Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I'll Just Have Salt

I have been sick for four days now. I woke up Saturday with a splitting headache. Against better judgment I went to the gym anyway, completed my workout, and headed home. By the time I got home I was miserable and my stomach was cramping. I did okay the rest of the day, but by the late evening was beside myself.

By Sunday I was bed ridden. I got up twice to fiddle on the computer, only having to return to bed because I was too achy and dizzy. I was fortunate that my husband was home because he had to take care of the kids all day, while I slept or lay on the couch miserable. My daughter though was very sweet. She came into bed with me and spent an hour rubbing my arms, kissing me, and rubbing lotion on my legs, saying "Does that feel good mommy?"

Later on when I made it downstairs to the couch she came and covered me up with a blanket I had just made her this week saying, "Are you still sick mommy?" When I said that I was she said, "Don’t worry, I’ll take care of you. Just lay here." Such a sweetheart. It made me want to will myself to get up and play with her, but I just didn’t have the strength.

Monday I felt better except for the thought of food absolutely made my stomach churn. The interesting thing that is by Sunday night I was craving salt. Not food with salt, but plain salt. I’ve never had that craving before; I don’t really even like a lot of salt on my food in general. So, I don’t know what that is about, but for whatever reason I got it in my head that salt would make my stomach feel better.

Late Monday night I finally decided to eat some fries and dumped a ridiculous amount of salt on them. Oddly enough it calmed my stomach for a few hours. As I sit here this morning typing with a terribly upset stomach I wonder yet again if salt is the answer. In general it would sound so disgusting, but right now it literally sounds like it would put the fire out that is in my stomach.

Anyone else have any weird cravings when you are sick?


Trippy Hippy said...

I hope you start feeling better. Salt is a strange craving by itself. I don't get cravings when I am sick; only when I was pregnant.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Yes, Hamburger Helper and/or grilled cheese.

When I recovered from moni in high school I had obsessive cravings for honey. I ate honey on everything for a week.

Joanne said...

Peanut butter on crackers for a headache! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Gena B. said...

I crave peanut butter and mustard sandwhiches with doritos mashed in on white bread. It sounds gross, but it really is very good.
Hope you feel better soon!

Slendarella said...

Maybe you have an iodine deficiency. If I dumped salt on fries, I'd have sausage fingers the next day. I usually crave this fantastic soup my mom in law makes called, Sweet & Sour Chicken Soup. Yum...and soothing!


Emerald said...

I hope you are feeling better. Sounds like your daughter is taking good care of you.