30 January 2006


Oh, it has not been a good weekend. I've been on my back and very close to the bathroom since Saturday. Apparently something I ate did not agree with me (though for the life of me I can't figure out what it was). I have been nauseous and a frequent flyer in the bathroom. Ugh!!! No fun at all. Needless to say I didn't do my metric century (it hit me the worst on Sunday morning). I got up to go swimming this morning, feeling pretty good, but 10 minutes up and my stomach is acting up again. Think I'll pass on the swimming this morning and just take it easy.

As a food lab tech, I know there is no such thing as "stomach flu." Pretty much any stomach ailment can be attributed to something you ate (I don't think a virus could survive stomach acid, but foodborne pathogens have evolved to live in your stomach). I have been going over everything I ate for 3 days prior to Saturday afternoon and nothing jumps out at me. Everything I ate someone else at too and noone else is sick. Hmmmm. Of course, it could be something that someone else ate and they either didn't eat enough of it to get sick, or are not sensitive to whatever's in it.

Oh well, some things are destined to remain a mystery. I'll be going to work today but taking it kind of easy. Hopefully my stomach will settle down today. It's been 36 hours and I'm not that sick so it should be passing today. At least I hope so.

1 comment:

La said...

Yuck! Maybe it was some kind of cross-contamination that only affected your portion. Sorry to hear that - never pleasant. The same thing happened to my mum and sister at Chrismas - they were surprised that nobody else got sick, even though we all ate the same stuff! It's a mystery!

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