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Struggling

Sunday, February 12, 2017

I have been sick for 2 weeks now. Earlier this month I got a respiratory infection. I powered through, drank lots of fluids and stayed hopped up on cold meds. After 4 or 5 days I was feeling better. By last Saturday I was feeling pretty much back to normal, just a little tired. I went to bed early last Saturday, but early Sunday morning I woke up with the worst belly pain EVER! I spent hours in the bathroom where really unpleasant things were happening. I couldn't eat or drink, and was just miserable. I have the capibility to work from home (luckily!) so after work Monday, I went to the doctor. By this point I was in so much pain, it hurt to even walk. Turns out I had diverticulitis. She wanted to admit me, but I convinced her to treat me outpatient. By Wednesday, I was feeling better. Thursday, the fever came back, and it wasn't long before I was coughing and wheezing again - respiratory crud is back! I'm still running a fever this morning. I'm run down. I still have NO appetite, so I'm struggling to eat, but I'm trying to make sure I get plenty of fluids. Sometimes just the thought of putting food in my mouth makes me gag. I'm a pretty big girl who likes to eat, so this is new for me! Here's the problem - I know that I need to rest and let my body get over this, but I really do not have time for that kind of nonsense! I can't miss work, my counterpart is out right now. And my husband and I are opening a second location for our vape shop in less than 2 weeks, so after work is just as busy as my regular work hours! Oh, and I expected a big drop on the scale this week - after all, I spent 4 days on clear liquids and the rest of the week struggling to eat. But no, just down a couple of pounds. What's up with that??
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  • CFMOSS
    Big hug to you as you've had such a rough couple of weeks. emoticon
    1237 days ago
  • BRENDAF761
    Take care of yourself so you can work! Your body is retaining all the fluids it can since you were sick. Hope your feeling better soon! :)
    1237 days ago
  • MYSTICPINK
    I am wishing you well.
    1237 days ago
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