Remember how I was all terrified to leave the house and go to work for that one measly night I was scheduled for last week because THE PLAGUE was afoot and I am now terrified of germs? Because they tend to land me back in MONO HELL for months and months. Especially stomach germs after the theme of the past year has been retraining myself to eat food
Um. Send sympathy. And those of you who had this, tell me how long it lasts (with, you know, your non-sucky immune systems) and any home remedies that met with success.
And (DON'T LAUGH!! Okay, you can laugh. I've turned into a hypochondriac, fuck it.) how many days do I have of not being able to keep any liquids down before I have to worry? All my first-aid books are about children, and I suspect it's different for adults.
As a potentially amusing sidebar, I have to "report this to security" where I work -- which I will do as soon as I trust myself to keep it together for the duration of a phone call (we're not going to talk about how long it's taken to write this pathetic entry, or it really *will* be TMI). My mother also explained how she's only eating cooked things and has stopped eating salads at work, like it's a third-world country.
On the upside (and yes, I had to really scrounge for it), this means that my getting progressively more mono-y and depressive and existential-crisis-y all week is not all on my head.
Anyone I owe stuff to -- rosewildeirish, perihawk, msraven292, pellucid... anyone else... it may be delayed.