I woke up yesterday morning with a burning sensation in my tummy. The the burning turned into a decided pain in my lower right abdomen. The pain steadily increased throughout the day…I could hardly eat any lunch…I made sure I drank plenty of water, gotta keep hydrated.
I took my walking clothes thinking that if I could only make it to walking group I could walk it off and feel better. About 10 minutes till 5:00 p.m. I decided walking was out, all I wanted to do was get home, get undressed and crawl into bed.
That’s just what I did. I did make some herbal tea and that soothed my tummy and the pain eased up some…I took my “sleep” cocktail of two Advil PMs and a Benadryl…I slept fitfully throughout the night. The pain has eased up and I’m sticking close to the bathroom.
I decided I would stay home so I wouldn’t put myself in any uncomfortable or compromising situations where I would need to get to the bathroom immediately…not to mention how tender my tummy and right side is right now so the thought of being trapped in work clothes, particularly pantyhose, just didn’t sound bearable to me today.
So, I’m taking a REAL sick day. I’m in my comfy, cozy sweats, loose sweatshirt, hot cup of coffee and getting ready to see if I can sign on by remote and do a little work. The house is quiet…which is soothing. I’m feeling a bit better this morning, my right side is still terribly sore. I got online briefly yesterday to try and diagnose my problem…which ultimately, everything I read recommended going to the ER or Urgent Care for immediate help. For some reason, all I could think of was the battery of tests, the sitting and waiting, being exposed to gawd knows what kind of illnesses…and the ultimate outcome to be told I had a bowel or colon blockage and after a good cleaning or enema, I would be all cleaned out and feel good as new. Thanks but I can do that kind of thing all on my own in the comfort of my home!!!
Of course, I did wonder if I might have appendicitis, if that pain in my right side doesn’t subside and is still looming around tomorrow morning, then I’ll give some thought to going to Urgent Care and seeing if there is something really wrong. But for the time being, rest, relaxing, soothing liquids…the key being rest and relax…let the body heal, give it a fighting chance to do its thing!!!
So, yes, a REAL sick day is underway!!!