Friday, August 13, 2010

Here's my beef...

I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again...I am the medical anomaly in my family. Remember 2007? No...well read here and here oh and here. Go ahead, I'll wait....'s fun being me, isn't it. Since my surgery I have been fairly healthy. No random trips to the ER or unexpected hospitalizations. No more monthly trips to the labs to get my blood drawn. Then almost two years ago I moved in with Lisa and suddenly I start getting sick like every couple of months. I got strep. I hadn't had strep since I got my tonsils out when I was 8. And yes, strep is every bit as horrible as you remember it. I also got the flu. Again, haven't had the flu since I was a kid.

More recently, I almost didn't go to the Shakespeare Festival because I had a strep-like sore throat but two days later it was gone. This morning I woke up feeling a little bleh but got up and went about my business and was at work on time - 6am, to be precise. As I got started with my day I became increasingly nauseous. All of which culminated in my loosing my proverbial cookies around 8. Obviously, I went home and promptly went back to bed.

I woke up several hours later to discover the reason why I had lost my breakfast. The.worst.cramps.ever. Yes, they were so bad I actually upchucked. On the bright side, I know exactly how long it takes for Midol to kick in...25 minutes. I know because that's how long I laid in bed in the fetal position curled around my heating pad.



heidikins said...

Welcome to my world. It's a hell of a place to be and one that I wish with the fury of ten-thousand suns that you or I didn't have to occupy.

Do you need anything?


Annie Get Your Camera said...

I would be a little concerned about cramps that make you throw up. Do you have a good lady doctor? I would get that checked out, especially with your other issues.

Anonymous said...

"I moved in with Lisa".....and everything went to pot. Yep, I admit it, I am the one making you sick. You see, I used to get sick ALL. THE. TIME. And since you moved in, it rarely happens...very sorry.

Wendy said...

Yuck. I'm sorry.