Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Friday, June 09, 2006

Slowly Crawling Back From The Barbie Sized Stomach

Um, hi.

I know it has been a while but, MAN, I am sick. Tried to go to the doc but couldn’t make it because of the puking so we had a telephone appointment instead. So here is the scoop. I got some sort of stomach flu or infection that started a long downward spiral of irritation, pain and nausea. Gastroenteritis. My stomach is so ulcerated and irritated it is making my diaphragm irritated too. Do you know what that means? Hiccups half a dozen times a day.

The plan is that I have to take these 2 medications and so far they have brought things down to a dull roar. I am still super weak and dizzy since I have basically not eaten for 2 weeks. Tiny sips of water is what I can manage right now. Nausea is always lurking around to jump out screaming at any time with any provocation. My doc encouraged me to try a little food last night so I had 3 sips of broth and 3 saltine crackers and it took every ounce of willpower in my body not to hurl that back up again. THIS IS SOOOO FRUSTRATING. Apparently my stomach has shrunk down to an ineffective nubbin from The Great Sushi Maw it once was.

Did I mention I am totally phobic about vomiting? Oh yeah. Throw that into the mix and you get a daily freak out too and stress levels off the planet.

I have essentially been in bed for a couple weeks while my apartment is a mess and needs to be packed for my move at the end of the month. My landlord is going to start showing my suite this weekend and I will have to hide all the barf bags and strategically placed buckets and then physically hide myself in my car with a container of sorts while the tour goes on. Barfing while somebody views your place is not a great selling point.

Sorry that I have not been posting or commenting or phoning or even talking to you when you stand over my sorta emaciated (the bum fat has proven to be very stubborn but my abs look great) form in bed. I just feel hela icky.

But I miss you.


hemlock said...

Oh no Kranki, that sounds horrible!!!

Your stomach will return to the once triumphant MAW. I am confident.

Hopefully Yoshi is giving you the cuddles you deserve!

Sharkey said...

Oh man, you poor thing! I'm sorry you're feeling crappy, and for such a long time! Plus, hiccups are the worst. Well okay, maybe second-worst after vomiting.

Thanks for updating us. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Squirl said...

Is Yoshi breathing sweet smellies in your face while you're nauseated?

You poor thing. I hope this medicine works really fast for you. Is anybody able to help you pack so you can move?

Take care. We miss you, too.

Twisteduterus said...

oh sheesh--
i understand nthe puke phobia--me gots one too.
i hope your meds do make you feel better ..sooon.

miss you

circe said...

Stacie my dear, I am soooooooo sorry. I too suffer from hurlitis. I detest barfing. Thank god I do NOT barf. Well rarely. Even the flu has to fight with me not to send me to the toity. The good news is the sleek and slender you that will emerge! I'm trying to look at the bright side. This is what I did after spending a week in the DR. Um, I was on the potty ALOT and lost some much needed pounds. Didn't gain it back. Happy American Camper. :)

luv ya,

kalki said...

I miss you, too.

Also, I am finally getting around to mailing you Anderson Cooper - my friend had borrowed my Vanity Fair and I just got it back yesterday.

Feel better, babe.

Keri said...

Do feel better. I'm so sorry you aren't well. I'm thinking of you and sending you "get over the puke" vibes. ;) Last time I felt like that it was after I ate some truly vile soup. Had nothing to do with a virus. You're in my thoughts.

Leigh-Ann said...

I've checked in a few times in the past week hoping for updates, and I'm glad to see you might be on the mend.

My nausea hints are popsicles and Gatorade. Easy to get down and not too bad coming up :)

Feel better soon!

whfropera said...

road trip to VC to help vK move...

happy and blue 2 said...

Miss you too. Sorry you are not feeling well..

eclectic said...

Gah! Hurling is not the ab exercise I would prescribe for you, darling, but it is effective at working those muscles I guess. Damn, I'm sorry you're still so battered by this nasty virus - hope your new Rx kicks it in the ass very soon.

alan said...

I didn't think you had much of anything to spare to begin with!

Glad there might be light at the end of such a long dark tunnel!

Missed you, and thinking of you...


east village idiot said...

Kranki -

I think you should stay with your parents until you feel better. You shouldn't have to go through extra stress with the apartment showing.

I'm right there with you in the bark-a-phobia department.

spoonleg said...

You poor thing! I feel terrible for you. I hope things simmer down soon, and you get back to eating all of your favorite nummies again!

For now, snuggle with uoshi and try to remain as stress-free as possible! XOXOX

mrtl said...

Poor Kranki! I'm just catching up on all your posts from the last too long to mention. Great news about the move!

Squirl said...

I hope you're feeling better today.

Jeannette said...

Hope you are feeling better today. I can't imagine being sick and having to deal with lookeeloo's poking around the house. So here's hoping the flu and all its hellishness is gone and your energy has returned. Take care.

Annejelynn said...

I've been meaning to say this for basically a year, but could never start typing it without getting emotional - - you're a tough woman and your strength to battle breast cancer is not only admirable, but also an inspiration to others. bless you!