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02 February 2009 @ 02:56 pm
Apparently I switched around my necklace too soon  
I think I have E. coli. Not the lethal version, mind, but it still sucks. I got some sort of stomach flu, or maybe it was food poisoning, on Thursday night (notable food consumed for dinner: salad, harbinger of all things illness related). When the accompanying lethargy finally lifted somewhat Friday evening, we went out to this famous local burger place. I told Jack to order mine well done, because I had no interest in taking chances with my food after going through the crap (take that however literally you would like to) I had gone through the night before. So Jack goes and orders it medium, because that was what was recommended on the menu. Despite me explicitly saying, "I know medium is recommended, but I want it well done, because I'm not taking chances, given that I'm still not feeling so great." (And yes, I normally order my own food, but this place was the sort where you order up at the counter, and it was really crowded, so Meghan and I held seats for us while Jack went and did the ordering. Incidentally, he also ordered my burger with American cheese despite my explicit instructions to go with cheddar. He knows how I think American cheese is processed crap, so why on earth would he think I want it? *sigh*) Well, anyway, the burger came back more like medium rare, and not being the sort of person who returns food, I sucked it up and ate it anyway. And have been sick ever since.

So I'm not sure if it was the salad Thursday night, the burger Friday night, both, or just some completely non-food-related stroke of bad luck, but yeah, I'm not doing so great when it comes to the good ol' digestive tract, and that's making me lethargic and dehydrated. Thankfully, it's definitely not my chronic intestinal condition come back to haunt me; I know the signs of that one, and these are not even close to them. This is more like what happened 10 years ago after I ate a restaurant salad (note a pattern here?), and after blood tests and whatnot, my GI doc said he thought it was E. coli, and he prescribed me an antibiotic, which solved the problem. I've got an appointment with him on Wednesday afternoon, so I'm just going to hang in there until then. It's not dire, but it's not fun either, especially when you have a small, but very energetic, child crawling all over your home.

The good news is that Meghan is finally napping! Consistently! Without hours of screaming! After a few days in which Jack and I were really strict about putting her down in the afternoon when we knew she was tired and letting her cry herself to sleep without checking in on her at all (apparently that last part was key!), she now allows us to put her in her crib for a nap. Oh, she complains, but it lasts for maybe 30 seconds max, and not even that much, and then once we're out of the room, she pulls up her lamb doll, lays her head on it, and goes to sleep. She doesn't seem to nap for much more than 40 minutes to an hour but it's something, and I'll take it!

Speaking of sleep, I've been having the most retarded-ass dreams. In one of them, I wasn't sure who Meghan's father was (I think I've been watching too much Maury...); it was between an old friend from high school who has since made it to some degree on Broadway and in Hollywood (he was the choice I was hoping for) or...wait for it...WILLIAM SHATNER. WHAT. THE. HELL. Apparently, I didn't think it was important to have a family discount on Priceline. I blame the E. coli. And Canada. (Hey, it works! William Shatner is Canadian!)
Current Mood: a'ight
Spicedogs: Arrogant Wormsspicedogs on February 2nd, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
OMG, I didn't know that Shatner was Canadian. That ruins my love for the Canadian comedy group, the Arrogant Worms. Sad, very sad.
Miss Sophia: Moody Mentosmiss_sophia on February 2nd, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
I will admit that I Googled his name with the express hope that he was, so that I could go ahead and blame Canada...and I got lucky! But it's not like he's an Arrogant Worm himself, so I think you're safe there. ;)
Spicedogs: Happinessspicedogs on February 2nd, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
But I like Canada. Shatner ruins my predilection for the country. And to think, I could have lived in Canada. But then you would not have existed. This is better.
Miss Sophia: Happy Bunny - World revolves around memiss_sophia on February 3rd, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
We're supposed to blame Canada, you see!
Lucretia my reflection: Valentine's Day bite me candy heartagameofthree on February 2nd, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Sounds more like a nightmare! o_O Sorry you're not feeling well, though. I had food poisoning once, and yeah. No.

Feel better soon!
Miss Sophia: Candy heart - Bite memiss_sophia on February 3rd, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
Thanks. Between the Norwalk virus, E. coli, and good ol' fashioned food poisoning, it's always the salads that are doing me in.
Frankiefrankieb_sq87 on February 2nd, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Bwahahahahaha! You gotta love the sickness induced dreams. . . Shatner? Definitely classy.
Miss Sophia: HSR - Weirded out!miss_sophia on February 3rd, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
My crappy sleep schedule (due to Meghan's nightly wakeups -- currently scheduled at 3 am and 6 am, it seems) gives me wack dreams to begin with, so sickness dreams on top of it all...yeaaaaahhh. I won't even get into the dreams I had about running a weight-loss clinic and signing Meghan up for therapy only to get sexually harassed by the therapist. o.O
author_by_night: harry/ginny clings by katieayauthor_by_night on February 2nd, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* I hope you feel better soon!

(I think I've been watching too much Maury...)

And the Quiller/87er still in me laughs that a show about exposing illegitimate children is called Maury.

Miss Sophia: All Your OTPs Are Belong to Weasleymiss_sophia on February 3rd, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)

And... *flail* I don't even remember what the Maury stuff was! And it was just three short years ago that I undertook the quest! *kicks memory* The only thing that's coming to mind is the boyfriend of a certain flamboyant gingerhead Gemini, but I think I'm wrong on that one. *kicks memory again*
author_by_night: Harry Who? by author_by_nightauthor_by_night on February 5th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
You know, someone wrote a fanfic where Ron and their OC - "loosely" based off a SQ mod - had a love child named Maury. The chapter itself was very long.


Edited at 2009-02-05 01:01 am (UTC)
alabastardalabastard on February 2nd, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
I love rare steak and beef, but there are only a few places I will order it .... luckily one of them is very close to us. Hope you feel better soon.
Miss Sophia: Happy faces - on child's feetmiss_sophia on February 3rd, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Jack's one for the rare steaks, too. He likes 'em mooing, almost! I enjoy medium (and maybe even medium rare) when it comes to steak, but not so much with the burgers. I bet it was the salad, though. If it is, this will be the fourth or fifth salad that's taken me down; I can't remember. Moral of the story: GO FOR THE GREASE; SKIMP ON THE SALAD! ;)
The Former Draco Malfoyalabastardragon on February 3rd, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Take care as E Coli can be very serious!! :-( *sends you healing* I would suspect it was either the burger, salad or both but dont go there again! *hugs*
Miss Sophia: Candy heart - *HUGS*miss_sophia on February 3rd, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! *HUGS* I am very much looking forward to getting an antibiotic on Wednesday (although NOT looking forward to paying for it, since I have to pay full price until I meet the deductible of my new insurance plan...a woe I'm sure you know quite well, too *sigh*).
The Former Draco Malfoy: dragon glitteryalabastardragon on February 5th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
I know that Walgreens (I think) here is giving people free antibiotics at the moment so maybe theyre doing it where you are?
~Lirpa~: WTF? Deskatje0711 on February 3rd, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
William Shatner??? WTF?? Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!

So glad to hear Meghan's napping!!!!