About 6 years ago I spent the day before Christmas in the hospital.? Actually it was an urgent care clinic located in a hospital, but I like to be dramatic and all.? It was the worst case of food poisoning I’ve ever experienced.? We were at the trusty sister-in-laws apartment and sleeping on the hide-away.? I woke up around midnight and rolled over to tell the trusty husband I thought I was going to be sick.? I ran to the bathroom and for the next 6 hours I threw up every 30 minutes.? There was not that much stuff in my stomach.? My sis-in-laws tried giving me everything they could think of, but it wouldn’t stay in long enough to make a difference.? When they finally agreed I should go to the hospital we had to time it just right.? Needless to say I didn’t make the car ride there without incident.? Funniest thing is the trusty brother-in-law slept through the whole thing.
My Christmas dinner that year consisted of crackers and 7-up.? Yummy.? I still can’t eat crab cakes or bread pudding to this day.? That’s a darn shame too because I really like bread pudding.
Every Christmas I am damned determined to not end up in the hospital for whatever reason.? Of course shouldn’t that be the goal of every day.? Honestly, who wakes up in the morning and says, “I think a trip to the ER would be nice this afternoon.”
Last week I woke up with a sore throat.? Lovely.? It never really manifest itself into anything other than that and an eventual stuffy nose.? A stuffy nose that is hanging on like bubonic plague.? Then the stuffy nose decided it wanted to share the love with my upper respiratory system.? Last night they ganged up on me and migrated to my stomach.? So now I have a horribly stuffy nose (with a solid #3 on the charts downgraded from a previous #4), a icky cough also producing a #3 and I feel like I’m going to throw up at any minute.? Which I almost did into my grocery cart this morning while picking up something for lunch.
The good thing is that I had an appointment with the needle doc this morning and she gave me some herb that are supposed to fix me right up and keep me away from the ‘regular doc.’? Problem is the herbs are the worst thing I have ever tasted in my entire life.? Seriously.? This stuff makes my ass tea taste like Liptons sweetened.? This is chug and chase with a gallon of OJ nasty.? Which I quite literally did.? But she assures me that I will be feeling better in no time.? I sure hope so.? I have Christmas shopping to finish.