At the end of a GREAT week I’m sick.
Ugh, I have a virus. Hubby’s had it all week. He’s been very tired all week, running to the bathroom often, and just not feeling well. It hasn’t been enough to stop him from doing what he’s needed to do, but I think he would have rather napped a lot.
Last night, it started to hit me. I thought I’d just had a banana that wasn’t ripe enough. Umm, Let me explain, I have fructose malabsorption, bananas that aren’t ripe have more fructose than those that are ripe. By ripe, I mean with a LOT of spots, most Americans do not eat bananas that are really ripe. So I need to eat really ripe bananas, the banana I ate last night only had a couple of spots, when I had the first bite I thought, ummm, not quite ripe enough, but I ate it any way. My tummy bloated, more than it normally would just from a little banana, and it stayed bloated all night. In a couple of hours I started getting really hot, REALLY HOT. I got up and ran cold water over my hands and splashed it on my face. Suddenly I felt like I was going to pass out, Stuart had to help me back to bed. I quickly went to sleep.
This morning I woke to the feeling of having to go to the bathroom. Not a normal thing, but didn’t think much of it. I was happy I didn’t have a headache…again! That’s 4 days in a row now!! However, I noticed that I was still bloated. Not a good thing….wasn’t happy about that, but didn’t think much of it. Was just sad because I’ve been on an elimination diet and I’ve lost 3 1/2 inches from my tummy in the past 5 days, but I thought, this was just temporary. Perhaps I was reacting more to the banana because I had been avoiding all foods that I had been reacting to? I got dressed, even did a tiny bit of exercise…..just a few yoga poses, I’m trying to work on my balance a little since I’ve been feeling better. But I got a little light-headed, and laid down for a bit. Got my head together and went downstairs. Had my morning smoothie and played with the cat.
Suddenly I had to RUN to the bathroom. My stomach HURTS. I feel weak, tired, and overall just yucky. Now I have a headache too. I won’t be able to do things. I will be on the couch for the day. Hubby didn’t feel good for about a week, I hope I don’t feel like this for a week.
So Hubby’s little virus is hitting me hard.
I have found that this is often what happens when someone who is already chronically ill gets a little virus. We don’t have the little symptoms of a normally well person, our symptoms are much more profound. At least I’ve found that to be my personal case, and I’ve heard it from others….how about you? Do you find that a little virus, even a “little” cold hits you harder than the average person?
Now I think I’ll take a nap.