Nov 16, 2012 - 7:54 pm
One thing seems for certain: when you're at the top of a natural high over something, you're about to go low again! I spent last weekend resting and getting my strength back from the surgery the week the before when some sneaky little punk nailed me in the back of the head with something new!
About an hour after I got up Tuesday morning, the vomiting started, soon followed by the aches, fever and (of course) diarrhea. Another trip to the ER to confirm what I already knew: I have the flu. I haven't had the freaking flu since I got out of the Air Force and stopped getting annual flu shots, now after 27 years it's back! I've been drinking a lot water and Gatorade and after only a couple of hours it would all take the express elevator right back up. That part of it has stopped. I hope. Just wish the diarrhea would, I haven't been able to get any good sleep the last two night because of having to get up and rush to the bathroom just about every time that I'd finally start to get to REM sleep. My nurse has been coming in every day to do IV fluid replacement and Zofran as well as my magnesium infusions The on call nurse will be doing that over the weekend.
There is one nice thing: our dear Miss Kitty made me a beautiful afghan last month and I've got it wrapped around my shoulders or on my lap just about the whole time. I'll have to have someone take a pic. Just wrapping it around me helps make me feel better.