Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Gastro Horrors

Hmm......so after melting down in the most inappropriate way at the weekend, I've spent the past two days in bed. Gastroenteritis. Life just gets better and better! Perhaps it's my punishment for being a fool who can't keep on top her emotions.

I woke up in the middle of Sunday night and was sick. It gave me quite a shock as it's been years since that's happened. I had to go through the humiliating process of trying to decide if it's possible to vomit in the bath whilst sitting on the loo and discovering that the bath is just a couple of inches too far away.....At least a couple of days of enforced fasting's one way to shift the excess pounds of the festive season.

The thing that did gave me a proper shock was passing out.

I don't know if this has ever happened to me before. I was in the kitchen fetching even more water when the world began to spin, and suddenly I couldn't see. I managed to grab onto a drawer whilst heading for the floor which slowed my fall a little.

I woke up a while later, lying naked on the towel that had been round me and the cold hard floor. I don't know how long I'd been there. I'm just glad it was still dark because my kitchen window backs onto the communal path leading towards out back green. In daylight, I would have been visible to all. Thank goodness for small mercies.


  1. Gah! Passing out is horrible. I've only done it once, years ago, and don't want a repeat. Hope you're feeling better now.

  2. Thanks. It's certainly a weird experience....!