I can't stand being sick. I'm one of those people who can't just lay down and rest when I'm sick. I basically go into denial and continue pushing myself too far. When I had mono 4 years ago, I still went out and did things like nothing was wrong, even though I felt miserable. Why do I do this to myself? I must be like my mom in this way. Like this week for instance...I haven't rested much this weekend even though I've been as sick as a dog. I haven't even changed my eating habits which is probably why this stomach flu has lasted for 5 days!
I went to the doctor today (decided it was time to stop relying on Google for my medical advice) and it turns out that it probably is just the flu. Which means there's nothing they can do about it....dang it. I was hoping I'd get some magical pill that would just make this all go away! :-P She did say that if it goes on for 2-3 more days, I might have salmonella poisoning. Umm, yuck! Just the word "salmonella" makes me completely sick to my stomach...again.
I've finally decided it's time to rest up and make myself get better. I'm going to try to sleep this afternoon (since I was awake all night last night). And the only things I'm allowing myself to eat and drink are pictured below...welcome to the BRAT diet: (Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. Plus sports drinks, WATER, and a little ginger-ale or Coke. And lots of TUMS).
I don't get sick very often other than little colds here and there. So I kind of don't know what to do with myself! But I'm determined to be well enough to go back to work tomorrow.
The one thing I'm really bummed about is that I made my cookies on Saturday and had planned to pass them out to people. I guess I was in denial of my sickness then, too. I don't want to risk getting someone else sick if any of my germs are on those cookies! The sad thing is, I can't eat them either right now or they will probably kill me (okay, I'm exaggerating). So I guess they will have to just sit in my fall cookie/candy jar and look pretty :-)
Well have a super Monday! Here's to hoping this is the only time I'll be sick this school year (wishful thinking!!)