Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'm alive!

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.


  1. Hey - take care of yourself, and maybe call an advice nurse, even if you are better. That pain on the side had me thinking gall stones, kidney stones, appendix (I never remember what sides all those things are on) and many time blockages or infections cause pain and nausea! BE CAREFUL!!!

    Take care!

  2. poor you, sounds excruciating!! glad you are feeling (a bit) better today; don't overdo!



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