Warning: this email talks about bowel movements; particularly: mine.
I don't make it a habit to talk about bowel movements with people ... but this is getting a bit ridiculous.
I have had diarrhea for 8 days now.
Eight days people!
I am miserable.
Whatever I eat goes right through me. I'm at the point where I'm afraid to eat.
No medicine has worked.
I lose about 2 pounds a day (which I wouldn't normally complain about, but feeling like this is no fun!).
At this point, I'm thinking I may have brought something back from Mexico with me.
I have a very high tolerance for pain (I get this from my mom) ... so if I'm complaining, I've probably had said ailment for quite some time.
For example, I complained of a stomach ache once and ended up having E. coli poisoning.
I do get stomach aches quite often, but if I'm telling you about it, I've had it for a long time and it's to the point that I can't handle the pain anymore.
So ... I'm complaining.
I have a doctor's appointment at 2:15 today and I'm really eager to hear what they have to say.
* Update: Went to the doctor. Was put on an all-liquid diet for 24 hours. Therefore, all I can think about is solid food. Pizza. Shrimp salad. Pancakes. Sushi.
I need to return with a fecal specimen sample (sorry about that visual) to see if I have a parasite. Until then, I can introduce bland foods after my 24-hour all-liquid diet.
So all of you out there eating a "real" delicious dinner tonight ... think of me. I'm eating jello jigglers, and drinking chicken broth. Washed down with water & a cup of apple juice. With a dessert of root beer popsicles.
And may I recommend Pacific Foods (Free Range) Organic Chicken Broth for your next all-liquid diet or cooking needs! Yummy!
Thanks to everyone who has commented and/or called to see if I need anything! I am loved.