Monday, March 28, 2011

Poison of the Food Variety

It all started Friday night when I ate at a local restaurant.  All was well- it tasted great.  On Saturday I went to work.  I started feeling crampy around noon and but I didn't think anything of it.  However- when I took my lunch break at 2:30 I felt awful.  I ate lunch and then went to the bathroom.  It was at that moment I realized I had a problem.  After my lunch break I was still feeling ill but I went back to work like a good little worker bee.  About 45 minutes later I had to make another bathroom stop. This was not going to be good. This was a highly volatile situation and I was stuck in the middle of work.  I decided that in order to make it the rest of my shift I would just stand in one place and walk around as little as possible.  Within the course of 3 hours I made 3 stops to the bathroom each time feeling worse than the last.  At long last my shift ended!!!
Then I had dinner with a couple friends. At an Indian restaurant.  Because the best thing for someone in my situation is to eat spicy Indian food. Right. I took a bathroom break during our dinner and then drove myself home.  When I got home I took another bathroom break and then sat on the couch until it was time for another bathroom break.  Boy was I wiped out!
Then my family came home around 9:30. I said hello, that I didn't feel well, and that I was going to bed right then.  My mom really knew I wasn't feeling good because of that.  Me in bed at 9:30 on a Friday? Hasn't happened since I was 9. Anyway, I went downstairs, got ready for bed, took yet another bathroom break and went to bed.
I woke up Sunday morning early, early, early for you guessed it- another bathroom break! and then I went back to bed.  Then woke up again and did the same.  Repeat that 6 times and you have my morning.  I called in sick to work because I just didn't think that myself or the other bathroom users would appreciate me being there. I didn't eat anything cuz I was NOT adding fuel to that fire! I just laid in bed for a lot of the day trying not to rock the boat.
I am feeling much better now thank you- but my stomach is still a little shy and I won't be eating at that particular restaurant for awhile.
So now you know: if you tried to talk to me this weekend and I was cranky it is because I had other things on my mind.
treating food poisoning


Jo said...

Uggh that's the worst!!!! That sounds horrible. Am I making you feel better? Hahah what I meant to say is...feel better soon!!

Tae said...

As Alyssa said, that stinks. literally. :(