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August 10th, 2011 at 06:21 pm

Last night I came home from work feeling tired and uncomfortable in the stomach area. I went straight to bed. After a while I got up and ate a few pieces of bread to settle my stomach and went back to bed.

Thus started the worst night of my life! My stomach got worse and worse. I never got nausea or diarrhea but the pain in my stomach was incredible. I didn't know what was wrong, but I was starting to imagine it could be a heart attack, or gall bladder attack, since they don't always present systems according to pattern.

I couldn't hardly sit up and knew I couldn't drive to the emergency room. I toyed with the idea of calling 911, but on the other hand, I thought it might be just gas!

I slept for brief intervals. I didn't take any medication but Dulcolax, because I really feared what putting drugs in my stomach might do.

In the morning I called work to let them know I was sick. I was no better. The pain had been unremitting since the beginning and I was exhausted as well as in pain.

I drank some baking soda in water and I did get rid of some gas -- but no improvement in the pain. Finally I decided to bite the bullet and take some painkillers since it couldn't get much worse. I took two Aleve and went to sleep. I woke up a couple hours later feeling much better.

So I guess I just have some weird kind of flu and I'll be able to manage it with Aleve.

For a while I thought it was the salad I'd eaten at noon, and was imagining salmonella, etc. Your mind can really run away with you when you're not feeling good.

So. I need a plan for when I get sick. Who should I have called? What should I have on hand? Where is the urgent care? I need to figure these things out before I get sick again.

At least being sick is frugal. No driving, no food, no desire to spend!

Tomorrow is my birthday and I hope I am better, but if not, c'est la vie!

11 Responses to “Sick!”

  1. retire@50 Says:

    hope you feel better soon

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Glad you are feeling better after taking the Aleve.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    That can be quite upsetting when you are sick and not sure what should be done. I hope you get well soon.

  4. scottish girl Says:

    Hope you get well soon.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Glad you are feeling better. Happy Birthday!!

  6. rachel021406 Says:

    Hate that you aren't feeling well. I have had stomach pain like that before. Seems like it happens around stressful times and for whatever reason Prilosec helps. It seems like someone in my household is sick at some point so I always have: Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Prilosec, Phillips laxatives, Gas-x, and Nyquil. That usually covers everything for the year. Smile
    Hope you feel better. Happy Early Birthday!

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry you are feeling ill and hope you get better so you can enjoy your birthday.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a rotten time to be sick Frown Hope you feel better soon so you can enjoy your birthday!

  9. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Like the others, I hope you get well quick so you can enjoy your birthday!! Moral of the story...avoid salad and just eat cake. Smile

  10. Homebody Says:

    Happy birthday CB!

  11. My English Castle Says:

    Feeling better, CB? You haven't blogged in a while?

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