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Holy cow, have I just had the worst stomach flu of my entire life. For about 24 hours I mostly lay (or sat, or knelt) very, very, very still, engulfed in uncontrollable chills, every muscle aching from my skin inward to my spine, just . . . waiting. And then . . . YIKES~! About every half-hour until there was nothing more to give, and then it just kept going. And going. And going. I am like the Energizer Bunny of dry heaving. Luckily, I haven't broken too many blood vessels in my head. I had to crawl from the bed to the bathroom, and when I couldn't crawl, I just hung my head off the bed. Mostly I had to crawl because I was having two emergencies simultaneously, if you know what I mean. :eek:

The main lesson I have learned is that the human body is a disgusting thing, and there is a very good reason why our insides are on the inside--so we don't have to look at or smell them. The other lesson is that sometimes when you're sick, cheddar cheese smells just like a dead raccoon.

Meanwhile poor SU was in her leg brace downstairs, unable to help. She did manage to call our friend to come and pick up Theo, and then her sister--the true hero of this story--drove over from San Francisco bearing ginger ale and various medications (none of which were absorbed before they were expelled, unfortunately).

So tonight I was feeling well enough to pick up some take-out for SU (I'm eating broth and saltines). Her craving? PAD THAI. I had to drive the whole way home with all the windows open. Am I a good boyfriend, or what?
 

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How colorful. Are you sure it isn't food poisoning? The husband and I spent most of last weekend in similar circumstances due to some questionable chinese food. It was ugly. The dogs got walked based on who had most recently expelled something.

But isn't it interesting how quickly you can go from an intelligent, reasoning human being to somebody whose entire focus is the most basic of functions? Ok, I found it interesting and not really until the next day.

My doctor, by the way, advised pedialyte to avoid dehydration. I felt like it really helped.

Feel better, and yes you certainly are a way better than average boyfriend.
 

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Thanks. It might be food poisoning, but SU ate all the same stuff and didn't get sick. If it is food poisoning, then it's the fault of our farm box, which is a really bummer.

I can't believe you were able to walk the dogs. I couldn't walk at all--I was too dizzy and disoriented. I was worried about needing to go to the hospital for rehydration because nothing was getting absorbed (I'd put in an ounce of water, and it would come out one way or another ten minutes later), so I put a pinch of salt in a glass of dilute ginger ale and took one sip every hour, on the hour, and once the worst of it was over, I started to feel better. But I was dizzy until this afternoon.

But isn't it interesting how quickly you can go from an intelligent, reasoning human being to somebody whose entire focus is the most basic of functions? Ok, I found it interesting and not really until the next day.
No kidding. Actually, in true Irish Catholic fashion, I was thinking about how I was being a whiny baby and really should be grateful for indoor plumbing. For some reason I kept thinking about soldiers in Vietnam with dengue fever, and dump squatters in India. That did not actually make me feel better, however.
 

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Glad you are feeling better. I can just feel your pain. When you are not sure what hurts worse your stomach or tussie from going so often.

May I suggest if your bathroom is big enough getting a raised twin air mattress to keep on hand. My BR went and got me one. We had to clear out the hamper and such to make room but I was able to camp out in the bathroom and avoid any chance of missing the bucket and getting the rug.
 

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Oh man, don't you hate that! It has happened to me twice and both times I wound up in the ER. (Mostly because I passed out on the bathroom floor after I hit the dry heave part of the course.)
Your stomach is going to clench up at the smell of food for days after. Just a little warning. Stock up on broth and crackers!
 

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What I'll say is - "glad you're feeling better", but what I'm thinking is "EWWWWWW - HOPE I DON'T GET THAT!"
 

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That is the worst! Happened to DH a few months back, but sounds like you had it worse. There was definitely a stomach bug traveling around our city for a few weeks though, so many people I know got it in a short time frame. Sorry you had to go through that...

Now, did you happen to weigh yourself? I'd be too curious to resist, lol, its just interesting to know what you weigh "on empty".
 

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Oh man, I'm so glad you are feeling better! I've had that once, years ago, and would not wish it on my worst enemy.
 

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Gastric distress - oy!
Copious leaks from both ends
Wanting just to die
 

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You know.. i've often wondered if i woke up that sick how in the hell i'd take care of the dogs .. i suppose i could call my parents, but if they weren't available, i don't know who else i would trust not to lose them..

Well, any man who'll bring his woman pad tai hours after dry heaving in the bathroom is a keeper!
 

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Oh man, poor you! Glad to hear you're feeling a little better now. :)
 

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The other lesson is that sometimes when you're sick, cheddar cheese smells just like a dead raccoon.
Oooooh. I learned this when my oldest puked cheese onto the back of my head when I was sleeping. Did you know you can go from dead asleep to running while stripping in less than two seconds? It's a little known fact I thought I'd share.

Hope you're feeling better.
 

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Oh boy, can I relate. I was violently sick last week ... have you even noticed how you can't breathe at the same time as throwing up? Scary!

Funny how being sick or in pain totally changes one's perspective & focus. Whenever I have a major toothache or something like that, I really sympathize with people who have chronic pain.

Hope you're all better, and are now imune to whatever it was you had! :)
 

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just had it myself over the past 4 days. DH had to get dinner and bring it home because i could not be far away from the bathroom. took the girls for a walk inbetween breaks but could only do one lap at a time. ruined DH's bathroom garbage can but the other bowl was being used. i just threw it away. there was no way i was cleaning it out.

glad you're feeling better. i hope i never get this again.
 

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Now, did you happen to weigh yourself? I'd be too curious to resist, lol, its just interesting to know what you weigh "on empty".
That is so funny--it's the first thing I thought to do before I tried eating solid food. But we don't have a scale.

Oooooh. I learned this when my oldest puked cheese onto the back of my head when I was sleeping. Did you know you can go from dead asleep to running while stripping in less than two seconds? It's a little known fact I thought I'd share.
I'm sorry for this, but BWAHAHAHAHAHA
 
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