Awww! I've missed my TCS family soooo much! Sorry i haven't been online since i got back home. I've been back in town since Tuesday night (Colin and I went on "vacation" to Alabama for a few days to see his family and house sit for his mom/dad) The trip to Alabama went suprisingly wonderful- Colin and I worked things (some of ya'll may remember our little tiff before we went out of town) out and my sister and his friend came over while we were gone to watch our dogs (indoors) and let them out 4x a day. The actual trip to Alabama was great- i guess we just needed some time to destress and hang out- that was awesome. We also got to see the Pompeii exhibit while we were in Mobile- it was really neat- i definitely recommend it to everyone if it comes to your city. / Here's the bad part though - the kicker was the trip back home. I was sick as a dog! I wasn't feeling well the Tuesday before we left to come home (it's about a 6 hour drive from Mobile,AL to Memphis,TN give or take traffic/road conditions). As soon as we left to come home though- i got violently ill. I threw up the entire car ride back home. At first i didn't know what was wrong- i do have Vertigo (treated by mediciation and it is usually under control with that) so i wasn't sure if it was just a little motion sickness or what. But it got worse- we had to pull over every few minutes so i could go throw up on the side of the road or stop into a restroom. To make things even more peachy- the interstate was soooo bumpy/rough in spots we were driving on- that did NOT help the whole feeling nauscious thing one bit. We had to stop every few minutes the entire way back. That was the worst car ride of my life It was definitely one of those times i was wishing i could snap my fingers and be at home After almost 8 hours for what should have been a 6 hour trip home (we had to stop every few minutes and i kept getting sick) we finally got back home. I was sick the rest of the night to the point that i couldn't even keep down water or pedialyte popcicles. So yesterday morning i made an emergency doctors appointment.So while Colin was at work yesterday, my mom (bless her! took me in to the office. I have Colitious which she thinks is from food poisioning (the thing that stinks is i tried to eat really healthy the entire time i was out of town- think baked chicken and roasted turkey and salads when we went out to eat- geesh!)AND i have the stomach bug that's been going around! This is aweful. It's caused my colon to start bleeding really bad (they had to do some tests at the doctors office yesterday- that's how they diagnosed the colitious). It's also near that time of the month- so that coupled with my already exisiting GI issues (IBS, Gastroparesis, and PCOS) i'm killed over with cramps. So yeah.....nice trip home from Alabama! Instead of enjoying my days off work i'm doped up on antiboitics. The positive thing though- I'm home with my furbabies- so sick or not i'm happy. Also- the other wonderful foster mommy who had my little bitty kittens has kindly said she would watch them a few days longer for me while i'm sick so that i don't have to worry about. (no way i could do a feeding every 3-4 hours right now for infant kittens.) Also- while i was out of town, both Ivy and Iris my older foster girls got spayed and found wonderful forever homes. So that is my positive note to my rant. / Also- does anyone else have Colitious or had it and how long did it take for you to feel better? The doctor said mine should go away once my colon starts to heal from the meds. Thanks for letting me rant. I've missed you all dearly!!! I was definitely having TCS withdrawls!
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3/22/07 at 8:16pm