Sick On The Ground

Peter making me laugh by using my “pocket” to store my saltine crackers.

Sorry for the lack of post this week but I’ve been horribly sick. I haven’t been able to keep much food or liquids in my stomach since Sunday morning. I first thought it was food poisoning but had to rule that out after it lasted longer than 48 hours. Monday I went to urgent care and had to get a few bags of saline solution pumped into me. They were worried about my head and neck aches but the fluids made me feel better so I went home. Tuesday morning my head and neck aches were much worse so Peter packed me up to take me to the emergency room, better to be safe than sorry.  I spent a total of ten hours there and it felt like I got so much saline solution pumped into me so that I was now a human floaty device, lol. You would think not having anything in your tummy for that many days would not make you feel so bloated! They did a spinal tap to test for meningitis. This made me really scared because of the risks associated with it. Luckily the test was negative, which ment I just had a bad viral infection and needed to let it pass. After they got my fever down from 102 they started the release process. Thursday I attempted to go to work but after 2 hours of sitting at my desk my headache was so strong I felt I was going to faint. Last night my headaches had gotten so bad we went back to the ER. It seems that bad headaches are a side effect of the spiral tap.  So good news/ bad news I just had to stay laying down as much as possible for the spinal tap fluids to replenish themselves. Today I’m feeling much better but my headaches are still there. I hope that this weekend I can kick the rest of this virus. Its been a miserable experience. Thankfully I had Peter to help take care of me. Poor Peter, he has been such a great boyfriend and nurse, I’m not sure how I’ll ever pay him back! In case you’re wondering I did make my cashew cheese last weekend and it turned out great. But I didn’t get to eat much of it yet. When I get better I’ll pass the recipe along. 



has been so good taking care of me this week. He says I’m a good patient but I know how hard hours in the ER can be.

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Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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One Response to Sick On The Ground

  1. Mandi says:

    Love you! Feel better Riblet!! Sorry I didn’t call you back, 2x. Sincerely sorry!!! XOXOXOXO!!

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