Tummy Troubles

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!

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dmcgirl37
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 22:00:34

    I totally feel for you about the stomach issues. My stomach is crap! ugh, I had a doctor tell me it was because of my ED but I dont know if I believe her..I never had the feeling of a knife going threw my stomach though, that sounds terrible. I hope it gets better.

    Dana xx
    http://happinessiswithin.wordpress.com/

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  2. Sarah
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 02:28:08

    Eek I’m so sorry to hear this, wish I had some useful advise. Stomach troubles suck. I hope it gets better soon. Unfortunately these things happen sometimes, but don’t worry, you’ve got much better long term health prospects than many of the customers I serve at Maccy D’s 😉

    Sarah x

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  3. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 08:08:53

    I’ve always had a really strong stomach, so I can’t offer too much help on the advice front. Hope you feel better soon love!! Shake Shack is the best 🙂

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  4. shesarunner
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 12:01:38

    If it doesn’t get better you should definitely go to the doctor, because it could be any number of things! I have a lot of issues with my tummy and with digestion…I have a very sad GI. So I always take probiotics and digestive enzymes with every meal. If you have tummy troubles often, you might want to consider this. I also try to drink water between meals, not with them…and I try not to eat fruit in combination with other foods. In addition to that, there are a lot of natural stomach soothers like aloe and marshmallow root. Ginger tea is particularly good. I have endless tummy remedies, I could go on and on, but those are some good ones. I really hope you feel better soon!

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  5. foodbin
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 16:41:13

    I, too, have had tons of trouble with my stomach. I’ve been to all kinds of specialists without much in the way of a diagnosis. The thing that has helped me the most is acupuncture. It was a miracle for me. I’ve also had to stop eating so much damp food all of the time (I love salads and all things fruit and veggies) and no more 5 small meals a day. I have to do 3 normal sized meals during the day.

    p.s. your frozen custard looks delicious

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  6. Kate
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 20:18:18

    arg! i hope you are feeling better. tumtum troubles are not fun at all. if it keeps up, i’d definately go to a doc. my brother ignored stomach pain for a while and ended up needing an emergency appendectimy (sp?).

    superbad! love it! i laughed my bum off at the unfortunately period stain on that dude’s jeans 🙂

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