Laid low by a bugPosted: July 24, 2014
During Tuesday afternoon my stomach felt a bit queasy. I took some antacid but this seemed to have minimal effect. By the time I ate dinner at approximately 8.00pm I felt very bloated and uncomfortable, and nothing seemed to relieve the pain and discomfort. By 10.00pm my temperature was going up and down, and I decided that the best thing that I could do was to go to bed and to try to sleep.
I had been lying down for about ten minutes … and then I had to rush to the bathroom where I was was violently ill several times. Afterwards I cleaned myself up and went back to bed … but I woke up at 3.30am and was ill again. I finally managed to sleep through until just before 10.00am. When I woke up I had no appetite, a terrible headache, ached all over, and had a raging thirst. After a long shower and a shave I felt a bit better, and my condition gradually improved as the day went. I managed to eat some dry toast for breakfast and some chicken soup for lunch, and by late afternoon – and after a very pleasant hour or so dozing in front of the TV – my headache finally disappeared.
The twenty-four hour bug was very unpleasant whilst it lasted, but after a good night’s sleep I feel almost back to normal … and now I can get back to the contents of those crates!