Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sick as a dog

Yesterday was not a good day. At around 11am while I was having my shower, my guts clenched up and I started feeling nauseous. This didn't go away but I decided to endure it. I managed to get to work but the classes were killing me. I could barely stand up and walk around, and at times just sitting up was a struggle. After three lessons I surrendered and left work sick (I think this may be the first time I've missed work because I'm sick. The last sick day I recall was during second year at university). I went to a nearby doctor that spoke English and was informed I probably had gastroenteritis. The doctor gave me a prescription for some pills that were given to me in a set of sachets for each dose, which is good because there's six different pills, as well as a needle to help out. I had to get the needle in my but, which was a little embarrassing and a first (why can't all injections go into the arm?). After that I struggled home and lay in bed miserable for the rest of the day. I didn't get much sleep and still felt terrible this morning. However about 24 hours after the sordid affair began, my guts gave a giant heave and I puked up most of the water and ice cream I'd managed to consume in the previous 24 hours, which had a surprising positive effect on how I felt. Today I managed to get through work with nothing much more than a headache, but I wasn't able to finish the burger I got at McDonald's for breakfast/lunch/dinner (it was the first meal of the day but I ate it at around 6pm, and after this I'm going to eat another meal).

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6 comments:

Zetty Brake said...

Seriously Kevin. Your were sick and you ate ice cream? No wonder you didn't feel better. I am glad you feel better.

Chris_the_Blogger said...

I think it more remarkable that the first meal you ate when you felt good enough to make an attempt was McDonalds.

Esonlinji said...

The doctor said I should have a soft diet. I didn't have any soup or other softish foods available except for ice cream.

Chris_the_Blogger said...

And the McDonalds?

Esonlinji said...

McDonald's is perhaps the blandest source of food over here. The Koreans like their food spicy. So much so, I can not eat the instant noodles over here, they're too spicy.

Zetty Brake said...

soft food usually doesn't involve dairy products since usually diary and stomach issues don't mix.

I had the same problem in Thailand with the spicy food, but you get use to it and now I can out spice all the foreigners from home I know