So I've been sick for about 3 weeks now... got sick about halfway through my trip in India. I managed well enough there, despite the heat and the cramps and then pain and then all the bathroom problems.... probably because they're definitely better equipped and ready to handle such problems (they have rehydration salts..... we have..... Gatorade. Yay.
However.... I could not for the life of me eat ANYTHING fresh (fruits, veggies, even meat!!) or non-carb without having massive cramps and pain. It got to the point where the only things I could keep down without being in true pain for hours was: Domino's pizza, ice cream, and rice. Which is basically what I lived on for a week and a half. They didn't even have soups I could really have, because they were ALL SPICY!
Surprisingly, I didn't gain much... maybe 2lbs or so... and I have a sneaking suspicion some of it is water weight from the hydration salts as well as the salt content of the things I was eating.
So I came home thinking that things were getting better and it'd be especially easy because my body would be more used to the food here and all that junk. So I wouldn't need my rehydration salts... and that I could go back to eating normally and healthy.
So... I was wrong. Ended up in the ER last night, for four hours, got hooked to an IV and treated for dehydration and prescribed an anti-nausea med for my vomiting and queasiness.
The doc told me to keep doing as I'm doing.... eating only what will stay down (like I said, pizza, rice, ice cream and soup) and/or soup and crackers and gatorade.
It just makes me think though.... I really really feel bad about eating so terribly.... but at the same time, my health is in jeopardy here. Maybe the problem is that I hate to admit that its fun to eat ice cream and popsicles and pizza, but it is..... Maybe I'm just scared that I'll backslide or something.
I'm checking my weight every day.... and it only fluctuates between 195 to 193..... so far so good... but at what point do I force myself to start eating right again?
I just wonder if skinny people have to worry about this stuff....