Monday, June 30, 2008

Son of a..

God Dammit. I'm sorry to swear so much but seriously. 2 gluten-free weeks of stomach joy and I had to go and jinx it. I had lunch out with my sister today and ate a gluten-free, perfectly healthy lunch (salad, grilled fish plain, sauteed spinach) and within an hour came home and was violently, violently ill. There was blood involved. That's all I'll say. Blood, pain and oh, just take my word for it it was terrible. This is not food poisoning because my sister was fine and ate the same things and I have no fever. Five hours later I'm feeling well enough to eat rice for dinner with a little sprite and I may have a banana. So I was violently ill all afternoon and watched "The Prestige" which was excellent. I really liked it. Not that I'm all that into giving movie reviews or anything, but it was really good.

The good news is that my sister has given me full permission to write her story which no longer makes me feel icky. You know, sometimes you don't want to write about your family's drama unless they say its ok, and she did, so give me some time to recover and we'll finish the funeral story and I'll begin my sister's saga. It's long. It's like a soap opera (maybe like Falcon Crest?). You all will love it.

10 comments:

joannabug said...

Hey there!

I'm a longtime lurker here. You have one of the funniest blogs I've ever read.

Anyways, you might want to get your stomach condition checked out, if you haven't. I know, ick. But they can do a fairly simple test for celiac condition.

My DH has an auto-immune disease, ulcerative colitis, and it sounds similar to some of the stuff you're describing. It can be controlled, though.

Anyway, thanks for such a wonderful blog. I laugh out loud almost every time I read it, unless you've made me cry instead.

Green said...

So sorry you got that violently ill. Hope you're back to your self very soon.

the Bag Lady said...

You don't have to post this comment, but I wanted to say that you need to see a doctor - it sounds to me as though you may have colitis or irritable bowel syndrome, especially if there is blood in your stool, which is what I'm assuming from your post. Please get yourself checked out. I truly enjoy reading your blog, and would hate to think of anything preventing you from writing it! Selfish bitch that I am.

Cinderella of the Law Library said...

You should definitely go see a doctor. It could be colitis or diverticulits. I have a friend who has it and even something like a salad can set her off sometimes because the seeds from tomatoes and even lettuce pieces get stuck in the pockets of your colon. Okay that was gross, sorry. It could also be a reaction to your body ridding itself from the toxins by being gluten free and eating healthy. I had been on cleanse for my ibs awhile ago but like two weeks after it while still eating healthy, I got really sick and having all kinds of odd reactions which was just a sort of delayed reaction to everything.

Anonymous said...

I had this incident once, where I went to the bathroom and everything was very loose and I turned to flush and it was all red. I freaked when it happened several more times in a few hours. Went to an emergency room they were kind of dismissive that maybe I ate something red, until it happened there and I was like, "look." I got a colonoscopy and they gave me antibiotics and never really new what happened, but it cleared up. Wouldn't hurt to have it checked out.

Missicat said...

Poor thing...sounds painful!Would defintely see the doctor if blood was involved.
Can't wait for the next story installment!

NeekoalinAZ said...

1. See a doctor - I cannot get through my work day without you so I want you well.

2. I cannot wait for your sister's story.

3. Bug hugs while you are sick. I had the same thing and it turned out there was an issue that had to be fixed surgically. The good part was I lost 20lbs in the process! :-)

floridagirl said...

I have similar episodes. Was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome but it seems like it is so random.
Restaurants often cook with certain oils that may be upsetting to your stomach. I do better when I tend to eat at home.
It's a real bummer, though, and I feel your pain. (literally)

Holly said...

Sheesh, that sounds perfectly horrible. Hope you feel better.

Dippy Chick said...

Sorry I haven't been commenting lately. Our house is for sale and we have to keep it really clean, which isn't easy with 2 little boys! (We're moving from NH to Charlotte, NC!)
Anyway, did I mention that I thought gluten was your problem? I went GF for 4 years and only recently fell off the wagon because I found out that I'm allergic to like a bazillion foods including sugar, eggs, yeast, coffee, dairy, garlic and more. Gluten didn't show up but I suspect it's because I wasn't eating it. Anyway, I feel like shit and need to go GF again. I don't seem to have celiac (tested negative) but I definitely have an intolerance. I might be able to enjoy a little gluten now and then.
Anyway, I suspected gluten issues with you and don't know if I voiced that. If I didn't I'm so sorry! I hope you are feeling better. Oh, and by the way, your blog is the only one I read on a regular basis. I love your writing. Happy 4th of July!
Chris

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