Though it’s really not that funny, this subject line amused me. It should really read “Self-diagnosis: Salmonella“.
I’ve been nauseous and sore for the past 24 hours, and there were a number of possible causes. I played softball on Monday, and I was surprisingly sore afterwards. Also, I upset my stomach with spicy food for the first time on Monday night. So, when I had a spicy lunch yesterday and then felt bad, I assumed I was just suffering from the same afflictions.
However, this morning I felt cold, even though the office thermometer is showing nearly 80 degrees. That was unusual, so I took my temperature; it turns out I have a 1-degree fever. (It’s been a while since I had a fever; I’m usually quite healthy.) So, I finally put it all together.
Loss of appetite, check.
Abdominal cramping, check.
General malaise, check.
It sure sounds to me like I’ve got food poisoning. Perhaps I got it from fruit I didn’t wash thorougly? Maybe meat of some sort? I really have no idea, especially because Kate seems mostly unaffected.
I would whine about how this is such a bad time to get sick, with a paper deadline and a trip to St. Louis coming up, but I feel that we’re making good progress on the paper, and I should be feeling better by the time we travel. I sure hope so; traveling while sick really sucks.