Feeling much better

Last night I had a rare bout with nausea that kept me up and uncomfortable for most of the night. It seemed that I couldn’t keep still, and yet every time I moved, waves after wave of dizzy, nauseated feelings rode through me. Eventually, I resorted to taking an antiemetic like Dramamine, and I think I actually fell asleep for an hour or two, but the dreams that accompanied that sleep were as bad as the nausea itself.

Nevertheless, and despite waking up later than usual, I went into the office this morning. (My office, it seems, is the only one in the metro DC area that was not closed for President’s Day.) I managed to get an hour’s worth of work done before I realized that it wasn’t working and I still wasn’t feeling great. So I came home. Kelly had taken the Little Miss to daycare and the Little Man for an outing. I went upstairs, got into bed and let the world disappear around me.

I slept for about 4 hours and when I finally woke up (around 1:30 pm) I felt so much better. The nausea was completely gone and about the only thing that lingered is a bit of a stuffy head. I came downstairs and ate lunch, pleased that I could eat without any discomfort. Having eaten, I feel fine (and relieved) that whatever it was that plagued me has passed.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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