Today’s Happy Note: Watching TV (Superbad, Chopped, Diners Drive-Ins and Dives) and having nothing else to do. Sometimes an evening relaxing in front of the television is just what the doctor ordered.
Speaking of what the doctor ordered: something is terribly, terribly wrong in my gut. Again. The last few days I’ve had some weird on and off cramping that I thought was stress-related (I tend to hold my stress in my tummy). I worked until 3:00 today and the pain was there on and off, but manageable. But once I got home, it was all downhill. Not gonna share the details, but I was *this close* to picking myself up off the floor and taking a cab to a hospital. It was one of the worst episodes of pain I’ve ever experienced. Doctor momma thinks it might be salmonella or another GI infection. If it is not gone by Monday I will definitely go see my doctor.
In the meantime I’ve been doing a lot of sleeping. In between sleeping, I’ve been lying on my bed with a giant stack of books (can I say I might be in love with Jhumpa Lahiri?) and watching mindless TV.
I actually walked two miles this morning before I felt sick, so there was some movement in my day. I feel stressed because I really wanted to swim or lift weights or do a medium-long run, and now I’m not sure I will be able to tomorrow either. Weekends are my time for longer workouts, so Sedentary Caronae=Sad Caronae. Meh. We shall see how I feel tomorrow.
I did have a mini adventure yesterday before things got bad! I headed down to Shake Shack for a custard (flavor of the day!).
Black raspberry! Sometimes stuff from the Shack is just too big, but this was the perfect size.
Eats since then: bread, oats, fruit. Pretty boring. Hopefully they will make me feel better soon!
I honestly don’t understand why tummy troubles come to me. I very rarely go out to eat (I actually had a piece of pizza last night, but it was after the onset of the pain), I eat very healthfully, and I always clean and prepare my food in what seems like a safe manner. I feel like people who eat at McDonald’s five times a week should get this kind of thing. Not me. Can you tell I’m bitter? Grrrrrrrrr.
Any advice is welcome! If you have ever had a similar issue (it feels like someone is wrenching a knife around in my abdomen), please do tell me what worked for you. I am a very active girl with a busy life and I hate being sick!