Saturday, January 30, 2010
Well, obviously if I'm blogging I must be alive right? I guess if purgatory has WiFi I could blog from there, but I kind of doubt it. I suspect I'd be otherwise occupied there.
I think I experienced the worst pain I ever had last night. Based on some google searches (on the "Google machine"--Dodge Ball, anyone) and my lovely symptoms, Bryan concluded that I have whatever stomach bug is currently going around in NJ. Let's just say it's horrific and I'm praying that I don't see a repeat of last night either in myself or my family.
I was happily minding my own business typing a response online when suddenly I got this horrible Charlie horse type of cramp that went from the bottom of my rib cage to my hip on my left side. I have bulging discs in my lumbar spine so my first thought was perhaps I suffered from a slipped disc (let's hope that NEVER happens). Bryan had to help me up and no matter what I did the pain got worse. I couldn't take a deep breath without having my side tighten up more and increasing my pain as a result. I was thinking (although not willing to tell Bryan) that I was going to need to go to the hospital. Thinking that didn't make me feel any better.
The long and short of the entire ordeal is that nothing I tried to do to alleviate my pain worked. Laying down felt slightly better than standing or sitting, but it made my stomach hurt. It wasn't until I moved downstairs to try and lay on the couch that I was overcome with being sick. I don't know how long I was violently expelling my dinner, but it came in several bouts that seemed like they would never end. The good news is the carpet is just fine.
I slept very well last night. My stomach feels a little uneasy, but the horrible pain on my left side seems to be gone. I think the flu I had back in August/September was more bearable than my ordeal last night.
Now I'm in limbo for the rest of the day. At this point I have no idea if I'm going to make it to Mass or my CCD class tomorrow. I'm hoping I know soon if I'll be up for teaching my class tomorrow so I know whether I need to call out so they can find a sub for me. If that happens, Bryan will drop off my lesson plans when he takes Ellie to her class, so I won't need to worry about that.