I started feeling poorly on Friday afternoon and ended up leaving work early and taking my misery home. It turned out I was suffering from my all-time favorite ailment, food poisoning. You can tell it's my favorite because I get it ALL THE TIME.*
This was a particularly nasty case** and it laid me out for the rest of the day and night and well into the next day. I managed to emerge with a face full of broken capillaries and the inability to drag myself out of bed or form a coherent thought for nearly two days.
The first night was so bad that I considered going to the emergency room for an IV. However, a friend suggested I get a bottle of Pedialyte to drink and it ended up helping enough that I managed to take an ibuprofen for all of the head-to-toe pain I was in and actually get to sleep.
On Saturday morning I started out with dry toast and Pedialyte and managed to graduate to half a sub sandwich and some Sprite by evening. Even though I felt better, I was still so tired and lacking in motivation that I never actually accomplished anything all day long. Needless to say, I canceled all of my social plans.
I spent Sunday catching up on all of the work I'd missed the previous two days. So now it's Monday again and, for the second week in a row, I feel as though I haven't really had a weekend.
I'll bet you had a lot more fun this weekend than I did. What did you do?
*Actually, I probably do get it more often than most people. One of the many delightful side-effects of taking acid reflux medication is an increased susceptibility to food poisoning.
**No, I'm not sure where I got it. I'd had a lot of restaurant meals over the previous 24 hours and it could have been any of them.