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post #31 of 47
I'm sorry you're feeling so awful Heidi

Please take care of yourself and try to get some sort of liquid down. I second the pedialyte idea. It couldn't hurt to try it. It may be easier on your stomach than the gatorade.
post #32 of 47
Hope you feel better today, Heidi.

The old BRAT diet - bananas, rice, applesauce, toast - is a good diet when your tummy isn't cooperating. Nice and bland but nutritious.
post #33 of 47
i would skip the gatorade/pedialyte and get some SmartWater instead... no sugar or artificial coloring... just water and electrolytes.

feel better soon. (=
post #34 of 47
Heidi, I hope you're feeling better now and that Earl and your furry nursemaids are taking good care of you.
post #35 of 47
Thread Starter 
I think I have finally turned the corner. I actually felt hungry tonight. Which I should have...I haven't really eaten anything except crackers and broth, a little rice and 2 pieces of toast since Friday. So I made a bigger serving of rice and actually ate it all. My stomach isn't entirely happy, but everything is staying where it should.

Strange_Wings, I should clarify...the worst of the symptoms were GI, but the horrible aches and pains, intense fatigue, cold-sweat/fever, and intensifying of all the "normal" symptoms I have with MS definitely weren't GI. The GI problems also really stuck out to me because I usually get nauseous and stomach cramping when I'm sick, but I rarely actually throw up. So doing so for hours on end, and more than one day, was definitely bad for me. And because I have MS, which is an auto-immune disorder to begin with, and the treatment with the interferon that I'm on is actually trying to stifle the immune system so it will slow down in attacking the myelin sheath around the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord) nerves...well, it's pretty common for people with MS to get colds and viruses worse than most. Especially when they're in a flare, which I am. So not only did I get the worst bug going right now, I got it worse than most. Oh lucky me!

But I know that this isn't nearly as bad as many others get sick. Heck, after thinking about it, I was definitely more sick when I was 5 and had Scarlet Fever (but since I was so young and so sick, I don't remember most of that, thank goodness!).

Thank you all for those powerful TCS Vibes! I know it's helping me kick this bug!!
post #36 of 47
I'm so sorry. I so can not handle being sick.
post #37 of 47
I am so glad you are feeling better, Heidi. But still take it easy while your body is recouping. You dont want to a relapse, especially taking the Interferon. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and send you lots of recovery vibes
post #38 of 47
Vibes that you've really turned the corner and you're going to feel better from now!
post #39 of 47
Heidi,

I am so sorry I missed this (haven't been skimming messages in the lounge much lately). I am glad you are beginning to feel better...still take it easy, sometimes you feel better before your body is ready to charge back into daily routines
post #40 of 47
Heidi, I also missed this thread..I'm glad you are doing better now...keep resting and lots of liquids!
post #41 of 47
Glad to hear you're feeling more human, Heidi. for continued improvement.
post #42 of 47
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I am so glad you are feeling better, Heidi. But still take it easy while your body is recouping.
Give yourself plenty of time to make a complete recovery before you go back to work, okay? Be gentle with yourself.
post #43 of 47
Oh, that sounds bad. I don't necessarily get a bad cold per season, but I usually get bad GI symptoms a few times a year. It does cause havoc on the body. Poor you!

Sending for a continued recovery, Heidi.
post #44 of 47
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Give yourself plenty of time to make a complete recovery before you go back to work, okay? Be gentle with yourself.
I wish it were that easy! I'm back at work on my normal schedule. I don't have any more vacation time accrued or sick time. And there are deadlines to meet...and the bosses do get annoyed if anyone is out more than one day sick. I was out 2 days, though I did work at home the 2nd day. Small company and there really isn't anyone who can pick up the slack, so unless you're in the hospital, it's just not OK to be out. It's not ideal, but that's life.

I just need to get my husband to realize that just because I ate almost one semi-real meal doesn't mean I'm well. He's talking about going to an all-you-can-eat Sushi place tomorrow. Um, I don't think that's a good idea.
post #45 of 47
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I just need to get my husband to realize that just because I ate almost one semi-real meal doesn't mean I'm well. He's talking about going to an all-you-can-eat Sushi place tomorrow. Um, I don't think that's a good idea.
Eww Mine jumps the gun like that, too. I think it's partly denial since they can't make us better.

Glad to hear your feeling somewhat better.
post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
I wish it were that easy! I'm back at work on my normal schedule. I don't have any more vacation time accrued or sick time. And there are deadlines to meet...and the bosses do get annoyed if anyone is out more than one day sick. I was out 2 days, though I did work at home the 2nd day. Small company and there really isn't anyone who can pick up the slack, so unless you're in the hospital, it's just not OK to be out. It's not ideal, but that's life.

I just need to get my husband to realize that just because I ate almost one semi-real meal doesn't mean I'm well. He's talking about going to an all-you-can-eat Sushi place tomorrow. Um, I don't think that's a good idea.
Do you want me to hit him over the head for you? It sounds like you picked up a Norovirus - really nasty! I hope you can rest up over the weekend, Heidi.
post #47 of 47
I hope you are feeling better soon!

Whats a Norovirus?
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