Not looking for medical advice here. We’re dealing with things. We will go to our doctor for real advice. And I wouldn’t listen to what you yahoos say about anything related to my health anyway.
Disclaimer out of the way, we at the Athena household have been lucky enough to be visited by something that I assumed to be food poisoning when it struck me Friday night. Hubby and I had shared a meal of steaks and a salad and a cake (it was my birthday!), and within a few hours, I had all the alarming and discomforting symptoms of food poisoning, which I will spare you the details of.
I will say I’ve never had it so bad - Mr. Athena wanted to take me to the ER, but I couldn’t bear the idea of a ten minute drive without a toilet close by. Even now - 3 days later - I’m not up for my morning coffee, which if you know me, is a very, very odd thing.
I would just be writing this off to food poisoning of some sort (the steak in particular is difficult to think about), but last night… it struck Mr. Athena. We didn’t eat any of the same food yesterday, as I was still sickened by most everything. He had dinner, and 3 hours later, he got sick. Now he’s flat on his back in bed, chewing on ice slivers, just like I was on Saturday.
So what’s going on? Flu? Delayed food poisoning? The only food I can think of that we both ate on the day we got sick were eggs, and they were eaten 8-10 hours before getting sick. What is this mystery illness?
Oh, and the dog puked this morning too. I think he did it just out of solidarity for his Dad, though.