Monday, March 7, 2016

Timing—It Can Suck

I had it all planned out. Packed my laptop. Made sure my Nook was charged. Ready to spend the day editing and reading at the hospital while my hubby had his tonsils removed.

The alarm was set for 5:30am (we had to be at the hospital by 6:30). I woke up at 2:15am.

Apparently I ate something Thursday night that had more than the ingredients listed. Something with a little bug. I was up every few minutes. By the time 5:30 came, I was exhausted.

Did I get any editing done? Nope.

Did I get any reading done? Very little.

Did I get a lot of sleep later? You betcha.

Since hubby has sleep apnea, the doctor wanted to keep him overnight to make sure he wouldn’t have any problem breathing. So I left the hospital early, came home, and crashed.

Then I thought I was gonna die.

I know, dramatics. But I did have a fever of 101 so cut me some slack.

Apparently food poisoning hits 1 in 6 people a year. I feel I’ve been that one too many times. It’s awful and drains you like nothing else can.

By Saturday I was feeling well enough to clean up the mess I had made on Friday (which turned out to be less than I thought—thank goodness!) and take a shower. And I was able to drive hubby home. After that? Yeah, I wasn’t in the mood to do much more.

Really, the timing couldn’t have been more horrible. At a time when my hubby needed me the most, I couldn’t be there. And the time I needed him, he couldn’t. It sucked!

At least by Sunday I felt well enough to finish the edits on A Vampire Wedding and return it to my editor. Something I had hoped to have done on Friday. Or even Saturday. Oh well. Better late than never, right?

So… Have you ever been that 1 in 6? I hope not. I don’t wish that stuff on anyone.



JeffO said...

I was that one in six. Picked it up at my cousin's wedding. I think I can go so far as to say I wouldn't wish that 24 hours of misery on my worst enemy. The only thing in its favor is it's over fast, though it sure doesn't feel like it when you're in the midst of it.

I take it your husband's surgery went well, at least?

Maria Zannini said...

Oh, you poor thing! I hope you're feeling better now.

I had a stomach bug just last year. I call it the Supermodel Diet because I can't keep anything inside of me. Ha!

Stick with dry toast and rest. Take care.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - My misery lasted a bit more than 24 hours, and the recovery is just as frustrating. At least I feel better NOW. And hubby is recovering. Having a hard time swallowing, which was to be expected.

Maria - I rested all weekend. As well as I could, anyway. All that sleep really helped. Glad to be up and about today.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Ugh, that's awful! I'm glad to hear you're better, and hope hubby's doing OK. Never had food poisoning that I'm aware of, though I have had norovirus, and that's bad enough. Good job getting those edits done when you were able!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - You don't know how GLAD I am at getting my edits back to my editor. I was barely home today to do any kind of writing! I think tomorrow will be close of the same. Oh well...

The Happy Whisk said...

I don't know where they get 1 and 6 because just based on the friends and family that I know, it's WAY more than that that have gotten it.

Glad you're better now though.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - I don't know... 1 out of every 6 is kind of a lot. Actually, it's way too many!