Bitch, moan, grumble, gripe.
Posted by O'Maolchaithaigh on January 11, 2009
It’s a good thing I like to complain, because I felt like crap last night. Had been to a day-long meeting of statewide union execs, and felt funny. It was a long, tedious legislative training session. Parts if it were interesting, and in New Mexico, most of us public employees are entirely dependent on money flowing from Santa Fe. But, I had a hard time getting lunch down, and couldn’t even finish it. That should have been a warning sign, as I can eat, and eat, and eat like a teenager. And, it shows. Anyway, I keep feeling, first, pressure in my stomach, than a god-awful pain. Every so often the pain would flare up, and it was intense. Got home finally, and felt like crap. Took a short nap, but woke up cold, shivering almost. Then I felt feverish, like my face was on fire. Then it seemed I was feverish and still cold! Had to put slippers on my feet, and my winter vest, and I had the heat turned way up! My head began to hurt, then my stomach too. Sometimes it alternated, sometimes it was both. I wanted someone to kill me! Good god! that was painful! And, I couldn’t relax, couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat or drink anything. Tried to watch Hellboy II, but had to keep pausing it, as I couldn’t relax. Wrapped myself in a blanket on the recliner. Popped some vitamin C, drank a cup of ginger tea finally, but I had to force myself to drink it. 9:30 pm – I’d had enough – went to bed. Woke up six hours later feeling better, surprised that I was alive at all. Got up to pee, but went back to bed. Didn’t want to get up at all. Still hot. Then I realized I’d left the liquid-filled radiator heater on high all night! Turned that off, and got back in bed. My head still hurt, in fact, I couldn’t get comfortable anymore. My neck felt like someone had pummeled it, but the worst part was that my whole head felt sore. It hurt to be face down, sideways, or face up. There was no position in which my head didn’t hurt. And some acid had worked its was up my throat, so that tasted and felt horrible. Finally forced myself up to take some Advil. Feeling better now, but my stomach is still unhappy. I wonder if I could have gotten food poisoning. Sheesh.