Feeling Crummy

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Registered: 04-04-2003
Feeling Crummy
Fri, 07-05-2013 - 12:30pm

I've been home sick all week with food poisoning.  And it's finally wearing on me.  I knew it would be a short work week this week, but I wasn't anticipating staying home all week sick with food poisoning.  What I thought was just a stomach virus wound up being food poisoning after going to the Urgent Care clinic yesterday.  I feel bummed and a little depressed because I've done nothing this week but lay around.  And when you're that sick, you don't even feel like reading a book.  I only left the house yesterday because I had movie tickets to see The Heat.  Then after that I went to Urgent Care and came back home.  I think I'm one of those people where I hate to just sit around idle.  I hate being this sick & I want to get back to normalcy.  The doctor at Urgent Care gave me an Rx for an antibiotic and for nauseau.  And I have to stick with bland foods for a while until my stomach gets back to normal. But it's depressing when you can't get out and about because your're so sick.  So needless to say, I've spent the whole week (and the fourth of July) home sick.

I don't mean to whine.  It just makes me feel better when I talk to people.

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Sat, 07-06-2013 - 10:57am

Sorry you're not feeling well wishful. It sucks to be stuck at home when you're not feeling well, especially over the holidays. Hope you're feeling better now and can put a : ) on you're face.

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Registered: 02-27-2002
Sat, 07-06-2013 - 5:07pm

Hey Wish,

Sorry to hear about your situation.......whenever you're sick it's hard not to get depressed......and in a situation like that I would be thinking "WHY did I eat that!!!".  I'm glad it's only temporary though........sounds like you will be up and around in no time.  Unfortunately I know someone who got food poisoning from shrimp and he was hospitalized for several weeks (eek!!).

My situations tend to be dermatological, which I hate.  Leading up to one Canada Day (our equivalent of your July 4th) I started using an inexpensive under eye cream I picked up from Walmart (??? who gets an allergic reaction to that ???).  Anyhow, I ended up with huge bumps on my eyes - either like someone had beat the crap out of me or I had pink eye......after a trip to the walk in clinic I spent a couple of days with cortisone cream slathered on my face, hiding inside.....!! Boo....

I hope you liked seeing the Heat......I've seen the promos and it looks great.

Hang in there......it will get better. :)


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Registered: 04-04-2003
Sat, 07-06-2013 - 6:02pm

I'm starting to feel a little better.  Food poisoning has NOT been fun at all.  Especially when you are trapped in your house for a week, cannot go to work, and cannot eat solid foods.  You're right, it's hard not to feel depressed when you're that sick.  Then I started thinking that because I am single and living alone, if something were to happen to me, nobody would know.  That's kind of scary if you think about it.  But anyway, I made myself get out yesterday in the rain to go two miles down the street to Wal-Mart to rent a movie from Redbox.  I got Identity Thief & I knew it'd make me laugh.  I'm actually looking forward going to work next week.  I'm ready to get back into my normal routine.  There's only so much TV you can watch during the week.  I did try to read my book, but because I was so sick, it just wasn't in me.

That's awful to hear about the eye cream.  See what happens when we try to save just a little bit of money?  Sheesh!  I bet you won't be buying that brand again.  I'm so sorry to hear of that.  

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Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Sun, 07-07-2013 - 10:55am

I think about that a lot- loudly anyone notice if something happened to me?  Especially in the summer, no one really expects me to be anywhere, except on Thursdays. Even then, I don't know that my friends would really be concerned. I hate being sick alone!! Hopefully you're better today!

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Sun, 07-07-2013 - 12:03pm

Note to self, don't open other tabs without first finishing and posting ;) 

Are you feeling better?  Do you know where you consumed the tainted food?  Don't feel bad.  My 4th was also less than stellar.  The good news is, next year it will fall on a Friday so we'll get a three day weekend out of it.  

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Registered: 04-04-2003
Sun, 07-07-2013 - 12:18pm

I'm feeling much better today.  After being off work a whole week from being sick, I'll be glad to get out of the house tomorrow & get back to work.  Hmm, never thought I'd say those words!  It will be nice to get back into a normal routine again.  The antibiotic must be working because I woke up this morning with my stomach just growling.  Which makes me think the lining in my stomach has finally healed.  I ate a bowl of cereal and it's staying down.  But I'm going to go easy on the food intake.

I wish I knew what caused the food poisoning.  I was sick to my stomach two weeks ago but thought it was just a stomach bug because it cleared up on its own in three days.  Went to work that entire week and felt fine.  Last Monday morning around 1:30AM, it's like I relapsed but it was much worse this time compared to last time.  Only thing I can think of was I bought a piece of tainted pork from the grocery store.  I bought a pork roast to cook in my crock pot so I could have pulled pork BBQ sandwiches.  I let it cook in my crockpot for a good nine hours.  I ate it for dinner that night.  I wonder if that's what did it.  

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In reply to: slah54
Sun, 07-07-2013 - 5:46pm

I am glad to hear you are feeling better.  It sucks to be sick for even a day, never mind most of a week.

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Registered: 04-04-2003
Sun, 07-07-2013 - 7:35pm


I don't wish food poisoning upon anybody.  It's the worst feeling.  I've felt better today than I have all of last week.  And I finally got some of my energy back.  I'm still sticking with bland foods but I'm also easing myself back into solid foods.  I ate a bowl of cereal this morning and it actually stayed down.  I'm thinking the Cipro is actually working.  Thank goodness because I can't wait to get back to work tomorrow & get out of this house!