I Am REALLY Sick!

I’m not someone that posts on a daily basis, but if you’re a regular reader here, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the gaps between posts are getting longer and longer. I thought it was time to share what is going on.

Just before Memorial Day, I got really sick. The assumption was that I got food poisoning from dinner the night before. I spent the next 48 hours in the bathroom, and I figured it was behind me after that.

But my symptoms came back with a vengence on Father’s Day, and I spent the next few days in bed. I figured I had a minor relapse, and waited it out to see if my situation would improve. The following weekend, I had more stomach issues. So on Monday June 21st, I went to the doctor, and he put me on a week of Flagyl. Flagyl is this AWFUL antibiotic that is supposed to kill bacterial infections and/or parasites.

Side-effects aside, life was good. I finished my last pill on the 28th, and figured I was finally cured. Until the morning of July 4th, where I was right back where I started from. Talk about bad timing, I had to go to a family BBQ, where I mostly drank water and kept to myself. 🙁

Stubborn me didn’t go back to the doctor until July 9th, at which point the doctor put me on a 2-week dose of Flagyl, feeling that the first dose wasn’t enough to kill the bacteria. So far, it’s been pretty good. My side effects (mainly nausea) isn’t as bad as the first time around, but today I woke up feeling some unsettling symptoms that have me concerned.

I now have an appointment with a GI doctor on Thursday, where I’ll undergo some more tests to hopefully figure out what is going on.

Normal food poisioning goes away on it’s own usually. Bacterial infections and parasites usually get taken care of with antibiotics.

Of course, my immune system isn’t super strong, given that I work from home and aren’t around germs all the time like everyone else. Hopefully that’s the reason this infection has proven so resilient thus far, and my issues don’t run deeper than that.

Fingers crossed!


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One Response to “I Am REALLY Sick!”

  1. Zander says:

    Went to the GI doc yesterday, and he ordered a TON of blood tests in hopes of finding something.

    He also scheduled me for a colonoscopy. 🙁

    Here’s hoping something turns up in the blood work, so I don’t have to go through with the colonoscopy. My wife had one a few months ago, and it sucked!

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