Day #57: Been to Hell in a Hand Basket!

Yes, I went to hell in a hand basket, or at least, that’s what it felt like!

Last Wednesday night through Thursday morning, I was sick. I was very sick. Throwing up and, well, other stuff. So that by mid morning Thursday I was in bad shape, and on the road to being severely dehydrated. At which point my partner called for an ambulance, and I was rushed into hospital for an extended stay, for five days till they could stabilise my condition—my potassium, sodium, and magnesium levels had dropped to a very unhealthy level.

After a couple of days on a drip and being closely monitored, blood tests showed my electrolytes where finally back in balance, and I was on the road to recover. The doctor, however, kept me in for a few more days over the weekend to make sure there was no reoccurrence of the vomiting and diarrhoea.

I was back home on the Monday but on a restricted diet of high fibre meals, and plenty of water. This weekend I should be in the clear, if there are no further occurrences that is. The virus will have been flushed through my system. Well, at least that’s the plan. I hope so, because, let me tell you, I wouldn’t will that experience on my worst enemy.

Simply put, it was awful. Though it’s true, I was in really good hands, in the best place possible, and being looked after by teams of nurses, doctors, and auxiliary staff who were outstanding.

I cannot express my thanks to all these dedicated people who helped me on the road to recovery, and I am ever grateful to their dedication. Maybe tomorrow I’ll post about the highs and lows.

Oh, and while in Emergency I was tested for COVID-19, and it’s official, I am negative!

Where ever you are in the world, stay safe out there, and take care of you and yours.


10 Comments Day #57: Been to Hell in a Hand Basket!

  1. AvatarInge | The Belgian Reviewer May 9, 2020 at 5:05 am

    I’m very very sorry to hear you were so sick, I better think twice not to eat something that has passed its due date (I don’t always care), I don’t want to go through this! Luckily your partner made the right decision. So great to see you’re back home and already a little better. Rest up and hopefully you’ll be back in business real soon xxx

    1. AlexAlex May 9, 2020 at 8:07 am

      Thank you, Inge, and please, don’t eat expired food, either. It’s not worth the risk! And yes, I was so lucky to have someone here with me to look out for me. Hope you have a good weekend, Sweetie, take care. xx

  2. AvatarPaula Bardell-Hedley May 8, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Oh, Alex! I kept wondering why you had gone off the radar. Thank goodness you’re on the mend, your partner must have been so worried. Was it something you ate? Take care and get plenty of rest. xx

    1. AlexAlex May 8, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you, Paula, it was a bit an ordeal but the staff at the hospital came through big time, and kept me safe. And yes, my partner was as worried as hell and glad to have me home, as glad as I am to be home.

      I had acute food poisoning from some iffy ham, it seems. And as my partner didn’t eat any, it was only me that got sick. Which is one small blessing. Thanks again, Paula, and hope you and yours are doing okay. Have a great weekend.

      1. AvatarPaula Bardell-Hedley May 8, 2020 at 7:39 pm

        Very nasty. Thank goodness you received such good care. We’re fine thanks, Alexander. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day in the UK this weekend. I hope you’re soon feeling well again. 🤗

        1. AlexAlex May 9, 2020 at 8:05 am

          Oh, it was, and I wouldn’t want anyone to go through this right now, what with the added worry.

          Yes, we’ll be celebrating too, this weekend, but without the usual gatherings, sadly.

  3. AvatarSophie @BewareOfTheReader May 8, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Well Alexandra I was ready to send you a private message asking if you were all right as I hadn’t seen any post of yours! I am sorry you had to go through all this! Rest and recover. Sending you healing vibes!

    1. AlexAlex May 8, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      Oh, bless you, Sophie. You are a sweetheart. I missed everyone, and missed blogging. But thankfully, I’m okay and home, and doing okay. And I’ll all the healing vibes you care to send. ❤️

  4. AvatarJonetta (Ejaygirl) | Blue Mood Café May 8, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Oh, I’m so sorry you went through this, Alexandra!!! I’m glad you’re on the mend. Prayers for you💜

    1. AvatarAlex May 8, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you, Jonetta. It was a little frightening, so I’m glad to be home and on the mend.

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