Sunday, February 25, 2007

F L U *Updated

Manic's got it.

And I don't think you want to hear about the violent wretching and heaving from all day yesterday, so I'll refrain, but it was one of those episodes where I would wake, heave, dry-heave, then pass back out into the deepest sleep, then be frozen cold, then sweaty hot.

Not fun. Still feeling lethargic today, but I will have the contest winner in the next day or so!


So now Hubby and I are second-guessing it was the flu and wondering if I have some sort of chemical imbalance? We went on Friday night, and this I swear--I only had three normal sized glasses of white wine at a party, and within 3-1/2 hours, and I alternated water with wine (just like the big man Jesus did once).

But I was S I C K. I was vomitting/vomiting (one or two Ts? Oh hell--I WAS PUKING) my guts out uncontrollably, and vascillating between the sweats and freezing to ripping off my t-shirt (get your minds out of that gutter!), and then back to scrunching up into the fetal position trying to keep warm.

What is the matter with me?

I know it wasn't a hangover because I ate normally, more than normally on Friday, and (if you don't want to read gross parts, well, you're too late...) none of the vomit had food in it -- it was just the stomach acidy stuff.

I don't know, I don't have a clue. I did start my period today, which is about a hundred and four days late, and if I wasn't forthemostpart abstinent, I would have been freaking that I was pregnant.

I'm 37, am I too young for these changes? Hubby wondered if my anti-depressants mixed with the little alcohol I had was the culprit... HELLOOO? Three glasses of wine! And I have lowered my Effexor intake since the first of the year, granted, my patience is way thin, but still...

I wish there was an internal notice or something that pops up onto your body that says:

Chemical Imbalance
Hormonal Imbalance
You're-Just-Getting-Your-Period Imbalance
You-Can't-Even-Enjoy-Three-Glasses-Of-Wine Imbalance
None of the Above
All of the Above

I a m s o o o o o o c o n f u s e d...

In other Tukey news, he and Diva are drawing pictures, and singing songs, and he just drew a picture for the girl he is in love with in junior kindergarten and Diva asked if he wanted to give it to her (her name is Carly --the note says, I LOVE CARLY--and she is the most adorable, sweetest little girl--I would love her for a daughter-in-law)... and he was all excited to give her a love note and exclaimed:

"Yay!!! I have a true love!"


Judy said...

I had the flu a couple of years ago for the first time. No fun. Don't worry about the contest.. just get better.

KIM :-) said...

Flu stinks! Feel better soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Ugh. So sorry! Get better soon!

Swishy said...

YUCK!!! I was wondering where you were! Awww, my poor little Manic. Make those kids and hubby be nice to you!

Anonymous said...

Urgh. Flu sucks. Take care.

Lo said...

Just to add my own "that sucks"...that SUCKS! I am sorry you are sick. Get better soon, I can't wait for nasty bacteria season to be O-V-E-R.

Joanne Rendell said...

hey stephanie. yuck, poor you. i just came back from my trip with horrible virus so i can sympathize. once you feel better, check out my new blog (which i just created and feel stupidly proud of myself for doing). i've got you linked in the "writing sisterhood" list!

Joanne Rendell said...

oops i forgot to include the link.

Jenster said...

Don't have to tell you - the flu sucks!!! I hope you're feeling 100% quickly!

Anonymous said...

sounds like you need a tim tam slam to make you feel better... :)

(((((((( hugz )))))))))

Get better soooooon!!!

kimberlie said...

ohhhhh not good. I dont know if this will help, but fish fingers always work for me. With heaps on vinegar & pepper. If that doesnt kill the germs i dont know what will... :)

domestic_valerie said...

Sounds like the flu to me...we had it in our house in Jan and man it was the WORST I have felt in years!

Get better soon! It hits like a cement truck but speeds off like a sports car...

tommy said...

Welcome to my world baby:-) I'm just starting to feel better:-)

Stephanie J. Blake said...

The exact thing happened to me last month. I hosted a swanky 50th b-day party for DH at an equally swanky place. (It cost $2500) Limo, everything went perfectly. I FORGOT to eat during the party, drank champagne and beer. Got home, stripped naked, laid on the bathroom floor dying, and hugged the porcelin god for about an hour, woke up naked. Felt like college.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Colorado Writer--NO, this was nothing like a hangover... This post here, BIG PUKING EVENT, is like what you're talking about!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Oh shoot, the link didn't work.

Oh well, probably better off not reliving that post.