Still not feeling well

I just wanted to let you know that I’m really tired of whatever it is that’s making me feel not well.

Symptoms include stabbing pains in the abdomen during the day and the intense feeling of needing to run to the toilet as quickly as possible.  Not nausea, thank goodness, because I hate vomiting.  Sometimes for no reason at all, other than to just have somewhere private to clutch at my stomach and rock back and forth waiting for the pain to stop.  And sometimes for other, very toxic-smelling reasons.  (Sorry.)

There’s a strong lack of appetite because of wanting to avoid that end result.  Also because some foods make my stomach hurt more than others.  I’m swearing off bread and potato chips for a while, I think.  Possibly dairy, too, but I’m not totally sure yet.  Grapes were okay today.  And popcorn.  Ginger ale was fantastic.  Sandwich was not good.

It was a beautiful day today.  The humidity has been dropping off and the temperatures are cooling.  I didn’t go to yoga because I had to get work done and because I didn’t think bending and twisting and folding would be good things to do, but I thought, hey.   Let’s get Justin and go for a walk outside since it’s so nice.  We didn’t even get out of our housing development before the pain started.  And I had to stop and just breathe and try to wish the pain away.  I broke out in a cold sweat.  And we turned around and walked slowly home, stopping now and then.  And I walked straight into the house and to the bathroom.

I feel like I’m making it sound really horrible, and it’s not really horrible.  It hurts.  And I’m tired of it.  But I can work.  I got a lot of work done today.  I had to make several trips to the bathroom, but it was fine.  I don’t think I’m going to go walking again for a while, but maybe bike riding won’t be as bad?  I won’t know until I try.

It’s not hitting Justin the same way.  He hasn’t gotten the pain as much.  In fact, other than being very tired (but he didn’t sleep as much as I did, actually) and that he does occasionally get pains, our symptoms are very different.

So I don’t know what’s going on.  And I’m sure you all really didn’t care to hear all about that.  But if I can’t whine here about being sick, where else can I?

I hope you’re all feeling well.  Go take a nice long walk in the fall weather for my sake.  I’ll be over Googling “abdominal pain” results and trying to figure out what on earth is wrong with me.

4 thoughts on “Still not feeling well”

    1. Nope, no fever. I checked on Monday (when I tried to go to work and ended up going back to bed) and my temperature was 98.4*. I checked again this morning and it was 99.0*, but it was pretty soon after I got out of the shower.

      I might have had a fever over the weekend when I slept so much. The a/c upstairs wasn’t working over the weekend, so the bedroom (which catches a lot of afternoon light) got up to 80*. And I was very comfortable sleeping under the sheet, blanket, and cover. But I didn’t think to check it.

      But to answer your question — no, I don’t currently have a fever.

    1. You think I should? I keep thinking “Oh, it’ll pass. I’ll be fine.” But sometimes I’m stupid about that kind of thing.

      Love you, too!!

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