What Once Was

I noticed few nights ago that apparently whoever redid the windows in this apartment decided it would be best to skimp on the sealing tape and that’s what’s been causing the drafts in here. The upper side of each window in the bedrooms hasn’t been sealed properly. So, last Tuesday I got some sealing tape and sealed it up!

Same night I either got food-poisoning or some stomach flu, which was the most sick I had been in years. An hour before midnight my stomach was feeling really bad, but I had no idea what was up ahead. The following six hours would be physically the most terrible time I’ve had in ages. It began with some horrible diarrhea and continued with some proper stomach-pumplike vomiting. I vomited all over the floor next to my bed and I was pretty shocked. Being a man who doesn’t enjoy alcohol (unlike most Finns/most people of my age), I haven’t thrown up in maybe… ten years? At least it feels like it was that long ago. For some reason I did manage to clean up the vomit from the floor, no idea how. Never having been in such a state before I wasn’t clued in on how to treat stomach flu/food-poisoning, so I made the mistake of not drinking any fluids for the following four hours, which left me physically too weak to stand up and really dizzy.

I laid in bed unable to fall asleep and too tired to stay awake. I got up from bed about four in the morning and went to the bathroom for some more fun, but after having sat on the toilet for a minute or two I passed out. I woke up dazed, but managed to gather myself, only to find myself covered in vomit. I stumbled back to bed and fortunately had my laptop on my bed so I started reading up on how to treat myself. I realized I was dehydrated! I literally crawled to the kitchen, got a glass and poured myself some water, which I sipped for the next few minutes on the floor. I got back to bed and drank some water every now and then and I started feeling better. Wednesday I measured my fever and it was a whooping 38.6, which was a surprise, cos I didn’t feel feverish, just very cold from time to time.

Long story short: I survived! My stomach still feels a bit weird, dunno why, but I’m hoping it’ll be better by tomorrow or the day after that. I think I lost about 4-5kg of weight all in all, but I’m sure I’ll gain them back. I still don’t really feel like eating, but I’ve forced myself to eat some bread and fruits on top of the fruit juices I’ve been consuming for the last two days.

Oh. Probably my longest post ever.

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One Response to What Once Was

  1. Jari says:

    This sounds really bad, but I hope you’re feeling better already.

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