Hey guys, thanks for the HUGE concern!
Yes, I am still alive, but barely!
Here is the diagnosis...
Since Monday evening, I began to feel uncomfortable since eating a hotdog from a local movie theater.
That night, I could not get sleep due to irregualr bowel movements. I was also very tired and my body felt drained - perhaps my stomach's constant churning exhausted my body's energy levels.
I was beginning to get worried, but my Tuesday morning, I was feeling better. I actually felt great, until I ate my breakfast. When food entered, my stomach would churn uncomfortably.
I drove to San Antonio with no urge to go to the bathroom. I avoided eating food, because everytime I did, I would get extreme gas and my stomach would ache painfully.
On Tuesday around 7:30pm, I only had enough money to get a $2 hamburger and a large ice water. It didn't go down very well, but it stayed. I hate vomitting, so I forced my reflexes to hold it.
That night, I stayed with my neice and she made lasagna and salad. I wasn't hungry, but I ate anyway because I thought I needed something in me. I didn't want to be rude, but I knew it had cheese and I'm latcose intolerant. I didn't want to ask for something else.
The cheese probably did me in that night. I went to the bathroom every 20 minutes, so she and i were up all night watching TV. I took Imodium and I don't think it worked. Again, my body was drained of energy and i was feeling like shit - pun intended!
By Wed morning, the shits were gone and the lasagna was too. Food normally stays in the body for at least 18 hours, but something in my system was trying to expell a really bad bug. I was VERY tired!
No breakfast, but that day I went to my old house and I picked up a few things and went to visit my older sister. She gave me some fiber tablets and slices oranges. When out other sister showed up, she made us her famous "Spaghetti 1980" (it's a long story)... LOL, but there was no way I would pass that dish up.
After that meal, I wasn't in such turmoil as the night before. There was no cheese, and I ate some bread with it. I continued to rehydrate my body with sports drinks and water and electrolytes! Little by little, I was starting to feel more in control.
That night, I went to HEB and bought some Kaopectate with the money my sisters gave me. I went to my old house and took the first dose. I felt gassy and my stomach was expanding to outrageous proportions. It was a big round balloon and tight to the touch. I looked in the mirror and I seemed pregnant. I laughed to keep from crying, but I knew that medicine would cause gas.
I took another dose a hour later, and I managed to get some sleep.
Thursday morning was a blessing. My stomach was not churning, and I was actually hungry for the first time in three days. There was no food, but I did find instant noodle soup, canned pinapples and three eggs and toast.
All day, my stomach is finally behaving and I can eat food without getting the "churros".
Right now, I'm gonna get a sandwhich because it's almost dinner time.
By the way, I think my illness was caused my protein poisoning or a bad hotdog. Either way, I'm feeling better. Kaopectate really works.