I have had some problems with my stomach for a week now. We still don’t know what it is. If it is a bug or medication. We are working on figuring it out.
Now, I am not a weakling when it comes to being sick but this second round of whatever this is kicked my tail literally.
Yesterday, I finally broke down and went to the doctor. I explained to her what was going on.
Her final words to me were, you have to eat. You need nutrition. You are severely dehydrated. We have three options. We can give you fluid here. We can admit you to the hospital or you can drink everything you can hold at home.
I chose to drink at home. So I loaded myself up with Gatorade, water, hot tea anything I could think of.
I have never had anything like this. I really wasn’t able to care for myself. I didn’t want anyone near me, in case it was a virus. I could only react to what my body was doing.
It is hard living alone when you are so very sick. It is easy to fall into the mire and get depressed. About two am yesterday morning, I was praying asking God if I was dying.
I was so sick. Adding to the problem, I caught a cold off a coworker. I couldn’t get warm, I didn’t want to call an ambulance although I strongly thought about it.
I just sat and prayed, waiting for the doctors office to open and believe me, I do not want to go to the doctor. Ever!!!
I had to go for blood work to see if my pancreas had been affected by the new medicines I have been put on. I have been very open about my battle with diabetes. One of the side effects is problems with the very organ that is making you sick in the first place.
Thankfully, that turned out well.
I didn’t want to complain because I have just found out one of my best friends was that same day diagnosed with breast cancer. She was very open about it, which is strange for her as she is very private.
Instead of complaining, I kind of made Where’s Waldo jokes and posted a pic of me in a mask that they made me wear. Just trying to be upbeat about the whole thing.
Things are better today but I know how a plant feels when it is withered.
Although I have somewhat rehydrated myself, the effects are still there. Now, to get over this hurdle.