Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chronicles of my Radioactive Experience: Day 1

Well, I wasn't exactly bitten by a radioactive spider, or infected by a giant Gamma Ray, but I did take a giant radioactive horse pill this morning. I wanted to take the vile it came in home, but they wouldn't let me. Something about it being......well....radioactive. And no, I don't glow in the dark.

The thing is I don't feel so super right now. They said there is a small chance of side effect, sore throat being one of them. The other? Racing heart and heat intolerance. Yeah, I already had that. I thought that was why I was doing this thing to begin with. I guess the radiology department didn't get the memo that I have record breaking hormone levels in my thyroid.

No, I feel sick. Nauseous. I have a hunch that it has something to do with the fact that I had to fast (no food, or drink) before my little "procedure." And for the past week, I've been on a very special "iodine-free" diet, in which I basically only got to eat fruits and veggies. Add that to the fact that my symptoms have returned with a vengeance (namely metabolism in hyper drive) and I feel like I am starving to death.

And anyone who knows me well, knows how important food is to me. My all time favorite past time is eating. And not just for sport either. Me and not eating don't go well together. You see, for years (probably ever since I first got pregnant with KJ) I get nauseous if I have an empty stomach. Fast Sunday for me, usually means skipping breakfast. I can only stand to skip one meal. Anything beyond not eating for more than an hour or so, and the slight queasiness, turns into full fledged nausea. I mean dry heaving (because there's nothing in my stomach to throw up) nausea. Then comes the headaches, dizziness, irritability. Then my emotions come into play, and I'm bawling like a baby for no reason.

At this point, I'm really hoping to die, and be put out of my misery.

I actually was allowed to eat at 3:00. But, you go that long feeling that miserable and your appetite goes out the window. So, I drank a bottle of water, ate some snap peas, and called it good.

I'd really like to eat some pasta (I brought some to cook) but they aren't going to allow me to eat "normal" food again for 24 hours.

I really might starve to death before tomorrow. And if I don't starve to death, I just might die of boredom.

Entertain me, please?


Kristina P. said...

I wish I could think of something to entertain you while I'm typing this topless.

The Garden of Egan said...

I tried to take a picture of Kristina topless but my camera was dead........just kidding.

OK how about me dancing with the Rockettes. That would be a total gas........not

Sorry about you not feeling well. It will be good to have the whole thing over and done with.


The Boob Nazi said...

I hate being nauseated and having an empty stomach. Worst feeling ever!

M-Cat said...

UGH - no bueno! Tomorrow - Pasta Pasta Pasta!! And brownies, and cookies, and cake, and candy and diet coke

Erin said...

Wow Sherrie, I'm so sorry! I know EXACTLY how you feel about food and not eating. I am exactly the same way. If I fast, I get headaches. Migraines. It's miserable.

I really hope you have survived today, and that you can eat "regular" foods again tomorrow, and I hope that when you do eat again it tastes like manna.

Just SO said...

Dang. I'm sorry you are feeling so horrid and are having to deal with this. That really bites...and you can't even bite into anything good.
(was that entertaining? probably not.)

I'm really not good at entertaining. So I'll just say I hope you can eat again soon.

I'm the same way with eating if I go for too long without I get horrendous headaches. I hate it.

Andrea said...

I say we go out to eat when all of this is said and done! You name the place!

Cute Carbines said...

So where are you isolated?? I always say I just need a break from my kids, but I can't even imagine. I would go crazy without all the chaoticness (is that a word??)

AS Amber said...

K, seriously. Who doesn't love Kristina? She cracks me up!

And I'm messaging you right now so I'm doing my part to entertain you.

You're welcome.


Sarah said...

If I could I would come over there and do jumping jacks on your front lawn, now that would be funny! Unfortunately I have a sick kid, so thats not gonna happen. Try to have a good day. By the way have you ever been tested for low blood sugar, it sounds like that is what is probably making you sick when you don't eat.

Cynthia said...

Ah man! I am so sorry. That sounds well and truly miserable. Sigh. I hope that this awful time passes quickly for you and you heal well. I'm so sorry you have to go through this!

2busy said...

I'm so sorry! Great way to set up for binge eating later...

I know what you mean about fasting. We usually fast until we get home from church otherwise I get headaches. Next year we start later. I think I'll have to bring a snack in my bag.

wendy said...

Perhaps I could get with Kristene and we could form some kind of topless chorus line for you.
this all sucks for you so bad.
I hate not being able to eat. (hence my 10 lb weight gain) that sucks too.

Oh Sher, you must get tired of this, but all I can say is hang in there. we love ya
and I wish you a merry Christmas and lots of pasta one day