sick, Sick, SICK!
I can't brag about not getting sick anymore. I have been sick for the past 48 hours. Wednesday morning I thought I was suffering from fatigue or detox brought on by all the exercise I got hiking in the park. Wednesday afternoon it hit me like a ton of bricks. I scratched my plan for dinner. Made juice with apple, fennel, and ginger root. Then went to bed. Except for frequent trips to the bathroom I didn't get up again for 48 hours.
Thurday (yesterday) I called the doctor to ask whether she thought it was food poisoning. Her guess was flu. In either case, treatment would be the same. She said not to eat. If I have to eat, only have a banana. If there is any bleeding go to the emergency room, otherwise call her on Monday.
Today I'm starting to feel like there is hope for recovery. The headache, muscule pain, fever, and dizziness have diminished. I've been out of bed for a couple hours, but won't be for much longer. My stomach and abdomen are still tender and painful, and I am extremely fatigued. When I'm done here I will take my hot water bottle and go back to bed.
Not eating is not a problem. Still have no desire to eat. Yesterday I had a cup of juice, apple, celery, a tiny slice of lemon, blended with aloe vera and the contents of 2 probiotic capsules. Today I had the same, but with peach instead of celery.
It used to drive me crazy when my husband would be sick and he would lay in bed moaning. Now I now how that feels.
Speaking of my husband, he found out this morning he is going to be in Omaha until July 5. Another week! I was hoping in his absence that I could go on a juice or smoothie fast after I got over my initial desire for comfort foods. Guess I got my wish.