chuvaness
My weekend
Posted on

This entire October hasn’t been good to me health-wise. Ever since October 1, I haven’t been really well.
I had that wellness checkup that made me really scared and tired (have to finish that entry later).
October 8, I had a bad injury that kept me in pain and scared for a week. Then last Saturday I woke up with the worst stomach ache that led to a 39° fever at night. I’m OK now, but not 100%.
Here’s what happened last weekend.
Sadly, one of my readers died unexpectedly, a beautiful girl of 30. Keri found out on Twitter the night of October 19 during our bus ride home from Tagaytay. We made a plan to go to the wake last Friday.
The wake was all the way in Quezon City. After the wake, Keri and I met up with Grace at Romulo’s to make pagpag. I didn’t want to eat as it was 10 PM, but Grace ordered some shelled beings, like gambas and crispy crablets in vinegar sauce.
The gambas was divine. I don’t normally eat crablets, but I stuffed my face due to mechanical comfort eating.
The next morning I woke up with a horrible pain in my stomach, the kind that makes you crawl back into bed after that trip to the bathroom. I had to cancel my 12 noon and 2 PM meeting twice.
I took too much medicine—Tums, Buscopan, Diatabs, Alaxan. I was in so much pain I finally fell asleep in the afternoon.
I woke up better but still ill, so I started taking Biogesic.
My husband left for Octoberfest. Knowing I would be alone at night, I hired a night nurse to take care of me.
The nurse arrived at 9-ish. That’s when I found out I was running a 39° fever.
Scary shit. I don’t ever get 39°. My husband came home before 12 and went straight to bed.
Luckily I had nurse with me. I woke up in the wee hours of the morning because my nose was bleeding (scary). I decided to take a sponge bath using some of the Lourdes water Nikki Luna gave me. My fever went down dramatically.
The nurse left in the morning when I had no fever. I spent the whole Sunday in bed watching Gossip Girl, 2 Broke Girls, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and a Paul Rudd movie.
I’m so sick of TV, I can’t even tell you, but here I am about to watch Pretty Little Liars while waiting for pancakes. At least I have some appetite now.
I will never eat crablets again.

12
Leave a Reply

avatar
9 Comment threads
3 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
avataravataravataravataravatar Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
Notify of
avatar
Guest
recently_a_granny

I also have the same experience some years ago.  I ate 3 or 4 pieces of crablets in a restaurant in QC.  While driving home to the South, I felt my face so hot and had a painful stomach.  I had to stop by a gasoline station in Slex because of extreme pain and was frightened to see my face and ears so red like a steamed crab.  Fortunately , there was a drugstore and bought some medicine.  I have’nt touch a single crablet since then.

[Reply]

avatar
Guest
Lovel

Is the girl majesticcow? I used to read her blogs. What happened to her? sad 🙁

I was confined in the hospital for a weel for eating fresh oysters on an empty stomach. Never again. Good to know you’re ok now!

[Reply]

avatar
Guest
Mary

never eat crablets. Crablets are the favorite breeding place of parasites. Whether they are throughly cooked or not, you can never be sure. 

[Reply]

avatar
Guest

Glad to hear you’re feeling better and that your appetite is back!  Just remember to stay hydrated.  You’ll be back to 100% in no time!  🙂

[Reply]

avatar
Guest

ack! sorry for making you sick with the food i ordered!!

[Reply]

avatar

CVS Reply:

lol. we should’ve gone to McDo haha

[Reply]

avatar
Guest
Faboloz

I hope you are well now Ms. C. And I read your tweet, Biogesic makes me feel sleepy (I had one yesterday and felt sleepy and was like “Does anyone feel sleepy after Biogesic?”). 

I’m scared now too cause I think I have a slight fever since Saturday and I don’t why and I’m going to SG on Friday and just thinking about the plane ride is making me doubly sick 😐 

[Reply]

avatar
Guest

sad to know you had stomach ache. my unsolicited advice : don’t take alaxan or any analgesic (NSAIDs or non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs) when you have pain in the gastrointestinal tract for reasons that it may worsen it if you take it on an empty stomach (you can’t eat or drink when you’re in pain) as these drugs are gastric irritant; and it may mask the actual cause of pain in the GIT. [Reply]The_Sung_Empress Reply:October 24th, 2011 at 11:45 AMThis is very true. I have acid reflux and also have a bad habit of taking ibuprofen for headache and fever. And… Read more »

avatar
Guest

This is very true. I have acid reflux and also have a bad habit of taking ibuprofen for headache and fever. And the doc said that only makes my acid reflux worse. So I have to resort to taking paracetamol as it’s less irritating. The pain doesn’t go away immediately but I have no choice. I’d rather keep my digestive system intact.

That said, I’m glad you’re feeling better. Looks like you suffered from food poisoning, which happens to me frequently  here, especially when I eat Chinese food. How ironic talaga.

[Reply]