Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I’ve been sick

Well unfortunately I’ve been unable to keep my promise to myself of getting stuck into training this week. When I wrote my last post on Sunday I had a tummy ache, this got worse as the night wore on. I was chugging Mylanta all evening, with no relief. Put myself to bed early, thinking that lying down might help – it didn’t. It felt like my stomach was on fire, coupled with massive stomach cramps, it felt like my whole digestive system was in a washing machine with acid, which every few minutes would squeeze itself together. So there was no sleep… it was a terrible night.

Finally in the morning I woke BF up and got him to go get me some Buscopan from the chemist, which helped and I was able to get about 3 hours sleep.

I had to get on a plane that afternoon too – boy did I feel like crap! Didn’t think I was going to make it, and those 2 hours to Melbourne felt like the longest in history.

Anyway, long story short, I felt like a wet rag on Tuesday, but feeling a lot better today. I still feel lacking in energy, but I’m on the mend. Going to go to the doctor when I get home, as this is about the third time in a year that I’ve had one of these attacks, and I don’t know if its reflux, a food allergy, a stomach ulcer, or what! All I know is that I don’t want another one!

As a consequence of this I havent really been able to eat properly, if at all. I’ve been reluctant to eat and drink because of the repercussions! These things were sent to try us I guess, I might start back at the gym with some walking tomorrow morning – just ease back into it. Next week I’ll be back home, old gym, normal work hours, so I might actually get something like a normal routine accomplished!

Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to catch up with Lia while I'm down here - the Gods are against us I think, we weren't able to organise anything due to conflicting timetables. So it looks like I will have to wait until July! (not long now til the AFC!!)

My camera that I bought off ebay has arrived (back at home) – so when I return I will be taking lots of piccies! A new toy – cant wait!!

Thats about it for me. Going to spend some time tonight catching up on everones' blogs. Enjoy the rest of your week!


little rene said...

So sorry to hear that you are sick Hilary, that sucks! Look after yourself and try to get as much rest as possible and hopefully you will be back to your enthusiastic and positive self ASAP!
love renexxx

Kimmy said...

Hi Hilary - thanks for popping into my blog - not long to Melbourne. Told my coach I was getting anxious and he said I was not allowed to use that word - so my new word is excited, although the old word describes how I feel better LOL
Hope you are feeling better soon - it sounds like you might have irritable bowel syndrome or something - our friend Kerry gets it and she was in terrible pain when we all bunked in together in Melbourne in April.
Dr Kim signing out
Live with Passion

Jehanne said...

Gees, you poor thing, I cant imagine what that must be like, I once had some kind of bloating from eating too many sugar free lollies, and that was bad enough.... ;) Hope you can get on top of it and find out the cause so you dont have to go through that ever again, and having to fly too, gees... It makes you appreciate your body when it works like it is supposed to hey, sometimes I get so complacent about my body, I have been given a bit of a reality check today though... will be posting about that shortly... :(

Rachel said...

sorry you haven't been well. I really hope you improve and start feeling back on top of things really soon xx

Tracey said...

Get well soon Hilary, nothing worse then when you are not feeling 100%!!

CJ said...

Get well soon Hilary - not much fun when you'r enot well. I've been lucky so far *touch wood* while everyone around me has been coming down with all sorts of bugs, yech! Take care!

Lauren said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick Hilary. I hope you are feeling better and back to your bright and cheery self.

I hope for your sake it is not something serious but I do hope the doctor can give you some ideas as to what it is that is giving you such bad cramps. Then atleast you can try to eliminate them.

Take care


Jodi said...

You poor thing Hilary, i now how troubling stomach problems can be, for the last 18 months I've dealt with those symptoms every day of my life!!!! Doctors just keep telling me to live with it !!! (complications from the splenectomy I had). It's no fun. Yes get yourself to the doctors girl and see if you can sought it out. Might be because your stressed out too. The stomach is VERY sensitive to stress and often reflects the emotions/what going on in life.

Hope you start feeling better soon!!!

Andj said...

I think that our stomaches become more sensitive to 'bad' foods when we eat so much nutritious food.
Look after yourself hilary. Thanks for your comments on my blog.

Amy said...

sorry to hear you have been unwell. Hope you get better soon and everything goes well with the doctors.

Love Amy

Belinda said...

Hi Hilary,

sorry to hear that you are sick. better off to go to the doc, doesn't sound like a virus as it is a regular occuring thing. good luck. bel.

Ali said...

Hi Hilary, so sorry to hear you haven't been well, glad you are getting it checked out once home.

Hope you are feeling great and back to your training by the time you read this,:)

Ali xxx

Anonymous said...

Hey Hilary ... not good to hear that you havent been well ... hope you are back to your happy and well little self in no time.


Michelle said...

All of my friends "down under" seem to be comings down with something this week!!!

For once I'm glad I'm an ocean away!!!

Take care of yourself! I hope you're better SOON!!

- Michelle

“A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.”
Joan Welsh

Chontelle said...

That sucks Hilary! I hope that you are starting to feel a bit better now. It is so miserable feeling like that!

jaime-lee said...

uhhh darls get better soon.....its all that melbourne air! and coldness! get lots of water and good nutrition into you x x