Friday, March 30, 2007


So I've been sick for the last couple of days. Food poisoning, I think. (For those of you who saw The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, think of the "can you use it in a sentence?" answer for 'dengue.')

Pros of food poisoning
1) Rapid weight loss (six pounds in two days)
2) Not having to go to work
3) Sleeping . . . lots and lots of sleeping

Cons of food poisoning
1) Running for the bathroom every 30 minutes or so
2) Dehydration headaches
3) Every part of my body hurting

While I feel much better today, I also feel really weak. I got winded walking up the subway stairs and right now I feel like I could put my head down on my desk and fall asleep.

Luckily, I can rest this weekend.


scottk said...

And rest you should,also hydrate hydrate hydrate. Of course that means you will be running to the bathroom to pee alot,but it beats the other by a long shot. I hope you get to enjoy at least a bit of your restful weekend ! And 6 pounds .....hmmm where can I get some bad food.

David said...

"No Jimmy, Uncle Byrne isn't training for the US Sprinting team. It's just the dengue."

Jess said...

I'm sure you know this--especially since you mentioned dehydration--but the Jewish mom part of me is compelled to say it anyhow.

You can experience massive fluid loss in this kind of situation. The amount you need to drink to make up for the loss is enormous. So keep drinking glasses of water--or Gatorade or whatever works for you. Even after you're feeling better, try to put away a gallon a day for a few days. It sucks, but it's important!

Robert said...

I hope you're feeling better crash. Just wanted to say that and try to have a restful weekend! *hugs*

Lee said...

Okay - "That den's gay"
Oh! You didn't mean THAT! Okay. "After a lengthy safari to remote Africa, he came down with Dengue fever."

Sorry to hear you were sick.

Snap said...


palochi said...

Babycakes, you've gotta stop eating cat food.

Becky said...

Palochi stole what I wanted to say.

Hope you're feeling better. Gatorade is better than water during times like this, but do try to stay well hydrated.

Crash said...

Palochi/Becky: Until I get a sugar daddy, cat food will have to stay in the equation. But just to be safe, I switched to dry.