Tuesday, 17 June 2008

One Must Remain Positive!!!

I was rudely awakened last night, or rather early this morning, by some uncomfortable abdominal pains. I sat up and realized I needed to get to the loo...pronto.

So there I found myself with buttocks glued to the loo having, well, uhm, er....an arseplosion - to put it bluntly. Holy hannah, what the heck did I eat tonight?!

I had hoped that that was the last of it. Alas, it wasn't. For the next hour I hung out in my bathroom, doubled over in discomfort whilst repeating the following mantra in hopes that the hell would end, 'I am healthy, whole and complete. I am healthy, whole and complete. Urgh.'.

I had flashbacks of the two times in my life that I have battled the Norwalk virus. I thought I was in the clear at this point because there was only one end being affected by whatever was attacking my intenstines. Okay, it can't be Norwalk then. Phew!

Finally I was able to get back to bed. I felt a little better and thought perhaps that was the end of it.

At 5am my alarm went off. I got up in an attempt to get ready to work, and that's when I was stopped in my tracks by an intense pain....and the feeling that I was going to chunder. Of course the first word into my brain was 'Crap!'. I realized what a lousy choice of words that was in short order.

Again I found myself with tushy firmly planted on the porcelain throne. Admittedly I wasn't feeling very Princess like. This time I also had a bucket in front of me. Sigh. I started to sweat and I swear I soaked through my night clothes within in a minute. Eeep.

I shall spare the remainder of the gory details...what I've shared is nasty enough. Suffice it to say, it wasn't pretty!

When I finally crawled back into bed I started repeating my mantra...and then I gave thanks. Thank you, thank you, thank you Universe for doing this to me now rather than the day before or the day of the race. Yes, it's very uncomfortable. Yes, it's quite nasty. I can handle this now. I refuse to panic. I will remain positive! Some days it pays to be able to dig deep and find the 'Little Miss Sunshine' within!

I was able to get some more sleep this morning and I'm feeling better although not 100%. I think perhaps this is more a case of food poisoning, rather than the flu. I'm not sure what the heck I ate though - that does worry me a wee bit. I'm feeling more settled now, although my stomach is still a bit tweaky.

Now it's time to replace all the fluids I lost. Bring on the ginger tea!

Peace out my friends!


  1. You are all crazy Zen like! Seriously chillaxed. Feel better soon zen master!

  2. I hope this passes quickly, no pun intended and that you are your happy normal self for the trip and race.

    I've written about 3 more paragraphs to this note and deleted them all. Simply too many double entendres.

    Get better soon!

  3. No more crap.No more yak!!
    Onward ho!! Drink your tea and hydrate - you'll be FINE!!!

  4. What a time to be nailed! You are so right -- good thing that this hit you now then the day before.

    You stay in bed, drink that tea, and heal up nice and strong!

  5. Wow that musta been scary, so close to your race. I'm glad it's over now and that you're on the up and up. As Julie said hydrate and you should be fine. :D