Body, WTF Are You Doing?!

Seriously, WTF is going on? I am at a loss. I really haven’t pushed myself that hard and I’m miserable. I don’t get it.


At the wedding, my lower right ribs, on my back, got such a sharp and sudden pain in then that my eyes started watering. I was sitting still, and I was sitting properly. My clothing was actually very comfortable.

The wedding was relaxing, but fun. The wedding ceremony and reception were actually fairly short, which meant I didn’t use much energy at all (especially since I had my new, stronger compression socks on). I ate, but I pretty much stuck to my diet. Even at the after party (a laid back gathering at her parents’ beautiful house), I stuck to my diet and didn’t expend much energy.

Then I got home and my stomach/intestines flipped out. I had the sudden urge to use the restroom (common with my IBS), but it felt like it’s be a “normal” “short” trip. Instead, it was painful and I was in there almost an hour (which only added to the pain level). Plus I had a “new” and troubling symptom. Well, kind of new. After my BM, I almost vomited. I felt horrendously nauseas, but managed to stop it before anything got into my mouth. But I had a huge lump in my throat for over an hour after, and the nausea is atrocious. Notice I say is… Yes, more than 24 hours later and I still feel like I’m on the verge of throwing up. I’ve gotten nausea after BMs before, but never got this close to throwing up and it had always disappeared after about 30 minutes.


Today was a bland diet and couch day. Every time I moved I wanted to hurl. Everything that passed my lips made my stomach flip (even water). I’ve had a few periods of gassiness that make everything worse until they pass. I do not have food poisoning, and I’m not acutely sick with a virus of some sort. My nausea medicine isn’t helping much. I’m just glad Dan went and got me some applesauce and made white rice for me.

Now, it’s almost 2am. I’m lying in bed. I’m in pain. I still feel like I’m seconds away from hurling, and I’ve started seriously wondering why certain body parts can’t be separated from the body while they fix themselves. Now my lower left ribs hurt, on the back, in almost the same way and place as my right ribs hurt yesterday. This new pain came on just a suddenly. Except this is more like I’ve been run through by a spear because it hurts on the front too. It’s also hurting at a point about a fist distance below my ribs, on my side. Oh, and just to the left of my xiphoid process (right where you can feel the curve of the ribs) but deeper than my ribs. Breathing hurts and it’s hard to find a comfy position. I’m a side sleeper. I need sleep. Ugh.

I see Joleen Monday morning, so hopefully she can help with this rib stuff. I see my GI Tuesday afternoon, so maybe we can figure out this weird nausea thing.

But in the meantime, I’ll just be here wishing for a miracle and some sleep.

Closing In

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