February 27, 2013

Limping towards March

Usually when I come home from a weekend trip, I'm eager to post photographs and tell stories. But this week has been a bit crazy. I think I have the plague.

I came home to a couple of busy days on campus, filled with meetings and classes, and the first time I was able to sit down with my computer was last night. That's when I noticed that my head was throbbing, my back ached, and I just couldn't shake the overwhelming nausea. I spent the night vomiting.

By this morning, I was so dehydrated that I was fantasizing about ginger ale. My husband went out obligingly when the corner gas station opened at 6 am and brought home ginger ale, crackers, and gatorade. The gatorade seemed like a good idea — all those electrolytes and whatnot -- but all it really accomplished was to turn my vomit bright purple.

I've been limping along today, trying answer emails and grade student portfolios, but mostly, I want to just throw myself off a cliff. Perhaps I bragged too soon about how February was almost over. These last couple days have been excruciating.

15 comments:

Zhoen said...

There are several bad viruses running around this year, and the flu shot was particularly off the mark. Take care.

Psycgirl said...

Feel better soon!

Anjali said...

So sorry. I hope you feel better soon.

kathy a. said...

he got purple gatorade??

just stick with sipping more normal things, eating a little bland stuff when you are up to it. also, everybody has to do things for you when you are this sick. it's a rule.

Melissa Sarno said...

How awful! Feel better, sending healing thoughts your way.

L said...

OH NO!!! I'm so so sorry! :(

I hope you'll feel better soon. I always think of you in February, but I think that ever since you started blogging this month has been "less bad" every year, hasn't it?

I'm sorry that this month had to end so "catastrophically" for you, though.

Tie-Dye Brother-in-law said...

I definitely need to keep some purple Gatorade around for the next time someone's sick! :-)

Hope you feel better soon.

jo(e) said...

Kathy A: To be fair, purple gatorade is the only flavor I drink.

L.: Yeah, I think that's about right. February gets better each year.

Thanks all for the healing thoughts. I'm starting to feel better today. I even ate a cracker!

liz said...

(((Jo(e)))). Sending calm tummy thoughts to you.

Annette said...

And today how do you feel?? I hope good!!

jo(e) said...

Today, I'm getting back to normal. I might even take a shower. (And it's March! Hurray!)

kathy a. said...

time heals, usually. glad it's working!

tie-dye -- i don't know you, but if you can get enthusiastic about the color of barf, bless your heart.

Annette said...

I am glad you are better, I was hoping it wasn't worse! I am with you in the March cheer!

Anonymous said...

Is there some kind of karmic punishment for flying? I just returned from CA and was struck with the same bug you have. (and promptly passed it along to my husband) If there's good news, it is that food will be wonderful once you can finally enjoy it again.

jo(e) said...

Anon: Yeah, it does feel sometimes like I end up really paying for the lovely vacations I take.