And what an adventure it was getting here!! Monday morning I woke up with a scratchy throat. Paul & Hannah are both sick, getting over colds, and I knew that when I went up there, so I made sure to drink LOTS of water every day. It didn't work. I got through the day, and by evening I could tell it was going to be more than just a 1-day scratchy throat thing. I dug and dug around the house looking for cold meds, and could only find cough-syrup type stuff, and Thera-Flu tea. And of course, the one time I travel and forget to pack all my cold & sinus meds... (I try to ALWAYS take them with me, cause it's not unusual for me to get sick while travelling or being gone for a period of time).
About 9pm I decided to swig down a mug of Thera-Flu Daytime tea. Sometimes "nighttime" meds make me sleep TOO deep. It wasn't too bad tasting. Right before I went to bed I took another dose. I wanted to kick this cold in the butt, so more power to me if I took 2 doses. And I could not go to sleep. I laid there and rested and listened to the 101 clocks in the house go tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. I was comfortable, I was warm (with the blanket over my head), I was drowsy, but couldn't sleep. I finally started dozing off and on, but still not really sleeping. Around 3am I started feeling uncomfortable in my stomach. I rutched around hoping it was just some weird cramps or something, and tried to go back to sleep. The more I laid there the more it wasn't going away. Or lessening. I tossed around the ideas of "it's nothing" and "should I really get up and get something to barf in?" and mostly "I do NOT want to get stomach sick!!!!! I want to GO HOME!!!!!".
Around 3:30 I realized I needed a barf bucket. So I grabbed the trashcan from the living room (I was sleeping on the couch since Sally & Andrew got home at midnight), took the bag of trash out of it, and waited. But not for long. I made a major sacrifice to the plastic throne. And felt much better! Good, maybe that's all it was. I was able to go to sleep then, but woke up later with a repeat session of stomach hurting, then getting worse and worse, and getting hotter and hotter and hotter, then losing it, and then being so freezing cold I thought all my sweat was going to turn into icicles. That happened a third and last time around 4:30, and then I slept solid until about 7:30 when I woke up feeling normal and actually a little hungry!
When the rest of the house woke up, Andrew immediately made me some jello, and I had some plain pancakes and jello for breakfast, still feeling fine. My stomach did "feel" a little bit shortly after breakfast, and I was really hoping that breakfast was going to stay down!! But I didn't want to stay there any more! I wanted to go home!! So I loaded up my car, borrowed a bucket from Sally, took the rest of my jello and a plastic spoon, and came home :) Ahh, my own glorious home!! I love you!!
I had an appointment yesterday afternoon, and instead of making it home in time to get a nap in before I had to leave, I had just enough time to eat a small lunch and take a shower. When I got home from, Daniel was home and it was SO good to see him again! Absence makes the heart grow fonder for sure!
I cleaned up the kitchen a little bit, put supper in the oven, and then sat and did nothing for the rest of the evening. My sinuses were really starting to hurt, my neck hurt, I was exhausted (I'm sure from the go-go-go for 4 days, and then being up 1/2 the night) and ended up falling asleep on the couch.
This morning I still don't feel great. My throat is still sore and scratchy and I don't want to get into any shouting contests. My sinuses are still loaded and I just want it to go away.
But I need to figure out what kind of grocery trip I need to make either today or tomorrow, figure out if any bills need paid, and do a ton of laundry.
We both slept in this morning (Daniel doesn't have any work today so far :( ) and then I made french toast for breakfast. Thankfully the "stomach thing" is gone. I still don't really know what it was, maybe a reaction to the Thera-Flu tea?? I'm just so glad I'm home and getting to spend time with Daniel :)