Monday, January 09, 2006

Sick Day

You know, I'm really getting tired of feeling bad.

I woke up at about 3 am with the sensation that a rabid wolverine was making a macrame wall hanging with my gut. I get episodes like this a couple of times a year; don't know why. Anyway, I was literally jacknifed in bed, writhing in pain and very nearly pushing my poor little geriatric dog onto the floor for hours on end, with fatigue from a sleepless night just adding to the misery, until I finally stumbled into the kitchen, nuked my mother's buckwheat-filled hot/cold shoulder throw that she uses for her neck problems, and then alternately lay on it and draped it over my tummy. This, unlike four Advil and Pepto ingested through the night, actually helped, and I finally fell asleep; I didn't get out of bed until about noon, and since then I've been engaging in low-impact pursuits like putting away the Christmas decorations.

But now I have a headache. And -- I don't want to get into the gory details, even though I've already shamelessly taken the blogosphere on a forced march through my underwear drawer, but for the past month I have been suffering from what the old patent medicine bottles called "ladies' complaints." Suffice it to say that my particular lady's complaint, if it continues for 19 more years, could earn me my own Bible story. (A coworker of mine noted that, if the universe's design really were intelligent, we'd have zippered uteri that we could just unzip and fold away if we weren't using them.)

I just feel so old today. My body is letting me down, all over the place. I don't much care for this medical thrill ride through middle age.

7 comments:

Emily said...

Ugh, sympathy and a shared love for warm things on upset stomachs (hot water bottle on this end).

Hope you're feeling better soon!

cheesehead said...

"Ladies complaints." Such a delicate name for such a ferocious problem. I hear ya...

bls said...

Yeah, sorry you're feeling so poorly. Wish I could send a nice hot cup of tea and some cinnamon toast through the routers....

Lutheran Zephyr said...

Hope and pray that you feel better soon!

Nicodemia said...

All my sympathy and hot water bottles on the way!!

Hate to say this, but bodies get more and more disgruntled as they get older!!!

Kathryn said...

Awww. Feel better soon, LC x

LutheranChik said...

Medical update: Feeling much better on the alimentary-canal front (although even today I'm walking a little stiffly -- my innards were really torqued yesterday, perhaps literally.) I think stress/angst is a part of it; and, in trying to Tuesday-morning quarterback some other contributing agents, I recall that the last time this happened to me I had also been eating grapes. I'm not sure if there's a real causal connection, but since they're usually not really my first choice of fruit anyway, I think I'll avoid them in the future.