Zero to Sick-stee

After dinner and a few pills I felt a little better last night and went to sleep. But, I woke up around midnight with ‘stomach issues’, nausea and aches all over. Then, I was super cold and asked Ben to get an extra blanket for me because I couldn’t get up. I felt like death.

It’s so weird to go to sleep feeling ‘okay’ and wake up feeling like you’re dying. I took some nightquill cap things and went back to sleep. This morning I don’t have a fever, but still have stomach issues and feel bad overall. I can’t get into the doctor today (already called) and have a big exciting adventure so I’m going to just try and power through.

After I woke up and took dayquill caps I slept for another 30 minutes then ate a piece of toast before taking a little walk around the block. The outside air made me feel a little better. I hate to admit that I’m really frustrated that I haven’t had a good run since October 9th. I want to get back to it, but travels and illness are getting in the way. Darn fever.

I had a yogurt just now and am hoping it will work magic on my tummy and I’ll feel better asap.IMG_1930 (800x533)

My fun adventure is the Dole Summit in Los Angeles! Dole is gathering a few bloggers for a really great 2 day event and I’ve been looking forward to it for weeks Smile Luckily, if I feel like I’m going to die I can just drive back home and don’t have to hassle with air travel this time.IMG_1933 (800x533)

Send me healthy vibes please! Also, since I’m a hypochondriac and all… anyone else think I have malaria? God help me.

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  1. says

    I always get sick when I get back from vacation, mostly because of the air travel and being exposed to germs that I’m not used to. Hopefully it’s just a 24 hour bug.

    For me, when I have tummy issues, I have to stay away from the yogurt. Something about the live cultures in it and the acid in my stomach make it feel worse. Even Greek yogurt.

  2. says

    Probably not malaria, since that usually takes a few weeks to show up. However, speaking as someone who’s had it before, if you notice a cycle of feeling COLD (like, uncontrollable shivering), followed immediately by a flash of extremely high fever, followed by feeling fine for a while once the fever breaks…. go see a doc :)

  3. Alison says

    so weird! My husband and I went to St. Lucia for our honeymoon in the beginning of October and I swear it took us an entire week after we got back home to feel normal again. We both had tummy issues, but nothing severe enough to warrant a trip to the doctor. Just felt so “off” if that makes any sense? I agree that travel, airports, stress of customs, different food and exercise patterns all probably contribute more than I thought!

  4. Jessica says

    Hope you feel better soon! I can totally relate to the not having a good run. Ran a 5k on October 1st in the freezing cold, felt great when I finished, a few days later I was down with bronchitis. Spent the entire month of October getting better, bleh. Finally had a good run yesterday, smiled the whole day because of it too. Sending good health vibes your way!

  5. Orl says

    I’m a total hypochondriac so I’d definitely be booking in to see the doctor too – it’s probably just a flu but since a high-profile celeb back home ended up in hospital with malaria last year, I’m more worried about it! Plus not everybody gets the long incubation period. From the article about Cheryl Cole ending up in hospital:

    Symptoms of malaria include sweats and chills, muscle pains, headaches, a high temperature, coughing and diarrhoea, all of which can be mistaken for signs of flu.

    He said: ‘The symptoms of malaria can be almost identical to those of common flu and can be non-specific, making it difficult for healthcare professionals to diagnose malaria early and accurately.

    ‘But if flu-like symptoms are coupled with history of travel to a malarious destination in the last 12 months, or sometimes even longer, it is essential that this infectious disease is ruled out.

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