Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I'm sick...

I have been in bed for two full days, haven't been able to keep any food down, and I am miserable. On Monday morning before I got sick I was up to 135lbs. I jumped on the on scale this morning... 128lbs. Not good.

The diagnosis: gastroenteritis.

The symptoms:
The main symptom of gastroenteritis is diarrhea. Other common symptoms include:
Abdominal pain
Nausea
Vomiting
Fever
Sweating or clammy skin

I am basically hating life right now. I am feeling better today and trying to stay hydrated but haven't really been able to eat anything since Monday night. My race plans for the weekend are definitely in jeopardy. We'll see how I feel in the next couple of days. The only positive I can take out of this is all the rest. I think I slept for 15 hours yesterday.

I also found out I have to travel all next week for work so my training will be "interesting" to say the least. Hopefully I will be able to find a pool and a good gym.

That's all, it's time to see if I can stomach some chicken noodle soup.

6 comments:

xteric said...

That sucks! Feel better soon! Now that you mention it, I had some gastro after Xt Mesa too. Hmmm, I'll ask around about it. Hope you're able to make it to Castaic.

Jeff Kerkove said...

Train hard....rest harder.
I was in the same boat last week. Sucks more than anything has sucked before.

Mallie said...

Yuck! My husband's been hospitalized twice for gastroenteritis. I've had to take him to the emergency room in the early hours of morning. He lost 12 pounds in eight hours the last time. I really feel for you. I'm sending some good health vibes your way.

Jessi said...

Bummer. Rest up and get better soon!

T-Guy J said...

Rest up and get healthy...it is a long season and you have some unfinished business in Hawaii this fall.

By the way, I wish I could 7 lbs that easy :-)

Drew Holmes said...

sucks!!! I know when i got sick it is even worse beacuse you think all the training is leaving your body...it isnt so hang in there