30pm and I have an important meeting at work tomorrow.  I'm still not feeling well at all.  I'm hoping that I can get some rest this evening, and maybe I will be well enough to get back to work.  If you're a praying person, I would appreciate your prayers.  The past 40 hours have been miserable, and I just want to feel better.  Thanks.

Have a great evening, everyone.

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