Monday, August 26, 2013

Norovirus Hell

Dante's diagram of the various circles of Hell. Not sure what he means by the 'city of dis' but I think he means that they get norovirus for their troubles
I don't believe I ever had norovirus until Maya was born. Now I am up to at least 5 times in the last 2 years. Usually it is a winter treat but I guess I have the rare summer version. Maya had it more than a week ago and  I didn't let her come here. But then Naomi got it and showed up here against my wishes. I told her, stay upstairs, stay in one room and do not touch anything of mine.

One can have norovirus over and over again because the virus mutates into different strains. Incubation period is 4 hours to 48 hours.

Yesterday was supposed to be a good day. A perfect day for a bike ride and later, a BBQ at Josh's with all my kids and grandkids. I awoke queasy. I figured if I could drink some coffee, I must be OK. My bike ride started off fine but half way through, I started throwing up (with no time even to stop). Then I was all weak and shaky. I figured, well it's mainly down hill home but I felt I was going to pass out even going downhill. I debated whether to call Steve to pick me and the bike up.

I obviously didn't go to the BBQ which was allegedly supposed to be rescheduled but went ahead without us. Some how that makes me sad but I suppose it shouldn't.

I spent the remainder of the day sleeping. I didn't eat anything except part of a bagel. I feel better today but am still weak. I doze off and on  and have strange dreams. A recurring one..I'm back in college but misplaced my schedule yet again so I am missing class and have no idea how to get another one.


Anonymous said...

You are the third person I know within this last week, who were sick with vomiting. California, Michigan and New Jersey. Kris

Holly said...

ugh - so very sorry to hear that you are ill. sounds awaful. best wishes for a quick recovery!

Teri Bernstein said...

Sue! I trust that you are feeling better now...and that this is what we used to call the "24 hour flu." I have never heard of "norovirus."

I hope you feel better. If wine doesn't help you are really sick...

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

Norovirus is the scourge of cruise ships. The last time I took a cruise, another ship at the same time was in quarantine for the duration due to norovirus. They have strict rules about how food is served for the first 48 hours, if no one is sick, then the rules are relaxed. So after 24 hours, I did feel much better but not well enough for wine.
I am back to drinking coffee.


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