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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Good:  I will survive this extremely painful stomach ache I've had for the past two days.

The Bad:  It turns out, I'm not faking the pain to get out of things like working, heavy lifting, cleaning my room, etc.  I have an intestinal infection... Yep, my intestines are sick and basically stopped working.

The Ugly: At this point in time, I cannot eat solid food for the next 48 hours because my sick intestines can't digest it.  As for everything I've eaten in the past two days, it's just sitting there at the bottom of my stomach... Yes folks, I am literally "full of crap."  (actually, I'm just full of food... "pre-crap" if you will.)

I hate going to the emergency room.  I was trying to put it off, but mom was worried I had something wrong with my gallbladder, or appendix.  I assured her it was neither, because those areas of my abdomen weren't hurting, the pain was just "behind my belly button."  (Anatomy classes can come in so handy.)  I decided to take mom's advice, and go to the quick care.  I walked in, pale as a ghost, nauseous, and doubled over from the pain, and the first thing the doctor asked was, "Are you pregnant." 

The thing with doctors is that they never believe young female patients who say, "no."  No matter how many reasons or combinations of reasons are given justifying a non-pregnancy, "Birth Control Pills," "currently on my period," and "not sexually active (eww I hate that term)" they don't listen.  And so, like Freshman Gym, there was no getting out of it, and I had to pee in a cup- so embarrassing. 

Turns out, I was right.  (Take that E.P.T.!)  It's just a simple, very painful infection.  How or why I got it, I don't know.  What I do know is that I'm starving, but am confined to ingesting only Gatorade, water, and Popsicles for the next two days... I guess that's not such a bad thing.  I L♥VE Popsicles! 

After today's events, I'm left with more questions than answers.  "Like, does being pregnant hurt?"   Because if my state - extreme pain, doubling over, and nausea -  is common amongst pregnant women, I want no part of that, and the stork is just going to have to bring me babies.

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  1. haha, don't worry, being preggo isn't that bad. At least for me I had little to no stomach issues during my pregnancy. I wonder if they were just trying to scare you, "If you have sex, you'll get pregnant and DIE!!" haha

  2. They asked you that b/c when you miscarry that is exactly how it feels. Doubled over in pain...not the fun part of being pregnant/miscarrying. Oh the things us women go through!! Feel better!!


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