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But, Sparky, you need to understand!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Being as sick as I've been, eating has been next to impossible. First, it's phenomenally painful to swallow anything other than tepid water--and even that hurts some. Second, my appetite has been pretty much zero, so what I've eaten has been the food I had to force down in order to take my antibiotic.

One 6 ounce yogurt just took me two hours to finish. That's how bad this is.

But when I run my daily nutrition report, Spark People is quite adamant about how I'm meeting my protein goal, but under on everything else. And encouraging me to do better, to not starve myself. I want to explain to it, "but I'm sick! Sick is different! I promise I'll eat better, just as soon as I'm not sick!"

Sparky's having none of that. It's encouraging, but definitely wants some kcal going down my throat.

My poor, raw, mangled throat.

I will do better. Soon. Honest.

  
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IMCG2012 3/19/2012 4:15AM

    Fell better soon, poor thing! And don't let Sparky give out to you, I bet he never had a sore throat to deal with in his life!
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EUPHRATES 3/19/2012 12:58AM

    Awwwwwww..
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BJUMPINGFORJOY 3/18/2012 10:51PM

    I hope you get to feeling better real soon. Having a very sore throat is not fun.

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MAGGIE101857 3/18/2012 5:38PM

    Feel better! My son just came down with the same thing - they put him on steroids and an antibiotic again. Wish they had taken out his tonsils last time, but they kept treating....now it's back again emoticon Poor kid....(he's 22)!!

At least try some tea or chicken broth.....or suck on popsicles???? Sugar free of course!! emoticon

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CURVYCHRISTY 3/18/2012 12:58PM

    I constantly get yelled at for burning TOO many calories. Somedays I just have more energy! Get better soon, Sparky doesn't know EVERYTHING, it's just an excellent tool for us to be guided in the right direction :)

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DESERTDREAMERS 3/18/2012 12:56PM

    Ignore Sparky - when you're sick, anything you can get to stay down, and any exercise you can get is the best you can hope for emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 3/18/2012 12:21PM

    I would just ignore Sparky - you will obey when you get better!

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NATPLUMMER 3/18/2012 12:07PM

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/18/2012 12:03PM

    It doesn't seem to understand sick. It yelled at me once for not being able to eat more than 300 calories one day. I hope you feel better soon.

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IWILLICANIAM 3/18/2012 11:51AM

    I hope you feel better soon dear! I am getting over the same darn thing! :( I found gargling Warm Salt water to help quite a bit. Also, if you can just eat a little bit of Ice cream, that will help calm your throat down. :D I do hope that you feel better!! :) I'm sure it understands... I mean Sparky is very understanding as far as I know :D So no worries. K?

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Frustration is...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Waking up thinking you might be feeling a little bit better--then swallowing water and being brought almost to your knees from the pain. I really want this to stop.

  
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WOLFSPIRITMOM 3/18/2012 11:40AM

    Feeling better, I hope? taking anything for it?

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K1TT3N 3/18/2012 12:15AM

    hope you feel better soon!

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NATPLUMMER 3/17/2012 10:45PM

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KITTY_M 3/17/2012 4:11PM

    I've had sore throats that bad before. It turned out to be strep. I hope you feel better soon.

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JMRUDY24 3/17/2012 3:22PM

    Hope you can get some rest and feel better very soon! emoticon

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HBARNES4 3/17/2012 12:25PM

  My husband has not been feeling well and complaining of his throat for the past 2 days. This month is one of the worst for the flu. Hope he is not catching it and hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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KARENDEE4 3/17/2012 11:47AM

    Oh my goodness that is a bad sore throat!

I wish there was something we could do to make you better.

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Not doing spectacularly here...

Friday, March 16, 2012

When the cast of South Park, Natalie Portman, and Charlton Heston are all sitting on your bed, coaxing you to drink some water, does that fall under the category of dream or hallucination?

Either way, the end result was that I woke up enough to reach for my cup, knocked it off the end table, and splashed about 30 ounces of water all over the bedroom floor. And none of them hung around to help me clean it up!

  
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KARENDEE4 3/17/2012 9:47AM

    Hope you feel better soon!

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LINOVER 3/16/2012 9:20PM

    Shame on them! Hope the morning brought a better day!

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TOWHEE 3/16/2012 8:21PM

    Well, the gall of them to not help out! emoticon

I hope you're feeling better in the morning.

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NATPLUMMER 3/16/2012 8:16PM

    A little bit of both, I think. I hope you feel better soon.
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Throat infection

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My uvula looks like a stalactite sporting a coat of green lichen. Swallowing takes an act of will. The doctor is concerned that my throat will swell closed and admonished me to call 911 at the first sign of shortness of breath.

So what's the first thing you do under such circumstances? Start breathing shallowly.

I'm quite a bundle of feverish misery, all made worse by the fact that my DH is out of town for a conference all weekend. I've been in bed all afternoon, arising only now to hydrate myself--actually eating is out of the question, save for a glass of milk. And then I will crawl back into bed and try to sleep the worst of this nightmare away.

  
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KARENDEE4 3/16/2012 8:39AM

    So sorry!! What a rough time you have been having.

I hope it heals quickly!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/15/2012 9:38PM

    I hope this is the worst of it and you will be on the mend tomorrow!

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APPLESBANANAS 3/15/2012 8:39PM

    Oh no! I hope this resolves for you soon! I like that you're focusing on staying hydrated. Good luck, being sick stinks.

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NDHUNTRESS 3/15/2012 8:04PM

    Sorry to hear you are so sick. If eating is difficult I suggest getting some protein shakes so that you get some much needed nutrition. Rest and feel better soon.

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NATPLUMMER 3/15/2012 7:29PM

    emoticon I hope some sleep does you good.

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LINOVER 3/15/2012 7:22PM

    Hope you feel better soon! If you can swallow anything, try a mug of hot lemonade. The citrus flavor seems to make my throat feel better.

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Sore throat and joint aches

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I do not like this, Sam I am. I'm so frustrated, seeing these beautiful days go by and not able to do much more than walk to the bathroom and back.

  
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OVERHAULING-ME 3/15/2012 12:44PM

    Sick? Again?!!! I'm so sorry! I know how you feel. I think I spent most of February feeling crummy! Take care of yourself!

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 3/15/2012 8:12AM

    Feel better soon!

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DANA48131 3/14/2012 9:31PM

    I'm so sorry to read that you are not feeling well. Sending wishes your way for a speedy recovery! Take care!

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K1TT3N 3/14/2012 5:40PM

    Sorry you are hope you feel better soon

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RICHILA 3/14/2012 12:22PM

    emoticonIt is hard enough being sick without it being gorgeous out. emoticon Feel better soon, my friend.

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NATPLUMMER 3/14/2012 12:16PM

    BOO!!! I hope you get better soon!!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/14/2012 10:33AM

    I hope it goes away soon!

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REYA-RLYEH 3/14/2012 10:30AM

    I can completely empathize... I hope you feel better soon!

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KARENDEE4 3/14/2012 10:00AM

    So sorry you are sick!

Feel better soon!

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