I woke up feeling kinda rotten today. Nose dripping, stomach upset and absolutely exhausted. But I went on into work anyway, mostly because I hadn't woken up early enough to call out! Ninety minutes into my shift, the nausea started to get really bad. IE: swallowing it down, bad. I was working alone in a section of the store and had two customers involved in major planning sessions so I couldn't just walk off until someone came to relieve me. When another coworker did appear, I wasted no time excusing myself and bolting for the bathroom.
I didn't make it. I projectile vomited on the stairs. Thankfully the back, employee only stairs. Worst of all, I couldn't even stop to clean it up because the next wave was coming. At least I'd skipped breakfast that morning. :-/ Once I hit the bathroom, I kept heaving until I was emptier than I ever thought I could be and my stomach had settled enough I didn't think I'd embarrass myself again. A quick wash up and mouthwash and I headed back to the sales floor to wait for the afternoon shift to arrive so I could go home early.
Fifteen minutes later, my coworker said, "You look really white again Liz. You better go. We'll manage." As I bolted off the floor to face another heaving session in the employee bathroom, I did call the floor manager of the day and announce I was going home. I made it home only to vomit before I could even get into my jammies. After another three hours of this, I sat there thinking, "I have never had a stomach bug this bad before; what gives?" And the penny dropped...we'd been trying to get pregnant for years. Actually, we had started saving for fertility treatments several months before. So I pulled out a pregnancy test, held my breath and sat there STUNNED when that little pink line showed up. The test line showed up faster than the control did! I was pregnant!!! I was so excited, I puked. Then I sent a photo of the test to my worried hubby at work: "I think I found the source of the vomiting. That's a positive pregnancy test."
Monday, July 2, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I've been gone a looong time now! I have a ton of new posts coming your way, the first of which will explain where I've been for the last eighteen months. 2011 was full of changes in our house, both good and bad all at once. Thankfully, the good stuck around and the bad left with 2011. :)
Posted by Liz at 3:53 PM