Diapers and Dragons

Sunday, November 22, 2009

How I Managed To Ignore My Body's Messages Until Things Were Getting Really Bad: A Cautionary Tale

So it turns out that if you go to the midnight showing of New Moon and you eat lots of ridiculously rich and yummy fondue beforehand and have a few drinks and then you're standing in line for concessions and you feel all yucky and dizzy and your back hurts and you have to sit down for a bit?

It might not just be the food and drink.

And if you spend the whole next day feeling weak and dizzy and your stomach hurts and you stick it out and even go to the after-work get-together with some colleagues and get your kids home and to bed and then stay up a little later making your son's birthday gift and finally collapse into bed because you still feel like crap?

It might not just be the two-and-a-half hours of sleep and lack of proper eating during the day.

And if you wake up the next day and your stomach is cramping and your legs are wobbly and you feel dizzy and your back hurts and you have chills and then certain other symptoms start showing up and so you cancel your plans to visit grandparents with the kidlets that day and instead spend the day huddled under the covers until you finally decide maybe you should go to urgent care because it's all getting worse?

It might not be a simple stomach bug.

No, it might turn out to be that you have a urinary tract infection that is working its way to your kidneys.

Thank God for antibiotics.

(And yes, I'm feeling quite a bit better, thank you! Now to get through the birthday party after all...)

6 bits of love:

Nicola said...

oh God - I have had that before and it is horrible. Funny how it is so typical to stoically carry on until you really just can't ignore the obvious. I am laid low with a stomach bug, courtesy of my lovely boys. As I lay in bed last night, stomach churning etc, I kept thinking - I just don't have the energy to get out of bed and deal with the inevitable. Surely if I try my hardest to fall asleep it will all just go away. Er no. Would have been better to have got up at the first onset of symptons and just got it over with. *sigh.

Kathleen said...

Feel better, feel better! Glad you found out what was wrong so you could get it treated!

Hyla said...

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! I hate those! Feel better!

mom said...

I'm so glad you figured out you were sick, and got treatment! This is going to be a busy week -- take care of yourself, even while making sure DramaBoy's birthday is wonderful!

michelle said...

Glad you got those antibiotics before it got REALLY bad. Once it's in the kidneys it's vicious.

How was New Moon???

Let us know when you're feeling better.

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

Poor you! Get better soon, in time for Drama Boys birthday. x

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