The wind is incredible. Still. Our area is the windiest in the state. There have been sustained winds almost 50 MPH and gusts measured that were over 75. They didn't say how much over, but it's a lot.
It blew all night long, and it was irritating, to say the least. I didn't sleep much last night, but the wind wasn't the cause; it was just the added irritation.
I went to bed with a very acid-y stomach, and I just thought it was one of those days that I have occasionally. I chewed up some Tums and crawled in bed, but I couldn't lie down. So I sat up for a while and read, thinking it would go away. It didn't. In fact, it got worse. I actually had acid rolling up my throat while I was sitting up.
I kept eating the Tums, but they didn't seem to be helping. I finally got up and opened a bottle of ginger ale, something that usually helps. But it didn't last night, and in fact I think it got worse. I got up and paced the floor, trying to move the gas, but again, nothing.
I was beginning to feel rather desperate, with a couple pounds of lead in my stomach. I couldn't figure out what was going on, but the desperation was something akin to "Move, dammit! Move up or down, I don't care but get out of my body!" And it did. From around 1:00 until 6:00, I was beating a path the the bathroom. I had the worst diarrhea I've had in a very long time. Gawd, I was miserable!
The only good thing was that the acid in my stomach was reduced. I began nibbling on crackers and took medication to slow it down, but I was one sick lady. And all the while, the wind was rattling the house, and it truly didn't help me to feel better!
I don't know what was the problem. My digestive system seems to be more sensitive with each year, and I think something at dinner simply tweaked it in the worst way. I'm just glad it is over!
I was supposed to go on a little trip today. I didn't. I called my friend with whom I was riding to let her know to go ahead, and later called my host to say I wasn't going to be there today. I'm so tired from lack of sleep and loss of fluids that I can hardly sit up. In fact, I'm going to nap as soon as I finish this note. I also didn't think I could sit in a car for several hours today, even though the bodily functioning has returned to a normal state. I'm too sore to sit very well, and sitting in s car on the road would make me totally miserable. groannn.
I'm OK now, I think. Assuming it doesn't return, I'll make the drive myself tomorrow. Thank goodness Linda is here and ready to take care of the babies whenever I get to go. I'm really appreciative for her help and presence.
Alright, then, night-night. Or should that be day-y, day-y? Whatever, I'm outta here!