Random Musings

It sucks to be sick!

May 27, 2011

I don’t know why my body hasn’t come up with a strong immune system ever since I was a little kid. I was THAT kid in our neighborhood who wasn’t allowed to dance under the rain while the rest of my cousins are playing mud outside because a little rainfall on me would lead me straight to the hospital. I was THAT kid who was so thin that if not for the fact that I’m the principal’s niece I would’ve been bullied by the larger kids when I was in elementary. Decades later, I was still THAT kid – well ok, probably not a kid anymore but still the same person with a very weak immune system.

What happened to me now? Well yesterday when I woke up I already had a weird feeling. Not exactly a sick feeling but I was just feeling weird. When I went to the toilet (too much information ahead) I had… well, a lose bowel which I didn’t really mind as that always happens to me when I’m going to have my period (I told you too much information didn’t I?). My stomach was feeling a bit weird so I ate breakfast (which I don’t normally do) since I ran out of coffee before going to work. When I got to the office, my stomach was still feeling the same and by mid morning I vomited all the maling and rice I ate for breakfast. And I mean all! Every single bit of it. Eeeeewww right? Well, let’s just say that I vomited it all and everything else which I ate for the last 5 days. I’ve been going back and forth to the toilet since then and after the 4th trip, I went home. A girl can only take 4 trips to the office toilet to vomit before calling it quits I guess. I went straight to bed when I got home and slept like a baby until about 8pm. Woke up, ate some crackers and soup and then went back to bed. In the evening, I had a high fever and chills. I’m not exactly sure what it was that I had, all I know is the baby living with me in the 2 bedroom flat (not mine of course – the baby and the flat) had the same exact thing 2 days ago. So yeah – I, a grown and adult woman, got a virus from a 9-month old baby who can barely walk.

Well you see, it’s the weekend now here in Dubai and I got sick just as it was starting. To top it all off, we’ve just received our 12 weeks bonus and ALL of my friends and I mean ALL of them are out for the weekend to splurge on the money that we all worked so hard for. I on the other hand, was on a brink of splurging it all on a hospital bill. I have no plans of spending a dime to doctor’s fee or medicines so I would have to say NO to all the party invitations that came my way. Thank you very much, my life officially sucks this weekend. Really! I am now feeling so sorry for myself as I watch my facebook wall flourish with status and photo updates of my friends from different bars/clubs/house drinking sessions all over Dubai while I lie here on my bed with a gatorade on my hand. Screw you diarrhea!

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