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Posted: 4/17/2006 9:04:49 AM EST
Man this last weekend I had somehow caught a bad case of strep throat, that was the worse! I can't even remember ever being that sick before.

All alone by myself, no one to nurse me back to health. Too sick to drive, too far in the country to call a cab. I was tempted to dial 911 but held fast at just lying in bed to die.

I think I lost about 8 lbs.

It feels good to be able to eat again.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:07:55 AM EST
My god!!!11eleven!

You survived the Burd Flooo!!!
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:09:34 AM EST
I had a case of food poisoning earlier this year that had me thinking I was going to die.

And today I really did some kind of number to my back. Pinched nerve or something, but I sure as hell can't stand up, or sit, or walk.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:10:25 AM EST
norwalk like virus, approximately 4 years ago.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:11:40 AM EST
Probably 6-8 months ago,

caught food poisining/stomach flu

and was throwing up for like three days straight.

Blech.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:15:43 AM EST
Last Christmas Day. Had a heart attack.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:17:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:18:15 AM EST
Strep and Mono in a Military Hospital (Fort Benning, GA 1990).

Dear God that was hell. I had a 104 Degree temp., I had to drink one pitcher of water every 30 minutes, and a cold shower immediately after the pitcher to bring my body temperature down. Between my throat being swollen badly enough to demand a liquid diet, and the fever, I lost about 35 pounds in two weeks.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:20:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By Combatvet:
Man this last weekend I had somehow caught a bad case of strep throat, that was the worse! I can't even remember ever being that sick before.

All alone by myself, no one to nurse me back to health. Too sick to drive, too far in the country to call a cab. I was tempted to dial 911 but held fast at just lying in bed to die.

I think I lost about 8 lbs.

It feels good to be able to eat again.



Dude, people died of strep before penicillin...does the name George Gipp ring any bells?!? You might want to seek medical attention the next go round.

Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:22:44 AM EST
2004 Feb-Jun Chemo...
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:23:39 AM EST
I had stomach flu a few weeks ago, diharrea, vomiting (at the same time), fever, aches, headache... Was too sick to even drive the kids to school...I still don't feel right.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:25:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Last Christmas Day. Had a heart attack.



ok, you win.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:32:58 AM EST
A couple years ago I thought I had Strep. Like you, I just laid around, waiting to die. I felt sick, like the flu, only worse. It got to the point where I couldn't even lie down; if I did, a swollen flap would close off my throat and I couldn't breath. I started sleeping sitting up, and my wife finally convinced me to see a doctor.

It turned out to be an advanced case of Tonsilitis, and when I went to the ear, nose, and throat specialist, he said it was the worst case he had ever seen. He even asked me if it was OK to bring over someone else to look at it. They were standing there looking at me like I was some sort of freak or something.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:39:16 AM EST
2 weeks ago. Fever, ackes, nasal infection. I lost like 5 or 6 pounds in 5 days.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:39:18 AM EST
Oct 2004 when I had meningitis, atleast I got lots of demerol
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:41:05 AM EST
About 2 years ago, had some nasty flu-like thing, took me down hard.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:46:34 AM EST
Back in college I had Pneumonia, Bronchitis, and Sinusitis all at the same time. Never before or since have a seen so much mucus with so much variation in colors.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:56:44 AM EST
Food poisoning, in 2000.

Caught it in my father's hometown outside Taipei, Taiwan.

You wonder why the avian flu always comes from Asia ... there are chickens running all over the place.

Had to go to a 3-day rifle class immediately after coming back to the States. It was not fun.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 10:14:55 AM EST
Came down with the REAL flu in 96,I can't remember what strain it was. High fever,sore throat. I would sleep 12-14 hrs,get up and then fall asleep as soon as I sat down. Work called on the 3rd day and told me to go to the doc as I'd need a note from him when I came back. Drug myself into the clinic and everybody moved to the other side of the waiting room when I sat down. My liver and kidneys were shutting down and I was pretty jaundiced. A couple days in the hospital and I was put on some heavy duty antibiotics(had to go in for shots along with the pills) and had to have blood tests for 6-8 weeks to make sure that my organ functions were returning. Doc said that I would have just kept sleeping more and more until I went into a coma.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 10:21:57 AM EST
15 years ago. I eat a handful of vitimins everyday.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 11:41:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Last Christmas Day. Had a heart attack.



ok, you win.



Didn't feel much like I was winning anything for an hour or so.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 11:45:51 AM EST
Last fall I got mono. Had a feaver around 103 for 5 days and could do nothing for 3 weeks. Also I could lift nothing over 25lbs for about a month after I felt better. BTW we make caskets so I was just about useless for 2 months. Glad I don't have to deal with that again.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 11:47:16 AM EST
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Link Posted: 4/17/2006 12:02:49 PM EST
Caught either a virus or food poisoning in Venezuela, around October of 1995. Drenched my bed with sweat and had to run to the bathroom every 15 minutes to purge one end or the other. Felt like I was freezing to death despite a burning fever.

Finally, at about 2:00 a.m. I mercifully passed out. It was several days before I could hold down more than two bites per meal. I think I weighed about 126 lbs when my body finally stabilized.


Caught pneumonia about 4 years ago. Kept coughing up mucus with blood. Wife realized it was serious when I told her to forget about church meetings and get me to an emergency room one Sunday morning. Spent that Sunday afternoon in blissful semi-consciousness due to the codein(sp?) in my medicine.



This last January I got food poisoning at Key Largo, Florida. Wouldn't have been so bad except that I coughed and gasped for air at the same time as my body decided to vomit. I got a lung full of stomach acid. Spent the next 15 minutes fighting for life as I went through a cycle of gasp for air, cough, vomit, gasp for air, cough, vomit....

Needless to say, stomach acid in the lungs is really painful.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 12:03:05 PM EST
I got the flu last month, dropped about 10 pounds, the typical stuff evil flu stuff.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 12:05:26 PM EST
January, bad cold, and then some "friend" decided to get me drunk. I don't drink much, and this sob gets me to drink "orange" things all evening. Ended up with the equivalent of 13 shots. Allowed my cold to get a death grip on me, besides a hangover from hell.

Other than that, I had scripto speritium (bovine disease) a few years ago. I was sick for weeks, probably lost 15-20lbs.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 12:05:41 PM EST
been out sick for the last two weeks, my fucking teeth hurt so bad I couldn't eat and my joints hurt, now I didn't start throwing up intill the end when my teeth stopped hurting and I could eat again.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 12:08:24 PM EST
Influenza, 1993. Sick for 3 weeks. I don't think I have ever been that ill before or since.

Strep throat made me pretty damn ill a couple of times also but not even close to that one.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 12:12:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 12:13:11 PM EST by GabbasaurusRex]
Christmas break about two years ago. Didn't eat for 3 days since I would see it come back up half an hour later. Woke up one morning, stood up to go to the bathroom and almost blacked out from the lack of food in my system. That's when I knew I needed to eat something.

Even crawling into bed was a chore. It was misery, man. Complete misery.

Lasted a week, lost about 5 lbs.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 12:16:48 PM EST
Stomach infection 2 months ago, vomited so hard I my made myself pass out. Eventually ran such a high fever and was so dehydrated that I went into convulsion or seizures, can’t remember which name the doctor gave it . Ended waking up in the hospital with IV’s in my arms. When they discharged me from the hospital the next day I was 15 LBS lighter.hinking.gif
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 12:41:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 12:43:04 PM EST by Brad86]
Somehow I ended up with a staph infection about this time last year. Anyway, it went to work on my aortic valve and shredded it, putting me in the hospital for a little shy of 3 months. During that time, I had to get a new valve put in, IV antibiotics for 6 weeks, dialisys from my kidneys shutting down, a second surgery to repair some bleeding in one lung from who knows what (the TV gets it right when they show the reaction a patient has when a chest tube is crammed through your ribcage) and my wife aged about 10 years when I was completely out of it for a week or so.

Ended up about 55 pounds lighter, and developed an extreme aversion to chicken prepared in any form. Why do hospitals feed you chicken with every meal? That was worse than anything else, "What's for lunch?" "Ohhh gooody, baked chicken and chicken noodle soup." No lie, baked chicken and chicken noodle soup. They try to kill you in those places.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 2:12:32 PM EST
I just want to tell all of the fat people this:

"Come here, let me cough on you".


Link Posted: 4/17/2006 2:28:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 7:39:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By w107rsf:
Stomach infection 2 months ago, vomited so hard I my made myself pass out. Eventually ran such a high fever and was so dehydrated that I went into convulsion or seizures, can’t remember which name the doctor gave it . Ended waking up in the hospital with IV’s in my arms. When they discharged me from the hospital the next day I was 15 LBS lighter.



sounds like the joys of gastroenteritis to me...I've had that a couple of times. Worst time happened about 15 years ago. I was living in a town house, and the AC didn't work very good in the upstairs of the house. It was during the summer...I had a buddy drag my mattress down and plop it in the living room to escape the heat of the upstairs. Basically I laid there for about 5 straight days, getting up only to crawl-literally-to the shitter. I lost 15 lbs as well.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 7:42:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 7:46:03 PM EST
Christmas through new years, this year. Novavirus, in bed for about ten days, throwing up for 7 of them. Lost 15-20 pounds.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 7:55:32 PM EST
Anyone else never been seriously ill?? Knock, knock, knocking on wood.


Link Posted: 4/17/2006 7:59:58 PM EST
Well, I had the flu real bad about two months ago. Agonizing nausea for a whole day, and I couldn't eat more than a few spoon fulls of jello or a popsicle each day for the next few days afterwards. Come to think of it, that's probably the sickest I can remember being.

I suppose I should really be thankful that I haven't experienced a true, all-out debilitating ailment like some of you have.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 8:07:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 8:07:54 PM EST by Spade]
January. Puked for nearly 18 hours straight. Managed to stop it by using some, um, medicine I had when I got naseua from a migraine.

After sleeping, I got up, walke downstairs, and collapsed. Dragged myself to the couch, rested, dragged myself to the kitchen, rested, started drinking gatorade.
Apparently having a lot of fluids violently thrown out of your neck is really bad for you. I'd never been dehydrated before and wow did that suck. Hard to move, hard to think. It probably wouldn't have been a terrible idea to try the hospital. I spent the whole day on the couch drinking gatorade. Took another 24 hours of sleeping and drinking to feel normal again. I lost a decent amount of weight in one goddamn day.


The only other time was my first migraine. 10 minutes of pure hell. If I had been able to do anything but writhe in pain I would've been willing to eat a bullet to stop that. Holy shit. I fear my migraines now and start taking meds at the first sign.

Link Posted: 4/17/2006 8:14:17 PM EST
I had mono and strep throat this past December. I would awake sucking a few ounces of the hard, bloody phlem out of my head every morning while feeling like I got hit my a train.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 8:33:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 8:34:45 PM EST by Spade]

Originally Posted By 556A2:
I had mono and strep throat this past December.



I gave a girl mono. I had mild symptoms for one day. Nasty one day sore throat and the swelling. Hurt like hell and was then gone. If I had the tired stuff I didn't notice since I'm naturally lazy.

She came down with it. I, naturally, freaked out figuring I'd get it. Went to the doctor and told him. He listed basic symptoms, I said I'd had that, but just for a day. He concluded that I had given it to her. Since at that point I had decided to hate her guts, score one for Mr. Spade. She also came down with it during finals.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 8:41:42 PM EST
In Bahrain, October last fall. Got the flu. Worst I had ever had.. I had a fever, the shits, chills, stomach cramps, sweats, everything but puking. I never seem to puke when I get sick. Anyway, I lost about 10lbs and was laid up for 5 days. I was hoping I would die thats how sick I was.


Just getting over a case of the common cold right now. Had a bad cough and stuffy head for a week or so. Got some codein cough syrup from medical and that helped me though the worst of it. I usually get sick once or twice a year. usually right around the end of October and then again in the spring.. So I'm par for the course..
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 8:45:20 PM EST
Christmas 1993. Gallbladder attack. Luckily I was at my Moms house so the kids were being watched. Thought I was going to die....I wanted to die.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:00:00 PM EST
Last year stomach flu spread through the dorm complex I live in. It's suite style living so if one person gets it - the others follow quickly. A chemistry exam while trying not to vomit is particularly fun.

One jerk I know was hit particularly hard - vomited every 15 minutes or so for 10 hours.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:34:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ginger:
I had stomach flu a few weeks ago, diharrea, vomiting (at the same time), fever, aches, headache... Was too sick to even drive the kids to school...I still don't feel right.



had that one a few weeks ago too.

I got a cold this weekend but it wasnt that bad, was still able to make it to the OH shoot.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:40:02 PM EST
When I got food poisoned at the local Claim Jumper.

Link Posted: 4/18/2006 6:07:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Spade:
January. Puked for nearly 18 hours straight. Managed to stop it by using some, um, medicine I had when I got naseua from a migraine.

After sleeping, I got up, walke downstairs, and collapsed. Dragged myself to the couch, rested, dragged myself to the kitchen, rested, started drinking gatorade.
Apparently having a lot of fluids violently thrown out of your neck is really bad for you. I'd never been dehydrated before and wow did that suck. Hard to move, hard to think. It probably wouldn't have been a terrible idea to try the hospital. I spent the whole day on the couch drinking gatorade. Took another 24 hours of sleeping and drinking to feel normal again. I lost a decent amount of weight in one goddamn day.


The only other time was my first migraine. 10 minutes of pure hell. If I had been able to do anything but writhe in pain I would've been willing to eat a bullet to stop that. Holy shit. I fear my migraines now and start taking meds at the first sign.




I understand your fear of migraines. I used to get multiple migraines per week back in junior high. I've never considered suicide but there were several minutes during one of the worst migraines that I was sure death would be more merciful.

Migraines were so common for me that I developed a tolerance to most pain meds (tylenol, ibuprofin, excedrine, etc.) and they did nothing for me. My only hope was to shut myself in a dark, quite room with a cool, wet washcloth on my foorhead and do my best to try and ignore the agonizing pain.
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