I think most people agree that stomach bugs are the worst, especially if the getting sick part goes on for hours, but I found a new level of suckitude last night: violent vomiting when you can't bend and you still have steri-strips and surgical glue on your back incision.
Faith had been throwing up last week and I had assumed I had lucked out, but I guess I picked up the bug somewhere else instead. Pretty much everything I ate yesterday is going to be dead to me for a while, especially the Starbucks hot chocolate that I had in the afternoon. I'm not suggesting that the Starbucks drink was to blame, but giving it back has quenched my thirst for that beverage for a long time. I don't even want to go into a Starbucks and smell that Starbucks smell for at least a month.
My husband won the Marriage Gold Star Award last night by holding a bucket right up to my face since I couldn't bend. I would have thought I could have held my own bucket but I was not in any state to do that. It happened about every hour from 7:30pm until 3:30am when I broke down and took my kid's medicine. That's right, I stole my baby's Zofran from when she had to go to the ER for pneumonia and vomiting.
The Zofran worked and I was able to finally stop, but I still didn't feel like I could keep anything down, so I couldn't take any pain meds for my back, which felt like I had been swinging 50lb kettlebells around. I had forgotten how much throwing up sucks, but it may be the only real full body work out. Even my ears are sore this morning.
So today my wild plans are trying to avoid tossing my cookies again. Luckily the kids want to help me recover. They were pretty insistent that if we all watched Frozen, then I'd feel better.
|I never want to build a freaking snowman|
If this post made little to no sense at times (like more than usual) then I apologize. I had to take narcotics and a muscle relaxant this morning once I was able to keep down some applesauce. My back still really hurts, but I care a whole lot less about it.
Have you ever ruined a food for yourself by getting sick? I threw up raw carrots years ago and I still think about it every time I have one. Maybe I just have issues.
Have you ever had Zofran? If there is a petition floating around to make it available over the counter, I will promote the shit out of it.