Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bah Food poisoning

You may have noticed that I haven't posted anything in a few days. I have been nearly at death's door with a severe case of food poisoning. I never had food poisoning before. Not like this. Sure I've had the occasional upset stomach from a bad meal but this was different. This I could see, might have killed me. It got to me to thinking how quickly we can go from the perfect picture of health one day, to near death the next.
I spent all day Saturday in the ER. They were so wonderful to me there. They put warm blankets on me and loaded me up with IV fluids so I wouldn't dehydrate. At one point they even gave me some morphine for the pain and cramping.
Today (3 days later) I am finally up out of bed and beginning to feel human again. One of the nurses said that I would be weak as a kitten and she wasn't kidding. I didn't even have the strength to lift a magazine or a newspaper. I couldn't even concentrate.
This whole thing has made me realize that just because I live across the street from so many restaurants, I need to get back into cooking more. It is so easy when I get home from work too tired to cook, to just order in. Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, you name it, we have it in our neighborhood.
I have so many cookbooks but I always think that there is a restaurant nearby who can make it better than me. Maybe not.


Lorena Angulo said...

I am happy to know you feel much better my friend !!
Take care of yourself .

Robbie said...

Oh-my-gosh! My daughter has been sick like this for a week! She's finally seeing a specialist on Wed. So glad you're feeling better. It's not fun!!! Take care...lightening won't strike twice..well, let's hope not!!

Roberta Warshaw said...

I have been hearing that a lot . Maybe I didn't have food poisoning after all. I will never know though since I did have left over Thai food the night I got sick.

Faye said...

Hello Roberta!

I'm happy to (at last) find my way to your writings and beautiful creations (tho sorry to read you've been so ill). Being sick to that degree frightens and exhausts in equal parts.

Take care of yourself as you mend. It's always tempting to over-do too soon....

Now I'm off to explore more of your blog!

Rest (and don't feel badly about TV as it's ideal for distraction betwixt drifting off)