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On The Couch

Yesterday I came down with some kind of bug, feeling worse and worse as the day went on. At first I thought it was just my sinuses, but gradually I became more and more nauseated, and tired. And achy. I spent half of the afternoon laying on the couch, and the other half wandering around the house in a fog, trying to feel better. I wondered if I had eaten something that I shouldn’t have, or if I might be coming down with the flu.

By evening, I was so nauseated that I didn’t even feel like I’d be able to eat dinner. This, my friends, is a major thing. (“Unfortunately”, I’m always able to eat.) My sister spent two hours roasting vegetables and making a beautiful pasta dish (with homemade garlic bread) for dinner, and I was only able to eat a serving size that would be appropriate for a one-year-old before I decided it was best to throw in the towel and go to bed.

It was 7:30.

For the next several hours I fell in and out of sleep as I struggled with cold sweats, extreme nausea, and thoughts that I was, perhaps, dying. I honestly can’t remember the last time I felt that bad.

I’m not quite as nauseated today, but still don’t feel like myself. I have spent the day laying around on the couch with Roxie, who seems to love that I’m actually sitting still for once. And sitting still I am. I’m not working; in fact, I just opened up my laptop for the first time since yesterday around 4:00 (to 96 new emails: zoinks!). I’m not reading, I’m not doing anything except dozing and watching tv. It feels glorious.

Speaking of glorious…I’m closing my laptop back up. I’ve got a date with “Pretty in Pink”.

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  • Jenn September 9, 2011, 4:17 pm

    Give my love to Duckie! I do hope you feel better soon. I hope my message didn’t send you my cooties. 😉

    • Melisa September 9, 2011, 5:32 pm

      Thanks Jenn. And I don’t THINK I got your cooties, but who knows? 🙂

  • Taryn September 9, 2011, 4:26 pm

    Yikes! Feel better soon, Melisa. Tell Ducky I said hi.

    • Melisa September 9, 2011, 5:32 pm

      Thanks Taryn. I did tell him, and he says hi back, and “MWAH!”

  • Mom24@4evermom September 9, 2011, 5:27 pm

    Not good. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

    Did I miss something? Is your sister living with you permanently?

    • Melisa September 9, 2011, 5:32 pm


      No, not PERMANENTLY, but for a while! 🙂

  • Tara R. September 9, 2011, 6:35 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better soon.

    • Melisa September 9, 2011, 9:22 pm

      Thanks, Tara: I’m finally feeling more human this evening. 🙂

  • Sally September 9, 2011, 7:55 pm

    I’m sorry you aren’t feeling well. Would a pickle and ice cream help? Maybe you are you know what! 🙂

    • Melisa September 9, 2011, 9:23 pm

      OOH, you are a troublemaker! I am NOT you-know-what! 🙂

  • As Cape Cod Turns September 9, 2011, 8:10 pm

    My poor Melisy!!! Want me to come out and nurse you back to health? I would bring my own mask and bottle of Purel, but I would make you a little nest on the couch and some chicken noodle soup. Poor thing. Feel better!!!!

    • Melisa September 9, 2011, 9:23 pm

      Yes! Can you come tomorrow?

  • Heather September 9, 2011, 10:19 pm

    I hope you feel better!