Thursday, January 6, 2011

Double Dose of Focker

For the past two days, I have been home sick. Not the head cold from Hades or the flu that struck everyone in my house (thank little eight pound, six ounce baby Jesus for that), but I have been so wiped out in exhaustion from my joints being completely swollen, sore, and literally a pain in my ass.

If you're just getting into reading my blog, you know that I have recently gone gluten-free. And, after a lapse in judgment around Thanksgiving, I have been vigilant about eradicating gluten from my diet. Well, I think that I took a massive dose...and completely not my fault. I went to a local sandwich shop called Udi's for their Big Apple Turkey sandwich on gluten-free bread with's amazing. But, I don't think that the front counter translated to the back kitchen that I needed gluten-free bread.

If you're thinking what I'm thinking, my two cookies and a bite of stuffing from Thanksgiving was about one fourth of what I ate on Sunday. Great. Awesome. So, after I had so much bloating I looked like a starving child that you could adopt on late night television for $1/day, my joints hit me, and hit me hard.

To describe the last two days, every joint hurt to move or bear weight. So every time I shifted while I slept would wake me up to sharp pain. If I just laid stationary, I would just ache. Not to mention that I had a dull headache the whole time, which, lucky me, got worse as I tried to sleep because I would stretch the efficacy time between doses. Great, right? So, I have a double dose of focker...from the bread and the pain relievers. Double dose.

Although I am feeling much better physically today, I'm sore like I just started a new workout routine. But the main reason that I got my geriatric ass out of bed was because I was going stir crazy. I had a major case of cabin fever and I was looking for an escape...even if it was to my little cubicle at the office.

If I manage to make it through the day without needing a nap (finally got 9 hours of sleep which is double what I got the previous two nights), don't have that raging headache and I can sit long enough to work, I'll be here. Not to mention, I feel like it's Monday, so when I remember that it's Thursday, I have a little bonus.

OK, but now to the real reason I created a post instead of lurking on other blogs catching up on the last two days: I'm directing you to Southern in the City for her first giveaway! Lacey's blog has been in full swing for a whole year now, and she's commemorating with a giveaway. Granted, I haven't followed Southern in the City for that whole year, but I like to read up on the goings on south of the Mason-Dixon line. So, take a second to read Miss Lacey's little slice of the blogosphere!


  1. Oh no! I hope you feel better soon hun!

  2. geez! Hope you get better really super soon!! xxooo

  3. Hope you feel better stat pretty lady!

  4. I'm sorry you're feeling so sick! It's going around my office this week and I hope I don't catch it. I'll be thinking about you!! And thank you so much for blogging about my giveaway you are awesome! :) Feel better soon!