I had trouble falling asleep last night. I got home from dialysis yesterday and was pretty tired….as could be expected. After eating lunch, I took a nap which lasted about an hour and a half or so.

I must admit, when I woke up yesterday morning I didn’t feel that great either. My stomach was just achy and rumbly…and I simply felt nauseated. The last thing I wanted to do was get up, get dressed, and head off to dialysis…but this simply just isn’t a matter of choice here. I’ve seen many dialysis patients who will just “skip” dialysis because they have something else/better to do. Not me though. Nothing is more important than my health. You’d think that would be a pretty simply concept for pretty much everybody. I guess not.

Anyhow, after my nap, I woke up and watched TV. My stomach still didn’t feel that great. My mom came home and made me some steamed potatoes for dinner. When it was time to sleep again, I started experiencing some terrible acid reflux. Probably my fault for a couple of reasons. I shouldn’t have eaten something that was so spicy just before going to bed. Also, I had procrastinated on picking up my omeprazole from the pharmacy. My Mom finally picked it up for me on Sunday so I’ve been using it since. Perhaps it’ll take a few days before these symptoms of acid reflux subside.

The combination of feeling unwell and having the acid reflux kept me awake. I kept getting up and going down to the kitchen to drink something as the burning in my throat was quite annnoying.

When I finally did get to sleep, it was after 2am. When I woke up in the morning I totally felt like I could puke. My stomach was soo rumbly and sore. I usually work on Tuesday mornings, but I opted to sit this one out. The last thing I wanted to do was go to work and feel unwell.

The electrician came to my house on Friday, so that aspect of setting my house up for dialysis is done. After speaing to the techs, the machine should be brought in sometime next week. Rose has started ordering supplies for me too. She said stuff should start coming either Monday or Tuesday. I didn’t see anything come yesterday, so perhaps some stuff will come in today. I look forward to snapping shots of the spiffy machine and all of the equipment that goes with it when it gets here.

One of the techs called me today and said that he had spoken to Celine (one of the dialysis nurses) and she told him that it was ok to deliver the machine to my house either next Tuesday or Thursday. I was quite surprised by this as Celine hadn’t discussed this with me at all. I know that I’m at dialysis on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, but it isn’t fair to assume that I have absolutely no life on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If not for the fact that I’m unwell today, I’d be at work. Thursdys I can be home, which is what I discussed with MY nurse Rose last week (she’s off this entire week for March Break). No biggie…but I just wish that Celine would have called ME and spoke to me about it as opposed to simply telling the techs to basically choose either Tuesday or Thursday to come to my house. Weird.

Anyhow, I think it would be a good idea for me to try and get some math homework done. I’ve been majorly procrastinating. Getting anything done with this stomach ache won’t be easy, so instead of doing actual “math math” stuff, I’ll work on the ISU. I have to research a famous mathematician and discuss what important things he/she has brought to the world of math basically.

Fun fun.

3 comments on “Called in Sick Today :-(

  1. Flo I just stumbled upon your site. You have a lot of courage. I’m proud of you – peace and love from your boy Burroughs.


  2. Thanks, DB. I appreciate it and you


  3. Hey Flow,

    As a fellow 20-something (25) Lupus survivor I understand your pain on many levels. I am so proud of you for staying so strong,yet unintentionally, giving so many of us courage through writing your blog. I am feeling horrible today but after reading your blog I see that is my sista Flow can get through the day I KNOW I can! 🙂 I'm so glad I stumbled across your site today and I definitely will keep you in my prayers.


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