Sunday, February 03, 2013
Friday I did something I haven't done in over 3 years - I called out of work sick. I was convinced the flu finally had a grip on me - nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, chills and sweats, achiness in the joints, super-sensitivity in my skin... because I work in food service I am required to bring in a doctor's note saying that I am OK to work again. So about noon I trudged off to the ER (no health insurance, in spite of King Obama's insistance we all have access to affordable health insurance) and spent the afternoon there. Turns out it was not the flu at all, but a UTI. None of the usual UTI symptoms, so I never would have guessed in a million years. They gave me some IV fluids, then a prescription for some antibiotics and something for the nausea, and sent me home. The past 2 days have been basically eat soup, drink juice, and sleep. I don't feel a whole lot better today, but I have to go out and buy cat food and get my work schedule, so I will be doing that in a while. It's bad, but I am taking this as an excuse to skip church and watch it online instead.
I got to thinking about the UTI, how I could have gotten it, and how I could prevent it again. Of course the first thing is drink more water. SO for this week, I am going to try and drink my 8 glasses of water a day. This week I am also going to try to drink 1 cup of lemon tea that has probiotics in it, and have 1 cup of yogurt a day. That's all I am going to strive for this week. I have also set myself the goal of getting to the next level in Sparkpoints. That's only 1250 or something like that, so that's doable, right?
Now, even thought I only got up an hour ago, I think I am going to take my antibiotic and go back to bed. I had 5 naps yesterday....