My stomach bug decided to linger long enough that I took Tuesday off and went to the doctor without an appointment, which of course meant waiting for over 2 hours in the their waiting room.
Final determination? Virus. Dehydration.
Advice? Drink a mixture of salt and Gatorade, lots of it, small sips all the time. If I wasn’t sick before, that might have made me sick.
Do that for 24 hours, then add dry toast to the menu.
If that works, add crackers and brown rice. Still good? Add bananas.
So, I am at the brown rice for lunch phase, and while I don’t feel good, I am not sick. I think the chemical fake sugars in the Gatorade are making me nauseous now, so I will stop drinking it as soon as I get home, and switch back to flat ginger ale.
As has been the case all along, as long as I don’t swallow anything, I feel fine. It’s kind of ridiculous.
I did get a chuckle out of the nurse at the doctor’s office Tuesday. She commented “wow, you have lost a lot of weight since Friday!” and I said “Well, the doctor told me to lose 5 pounds a month. I got right on it.”
Of course, it won’t be that much once I get hydrated.
Anyway – here we are, almost to the weekend. I am going to try making plans again and see if it goes better than last week.
There is much yard work still to be done. If we get a nice cool morning, I will work on it then.
The pool needs attention, I haven’t been in it in over a week!
Saturday afternoon is reserved for Whorls and Purls, and I am DETERMINED to go, after missing two nice fiber gatherings last weekend. I have loads of knitting and spinning still to do. (And always will, right?)
A and I have a semi-plan to go to Bagaduce Lunch for supper on Friday, if there is any point in going out to eat. I hope there is! We haven’t been there yet this summer, and I do love that place. She has Friday off from work, so we can eat early, before the crowds. I hope.
A trip to the Post Office is needed, I think I have a package or two on the way. Other than that, there is laundry and housework begging to be done, I will try to fit it in around all that other fun stuff.
We don’t happen to need a lot of groceries, since one of us didn’t eat all week, but I am pretty sure there are a few things that will need picking up, so I will do that while I am out and about.
I hope this weekend is much better than last weekend! And I hope that you all have a good weekend, too!