Well I bloody well am!
I was hoping to post about a magnificent Halloween party where I was dressed as “Little Dead Ridinghood” and my Glugster was dressed as a monk, with cupcakes decorated like brains and lots of good company after having my hair done on Saturday morning… in order to distract you from the fact that I have not yet picked a winner for my competition! I hired costumes and everything!
Instead, I woke up on Saturday morning just after 4AM with a horribly upset stomach and feeling vaguely nauseous. Off to the loo I took myself, limping as fast as I could… but it was FAAAAR from over! The nausea didn’t go away, and I can tell you- its been a long time since I wished I could throw up like I wished I could on Saturday morning!
See, about 3 years ago I had a Nissen Fundoplication to repair my hiatus hernia. The surgeon literally built me a new stomach valve- which does NOT work in reverse! Which means I can’t throw up. Which means I cannot get rid of whatever the fork is irritating my stomach and I just have to wait it out. Its torture 🙁
By the time I went to physio for my ankle at 9:15AM, I was only a little nauseous so I thought the worst was over.
At 11AM I took myself off the the salon for my new do, determined not to miss my hair appointment… but I had to make a couple of dashes to the bathroom while I was there and ended up begging my sweetheart to bring me some Valoid or something. I am pretty damn sure that I can’t throw up, but I would rather not take any chances. By the time my hair was done- and it looks fanFRIGGINtastic by the way– my sweet Glugs drove me home and I was gagging pretty much constantly.
I faced the facts and sent out text and twitter messages to let my invited guests know our party was off.
I went straight to bed, and when I woke up several hours later my entire body hurt! Like I was wrapped in a blanket of pain! I dosed myself with yet more Valoid and lotsa pain meds and stayed in bed!
I didn’t get out of bed until Sunday some time… we had to go and fetch the knucklehead from his buddy’s house- where he HAD had a Halloween party, with cupcakes I baked for him that DID look like brains!
I sincerely hope your weekend was better than mine!