Down and out

Hi gang! I’ve been away from the computer but not intentionally. Last Thursday I came down with some sort of stomach bug and have been ill since.  The upside was that I was just nauseous and not actually expelling things from my body.  I was flat out in bed all day Thursday and Friday.  Yesterday was the first day where I was up on a normal schedule and not sleeping the day away.  It was also the first day that I left the house.

I had been living on canned soup (thank goodness for crappy canned soup!), crackers, and OJ.  I was hungry but not able to eat much.  My stomach couldn’t handle it, since it was still queasy and if I had to chew something more than twice I started getting gaggy.

Being hungry and unable to eat sucks.  Especially when you love food!

Yesterday evening I was finally feeling on my way back to normal.  I decided I’d had it with being sick and kicked sick to the curb!

I made pan seared chicken breasts with gravy, mashed potatoes, and basic green beans.

And I ATE a full plate!  Then I had some chocolate and a wee (very wee!) splash of wine.

After that I crashed hard in bed. Normally I wake up in the middle of the night for a bathroom run.  Last night?  Nothing.  I was out from 11pm to 6am (or the old 7am).  That’s a lot of straight sleep for me!

I dedicated today as the last day of “rest” before getting back into action.  I miss working (seriously!) and I miss working out.  Today when I got up I was starving and I wanted to eat.

Progress!

I felt normal.  I had a yogurt mess with some coffee.  I haven’t had coffee in days because I couldn’t handle it.  Today I cherished that cup of coffee.  I walked Rocky and then had even more food.

Hooray!

Being sick stinks no matter what.  But for me, the worst is being able to not eat.  I love eating.  I love food.  I love being able to enjoy the foods that make me and my body happy.

When I can’t eat, I get really bummed out.  When I can’t workout, I get really bummed out.

Now it’s time to enjoy being able to do all those things again!

How do you handle being sick? Does it bum you out as well?

8 thoughts on “Down and out

  1. Glad you are starting to feel better! Ever since I started getting the flu shot, I’ve never been sick – I think its been 10 years since I actually had to take a sick day at work – now I use my sick days for doctor appointments (just learned I could do that!)

  2. I hope you feel 100% better now! I have to bum it out too. I took yesterday off, and I still have some weird stomach pains today. Did I get it from you? Ha ha :P

  3. So glad you are feeling better. Weird, coffee was the final thing I could come back to after all my yuck as well. I made it for several days once I was back to work, but just couldn’t drink it. Now I’m cherishing it again, though. :) I love that picture!

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