Yesterday was a pretty rough day. My allergies for some reason were TERRIBLE. Advanced Algebra was the worst. My nose was running so hard that little specks of blood were coming out on the soaked tissues. I was hot and I could tell me face was bright red. The funny thing is that when I left the classroom, my nose cleared up instantaneously. Like, poof! All clear. I went to the bathroom, came back, and once again, poof! The stuffiness was back. Maybe it’s because I’m both allergic to the dirty air in our stuffy classrooms and the outrageous number of kids in the classroom made me nervous. It was horrible. I was thinking of going home sick, but I figured that I had two study halls later in the day and I didn’t want to start the year off with an absence.
After school, I got a haircut and then my mother and I went to the park with my sister and her friends to go jogging. Unfortunately, I forgot to wear sneakers and wore clogs instead. I started out well, but after about five minutes, my mother, my sister, and my sister’s friends were far ahead of me, leaving me walking hunched over with cramps in my chest. I decided to take the easy way to the end by cutting through the middle of the park’s golf course to the other side of the circular path. Even then, my sister was still ahead of me. By that time, I was totally beat and exhausted. Maybe this whole thing sort of lowered my immunity for a little bit, because afterwards, I started to feel sick.
Not that I didn’t feel kind of bad already. Since the previous day or so, I’d been feeling sick after eating. Last night, though, it was worse. I thought that I was still hungry, so I even ate some oatmeal before going to bed.
At about 3:00 in the morning, I woke up having a sort of awake dream involving Sarah Jessica Parker teaching me and the whole cast of Sex And The City some sort of lesson, I forget what about. Along with the strange awake dream, I had a horrible, horrible stomach ache that caused me to cry out every thirty seconds or so. I eventually called my mother into my room so she could get me a cup to put my expanders in. –Just so you know, I sleep in a loft bed, so it’s harder to get out of bed, especially when one is feeling that sick.– I didn’t want to throw up all over the place with my expanders on!
Suddenly, I got that horrible taste in my mouth that you get when you’re about to throw up. The spitty, salty taste. I dashed to the bathroom and threw up violently into the toilet. It was HORRIBLE! Since I don’t remember how the last time I threw up before this felt, I can say that this may have been my worst throw up experience EVER. Not only did it come spurting out of my mouth and into the toilet with disgusting plopping sounds, but it also got into my nose and the stomach acid burned my throat. It hurt SO much! It hurt to swallow!
From then until about five in the morning, I didn’t get much sleep and I threw up two more times. The second one was a little better, but it hurt since nothing was really left in my tummy. The third time, I had eaten a banana to fill up my stomach and taken some pepto-bismol to cut down the acidity, so it wasn’t as bad.
Obviously, I stayed home today. Figures. I start becoming interested in getting perfect attendance and then I get the stomach flu or something.