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Lots of puking (Read at your own risk; preferably not while eating)

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The puking is over. I'm eating my second meal since Friday evening. This coffee tastes wonderful, but I'm having to sip it slowly. I want to chug it, but my belly can't handle a lot of fluid all at once.

My guess is that this all started in the pool. I got water up my nose, which I ended up swallowing. I have a new-found appreciation for the club's request that people shower before getting into the pool. emoticon We were in Pool 1, which is the family-oriented pool. It's shallower and warmer. Kids aren't allowed in Pool 2 except during swim team lessons. Pool 1 is also the pool used by the mentally & physically challenged folks. All told, Pool 1 gets lots more traffic, which increases the chances of some nasty poop-related bug being in the water. Add in the higher water temp and Kim spends her weekend puking.

As if the pain of getting chlorinated water in my sinuses wasn't enough motivation, I really need to work on blowing air out of my nose as soon as I feel water coming in. emoticon I really hate puking. My mom just finished a course of chemo therapy, so she's done plenty of puking. And I've know people who got dysentery. Weeks of puking and painful diarrhea? Taking chemo even though you know it means you're going to be puking like crazy? This reaffirms how lucky I am to have my health.

We're planning to go to church this morning. I'll probably skip the treats at coffee hour, though. I'm hungry, but I can only eat a little at a time. I'm tired, too. I slept most of yesterday, and I got about ten hours of sleep last night. There are a lot of things I need to do today, but I am not going to wear myself out.

I ordered some swim fins. I was stunned what a difference they made. Kathy (the swim coach) recommended I get a pair because they make it easier to keep good form while you're learning. They should be here in a few days. It may be a few more days before I'm willing to get back into the pool. The smell of chlorine makes me a little nauseous right now.
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    For me, swallowing the chlorinated water would be enough to make me puke - rumor has it that when I was a wee kiddo one of my older sibs decided to teach me how to swim by throwing me into a hotel pool. I swallowed a lot of water while trying not to drown. Now, built in gag reflex at any swallowing of pool water. blurrrrrrrgh.

    Hope you feel better.
    907 days ago
    Sorry about the stomach distress. Hope you are feeling well soon! Good luck with the swimming!
    908 days ago
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