Sunday, February 20, 2011

I Have the Flu

My 47 year old brain has a few cobwebs but I only remember being sick once since banding. It was a food poisoning and/or stomach flu episode fairly early on. It was not pretty but short lived and I survived.

Friday on my drive home from Graces Horse-back riding lesson I had a few sneezing fits On Saturday while Grace was at her knitting group (and David and I were snatching two blissful hours of adult only coffee and newspaper reading at Starbucks) I started feeling a few waves of fevery-ness.

After a stop off at Costco to pick up my new snazzy sunglasses and drop off a drug prescription I was ready to go home and lay down.

I took a nap on the couch and woke up with snot running down my face uncontrollably and a full on low grade fever. I slept for two hours and was still ready to go to bed by 10:30. I woke up this morning feeling bad enough to finally crack out drugs to make me feel better.

I have not been good at swallowing pills for more than a year. My lapband surgeon gave me a prescription for liquid naproxin sulphate (Alieve). It doesn't taste as bad as some of the others I have had to swallow or chew. I chased a dose of this with a crushed sudafed. My fever finally broke at 3ish and I have been feeling steadily better since.

I was very tight today and not hungry at all. David brought me home a coffee around 1:30 and I have tried to keep sipping water most of the day. I had a couple of slices of cheese for lunch at 3pm and a bite of beef short ribs David cooked for himself and this evening I had a few bites of a baked potato. I also had a it of David's home-made vanilla ice cream (I like my ice cream fruity or flavored so although it was OK it wasn't wonderful).

Obviously most of the eating happened after I started feeling better this evening. David and Grace were nice and gave me a break to spend the day on the sofa. I hope I feel better tomorrow...I don't have the time to sit around another day.



Lap Band Gal said...

Uh oh! Get well soon :)

Lonicera said...

Sounds horrible - hope you feel better soon!

Cassie said...

Nothing like the flu to just take you out. Take care, and get well soon :)

Justine said...

That's crappy; hope you feel better soon. Looking on the bright side, there could be a good scale outcome to not being able/not wanting to eat much...!

tessierose said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Jacquie said...

Feel better fast!

Rachel said...

Feel better soon!!!! I'm glad your husband and Grace gave you a break.

The Cozy (not crazy) Coconut said...

Oh you poor dear! I hope you get much better soon!!!!

amandakiska said...

Feel better!