March 21, 2010 - 7:09 PM
So I am a bit worried about a couple things as I'm heading into Spring Break. I didn't share this in my other blog because I felt that I needed to reserve one for happy and one for the unfortunate circumstance I am finding myself in. Regardless of these circumstances, I still commit to having fun and doing what I choose to do.
Concern number one: food poisoning. I hardly ever eat fast food. I think it is greasy, salty, nasty, and always gives me a mild to moderate upset stomach. My family left town directly from church this morning to head to southern Oregon and we stopped and ate at Taco Bell on our way out. I am also prone to car sickness, so I didn't think much about feeling sick with the combination of fast food stirring in my stomach and the constant movement of rain and windshield wipers waving furiously in front of my face for two and a half hours today. I felt better once I was out of the car and went for a walk and I assumed that would be the end of it. Little did I know that just a few hours later I would be sitting here with severe stomach pains and wondering if I have some form of food poisoning. I can't say that I've had stomach issues like this before but my whole abdomen feels like someone is squeezing it as hard as possible and my body is counteracting this by tensing up all of my muscles and pushing back. Underneath this battle is a very loud and talkative stomach that sounds really really mad. Long story short, this could be an interesting night at the in-law's house.
Concern number two: my mom had the Swine Flu about a week ago. She has fully recovered and is in good health without any symptoms. Thinking that the threat of danger had passed, Brian, Shae, and I went to visit my Mom and Dad in Salem yesterday. We had a fun day and we all enjoyed each other's company. However, towards the end of the evening, my Dad started to feel sick. I remembered then my Mom telling me my Dad took some time off of work to be at home and take care of her while she had the flu. Hmm. . . maybe going to Salem wasn't the best idea. I hope my Dad isn't getting sick because my poor Mom was pretty miserable for a week and I don't want to see him go through that same thing. More selfishly, I don't want to see myself, Brian, or Shae go through that either! I want to enjoy Spring Break and I don't want any of us sick as we go back to our school routine. Only time will tell, but I guess at the end of the day, the benefit of seeing my parents is worth the risk, for me at least. I think I would feel pretty bad if Brian or Shae got sick out of this. Hopefully none of us will and nothing will be able to take away a fun break. God knows we all need it.