Sunday, 13 June 2010

I seemed to be doing so well when ...

I felt really motivated yesterday and hoped to get a lot done last night ... and then I started to feel ill.

It began with a bit of a headache, then a rather unpleasant sweaty feeling, and finally a feeling of nausea. I put it down to tiredness as both my wife and I have been working quite hard over the past few days and have both been feeling a bit under the weather. I went to bed a little bit earlier than normal and hoped that a good night's sleep would cure me; it did not.

At about 3 o'clock in the morning, after tossing and turning for quite some time, and then dozing fitfully, I awoke with a very unpleasant taste in my mouth and the sudden desire to vomit ... which I did very soon afterwards. I felt a bit better after that, and went back to bed ... but I seemed unable to get back to sleep. Finally, at some time after 4 o'clock, I fell into a fitful and disturbed sleep.

I have just woken up and had a shower in the hope that this will revive me. I still have the headache, but it is not as bad as it was last night, and my stomach feels far more settled than it did seven hours ago. All I can surmise is that I have had some form of virus or food poisoning, and that it now passing out of my system. What I cannot understand is how I 'acquired' either ... but that is one of the vagaries of life.

With a bit of luck I shall begin to feel better as the day goes on, but some of my plans to prepare stuff for COW may have to be put back as I feel little inclination to do anything other than sit still and drink fluids.

Such is life!


  1. Hi Bob,

    That sounds pretty grim so I hope you feel better soon. Sitting still with plenty of fluids and a low intensity DVD (one that is not too complex with lots of 'eye candy') may be the order of the day.

    All the best,


  2. Ogrefencer,

    I think that being sick may actually have helped get whatever was causing me to feel ill out of my system. I still have a headache, but it is gradually diminishing. I have yet to eat anything today, but I have been drinking lots of fluids ... and watching 'Zulu' on my iPhone with the earphones plugged in (that way I can watch it without disturbing my wife).

    I hope to be much better by the end of the day. Luckily my timetable tomorrow is quite light as two of my four classes have finished their courses, so I will not have to be on 'top form' all day.

    All the best,


  3. Hope you're feeling better soon Bob.

  4. Take care and don't over do things- allow recovery time. A similar thing happened to me some time ago and you have my sympathy.
    best wishes

  5. Tradgardmastare,

    Thanks for your best wishes and advice.

    I am feeling better now than I did a couple of hours ago, and hopefully I will continue to improve. What shocked me was the speed at which I became so ill so quickly ... but luckily the recovery seems to be almost as quick.

    I had fears at first that it might be the dreaded Norovirus, but it seems that it was not. I had that some years ago and was very ill for several days ... and I would not wish it on my worst enemy!

    All the best,