Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Listeria, Ugh!

So much for writing about how good I’ve been feeling. No, I haven’t had any anxiety.  And no, no hot flashes either. Instead I had a kick-ass case of food poisoning, probably from the chicken pot stickers I had.

I was almost ready for bed when it happened. It started with some gas and those sharp upper belly cramps. I hadn’t had too much fiber or anything greasy, so if I couldn’t eat what I ate yesterday, then what could I eat? I asked myself.

Then I started to feel nauseous. My mouth filled with saliva and I knew there was no holding back and that it was going to come up for sure. I threw up for the first time in nearly 20 years. As gross as it was, I knew that puking was best for me at that point because it would squeeze out whatever nasty shit was in my system.

I felt better for a while and then a new wave of cramps and gas hit me, and then it was off to have the runs.

Now that the bacteria was pretty much cleansed from my system, I could finally get some sleep after being up 19 hours. Even though I slept 8 hours, I awoke feeling rundown. It took more out of me than I expected. I really thought I’d bounce back to normal the next day (today), but nope. Not quite. I’m skipping my workout and my housecleaning today. I’m just going to take it easy, get some bedrest, and not do anything too strenuous.

I managed to eat a little bit, but I was more concerned with keeping myself hydrated. I lost 2 pounds, and I put on an old sleep shirt my mother sent me in which I haven’t worn for about a year. I expected it to be a bit tight and clingy, but the material just dropped as I slipped it over my head and it hangs straight down.

I took a bath, and then I reached into the freezer and threw the rest of the listeria away. You know, I’ve been hearing so many cases of this shit going around and now it makes me wonder every time I eat if my food could be contaminated or not.

Anyway, I’ve sat up long enough. I’m going to get back into bed now. Tomorrow I’ll write about Trisha.

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