Last week I felt generally more achy and as if I had a virus, with sore eyes and headaches. In the early hours of Sat morning I had an explosive diarrhoea while asleep event. This has happened before and at least I now have enough disposible "catchers" to save the bedding, but need to wash myself off in the cold wee hours. By Saturday lunchtime I felt very hungry which is unusual, and I ate either too much of a cheese sandwich or ate it too quickly resulting in my longtime problem of the food stuck in my oesophagus and unable to reach my stomach.
This takes sips of liquid and regurgitation (sorry) to clear. The episodes are becoming painful. I was chilled through to my core but no temperature. By the early hours of Sunday morning not enough liquid was getting through and I was desperately thirsty. Eyeing tap water with greed but knowing sips will come back is a very unpleasant experience. Whatever the bits below the stomach are called were begining to gurgle so I knew I did not have a blockage there and something was getting through.
Risk hospital at 2am on a Sunday morning? No thanks. I managed to hang on until the minute my GP surgery opened. I was peeing small amounts. No blood but it smelled bad. The GP diagnosed a kidney infection and prescribed antibiotics. I had none of the classic fever or kidney pain symptoms.
Now I'm able to drink plenty of fluids, eat small amounts of mush and am feeling slightly better. I'm staying inside, keeping warm, and taking timed naps (I set the alarm on my mobile because I don't want to be unable to sleep tonight)
Why, whether you are in work or not, does it seem you get most unwell at weekends? 😢