30 Day Challenge 15

16 May, 2011
Rat Fink

We are halfway there! I’ve really enjoyed reading everyone’s responses so far. My objective (to know more about my RtB fiends) is paying off. Seriously, I LOLd at Greg winning a box of Jell-o for a Bingo prize. HAAaaaa

So…the final countdown. It’s go time.

Day 15
What is the sickest you’ve ever been? (Not including infant ailments you can’t remember.)

In 1983, when I was three months pregnant with Lars and visiting family in Dallas, Mavis and I took the husbands out to Bennigan’s, where I ate a delicious steak that also happened to be laced with some evil bacteria. I ended up in the emergency room at the local hospital. Get this: they made me stand up to give blood. Nice, eh? A little armrest thingy folded down from the wall, and they bled me while I stood there. As you might expect, I was dehydrated, nauseated and weak from the constant barfing, and wound up on the floor. Kablam.

I worried every day that Lars was going to be infected somehow. You can imagine my relief and happiness six months later (as well as every single day in the 27 years that followed).

So do you remember being so sick you wanted to expire? I’ll wait till after breakfast to read; I’ve made myself kind of ooky. *hORk*

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Rae
Rae
16 May, 2011 8:19 am

OH, man. Shelby Hospital. It was about 5 or 6 hours after I got burned and they didn’t know how much pain killers to give me, basically, because I drifted off a few times during the whole process from the pain. So… I woke up and Heffe was there… and I couldn’t focus on anything and I literally felt like I was in that ride at the old-fashioned fairs where it spins so fast you get stuck to the wall while the bottom drops down…? You know the one. Well, that was real life at the time. Then I “flung”… Read more »

Greg
Greg
16 May, 2011 11:22 am

Mono when I was 35–worst sore throat, had trouble sleeping and still going to school every day. Finally went to the doctor who suggested a liver scan. I chickened out on it and asked the doctor for a mono-positive test. After I knew what it was, I could finally start sleeping again. I was out of school for 3 weeks. By the third week, I was climbing the walls with nothing to occupy my time–actually looked forward to returning to work again.

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RD
RD
16 May, 2011 4:56 pm

When I was about 6 or 7 years old, I came down with a severe case of measles. At this time there was no vacine or even much treatment for the measles. You just had to see it through. So that I wouldn’t contaminate my siblings, I was isolated in my bedroom for at least a week. Early on, I was so sick that I couldn’t eat. The belief at that time was that when you had the measles, light was a bad thing for the eyes, so my parents kept the room in total darkness 24 – 7. That… Read more »

BoomR
BoomR
16 May, 2011 5:28 pm

Having my tonsils out shortly after HS graduation day. BLECH… That was a sore throat, nausea, and pain like I’ve never EVER had before in my life. I’ll spare you the rest of the gross details, though. Clearly there is a reason why they get taken out while kids are young…

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Meg
Meg
16 May, 2011 7:11 pm

It was the semesters first “steak night” in the campus dining hall. The occassion happens once a month and students practically count down the days in eager anticipation for it. I didn’t have steak (it was practically grilled fat) but I had cordon bleu AND fried shrimp. Don’t ask me why I had both. To top it off for dessert I had a milkshake. Wow, what a bad combination. I basically slept on the floor that night in my dorms community bathroom. The toilet was my best friend for the next 24 hours. And because my bed was lofted and… Read more »

Bando
Bando
16 May, 2011 8:41 pm

That time in the fall of 2007 when I missed a week of school – and no blood test, CT scan, or doctor ever figured out what was wrong. Scary. Hope it never happens again, but it did get me out of a football game. :-) Worth it? Maybe.

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Country Mouse
Country Mouse
16 May, 2011 10:47 pm

I have a very bad allergic reaction when I come into contact with poison ivy. About 10 years ago I had a severe case on my neck and face. We think I got it from the smoke from some weeds my husband was burning. About 85% of my neck and face were covered with extremely itchy blisters, my eye was swollen shut, I had a temperature of 101 and it was during the summer and very warm and we have no AC. I won’t even discuss what I looked like what the oozing started……the itching was unbearable, I couldn’t sleep… Read more »

Suzanne
17 May, 2011 2:16 am

Probably my bout with mono when I was 16, and I remember when I was 12 I had a nasty nasty sinus infection. I won’t go into details about what the doctor did to help with “drainage” but it involved foot-long Q-tips being shoved into my nose…….

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