I have been sick for about the past 30 hours or so.  Not a cold or anything like that, but intestinal, digestive, stomach "issues."  You following me?  I'm hurting, bad.  I should also mention that I haven't taken anything to treat this issue, because last time I did that EH become wildly constipated, didn't poop for like, four days and fussed the entire 96 hours until the literal explosion occurred.  If you haven't realized it already, this post may be a little "too much information" for many of you.  You've been warned.

Anyway, last night I was up, in the bathroom, for at least an hour.  Another was spent in bed, unable to sleep because of the knots of pain in my stomach.  Generally during the week I don't feel very well rested, and after a rough night with the baby on Tuesday night and my awful night last night, I am exhausted.

When I am truly exhausted it manifests itself in one predominant way, and it's generally not noticed by people around me - extreme forgetfulness. 

This morning after I was finally able to drag myself out of bed and into the shower, I found myself confused as to whether or not I had already shampooed my hair.  I didn't remember doing it at all, and in fact, didn't remember much about getting into the shower.  Only when I decided to go ahead and shampoo just in case I skipped it, did I have a sense of deja vu that made me think I had already done that.  So I proceeded on with my shower.

Not even 20 minutes later, I remembered that I hadn't put on deodorant.  So I went and I think I did that.  But then later when I was feeding EH I had this nagging feeling that I hadn't put on deodorant again.  So I went back to do that (possible for a second time) and realized that I had applied it to my left armpit the first time, but not my right.  So weird, right? 

And then the real zinger came when I was driving to work. Often my extreme tiredness manifests itself in me forgetting significant parts of my commute to work.  It is a scary and dangerous thing to realize and I don't know what I can do to prevent.  But today, that didn't happen.  Instead, I was driving along and I realized I had a weird taste in my mouth.  That then led to the realization that I hadn't brushed my teeth this morning.  Or at least, I don't think I brushed my teeth.  Gross, right?  So I popped in some sugar free spearmint gum, but I've still felt nasty all day for (probably) not brushing my teeth this morning. 

This is all to say that I am tired.  And forgetful.  I need some serious sleep, but first I seriously need this stomach issue to resolve itself, asap.  I am not only not useful when I get like this, I'm a hazard to my own health, and a waster of shampoo and deodorant, apparently.  On top of all of that, the weather has been beautiful, but I haven't been able to join EH and DH on our usual evening walks because I'm afraid of being away from the bathroom for that long (and honestly, my commute is terrifying for that reason as well.) I reeeeeally hope that I start feeling better soon. 


Rebecca & Emily said...

I have had the same stomach problems all week!!!

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