what a week that was.
the stomach flu i had two weeks ago (and, actually, a week prior to that in milder form) returned on wednesday to the point where i felt so bad i decided to go to the doctor (with my incredibly kind boss, who accompanied me because i have a huge fear of white coats, and also because i most likely couldn’t have driven myself). turns out what i have is not the stomach flu; it’s a really bad UTI coupled with, the doctor thinks, some kind of stomach-lining bacterial infection thing. i’m on antibiotics now and very glad i went to see someone. looks like, for the foreseeable future, i’ll have to stay away from food “irritants”–caffeine, spicy stuff, alcohol, etc. (“all the good things,” my doctor joked). i also decided to postpone my trip to orlando this weekend, because who wants to hang out with a sick person?
the doctor also mentioned that some of this could be stress related, and when he me asked if i had anxiety, i almost laughed. i don’t have diagnosed anxiety, no, but i do tend to get very anxious and worked up about things, so it makes sense that that tendency, coupled with my propensity to down cups of strong coffee and the amount of change i’ve made to my life in the past six months, would contribute to what’s going on physically.
anyway, i think it’s all a sign that i need to spend this weekend resting, taking my meds and trying to get back to good health. so that’s what i’ll be doing. i’d also love to make it down to the farmer’s market to pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables, but we’ll see. i’m just going to play it by ear. (or by stomach.)
what are you up to this weekend? i hope that, whatever it is, it’s happy, healthy and springlike. see you back here on monday.
photo by nicole