2013 Flu Update

Cute dogs sleeping

Number of days sick: 3.5
Number of pounds lost: 6.5
Number of times I wished I’d just DIE ALREADY: 76
Number of solid meals I ate over 3.5 days: 3
Number of solid meals I kept down over 3.5 days: 0
Gallons of water consumed over 3.5 days: 3
Gallons of water kept down over 3.5 days: 0
Number of times I dry heaved and wished with all my heart that something, ANYTHING, would come out: 849
Number of hours spent sleeping on the couch with dogs: 63
Number or house spent on the couch watching HGTV: All the rest of them.

For the record, I did have a flu shot. Apparently there is some mutant monster flu that wasn’t included in the stupid vaccine this year. THANKFULLY, Cassidy showed symptoms but it never progressed into anything.

I feel REALLY HORRIBLE because I just didn’t have it in me to get on the plane to Arizona Friday to go to support Ben during his first half marathon. It broke my heart to have to drive away from the airport when I dropped him off but the entire way there I fought and fought to not throw up in the car. At one point I almost lost it but managed to hold it off till after dropping him. Even worse than having to leave him was the thought of having to leave him with his last image being me hurling in the car.

I finally stopped throwing up yesterday late morning but then it all started to come out the other end, if you know what I mean. I mean diarrhea. Every 30-45 minutes. Till 6:00AM this morning. I woke up exhausted at 9:30AM this morning with two hungry dogs staring down at me. I could have slept for another hour or two or seven but they were like, nope. Feed us, Sleeping Beauty! And here’s a fart to let you know how serious I am! Usually Ben gets up with them no later than 8:00AM on the weekends so they let me sleep in quite a bit which was nice of them. Well, except for the farting part.

I’m still pretty tired. You know that normal after flu hangover you get where you are low on energy and tired and just kind of lethargic till you can get a solid day or two of real food and liquid into your body? Yeah, that. So now I’m going to bed and resting my poor body. If anybody around you is showing flu symptoms, I highly suggest freebasing vitamin C and investing in a bubble suit. Stat.

5 thoughts on “2013 Flu Update

  1. Jesus… You’re probably ridiculously severely dehydrated. I’m surprised you didn’t land yourself in the hospital after the second day! Poor Anna! 🙁

  2. bleghI had the flu and my last blog entry was about the flu… I also got a flu shot but also got hit with the mutant strand of said flu. FUCK THE FLU! Anyway, hope you feel better.

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