Sunday, April 9, 2006


As I’ve mentioned, I have been sick for the entire spring break. Last night, exactly one week since the onset of the plague that has preventing me from shopping, grading, and writing a paper using critical discourse analysis, the disease staged a new and ingenious front: nausea and vomiting.

Yes. On top of the sinus pressure, the green mucus, the on-again-off-again fever, and the general exhaustion and misery, I now spend my nights sprawled on the bathroom floor praying for mercy and my days sipping water and staving off dizzy spells.

I discussed my deterioration with a sympathetic doctor today, and she suggested antibiotics and no more ibuprofen. If the vertigo continues, she says, I’ll need to be seen.


LH said...

GEEZlouise, what a big fat drag.
this sounds horrible.
i hope the antibiotics help.
I'll light a candle for you.

jdoc said...

Ugh. I am so sorry. You are taking a sick day, right?

Undomestic said...

Oh yuck. I do hope you feel better. But isn't it great to be sick when living with your mom? I remember my first time I got really sick at college (from something other than drinking beer before wine). All I ever really wanted was my mom there.

mi said...

Oh that sucks!!! I hope you feel better soon!

LH said...

i know you've been feeling horrible and I want you to know that i've increased my clicking on your blog, wishing you well with each click.
i'm missing savvy mom very much.