Yesterday, I had lunch with a student and her parents at an honor band. I had fried food, and I realize now that was a mistake. I started feeling queasy about an hour later, and found myself stuck in a public restroom willing the one other lady in the place to hurry up with her lipstick so I could do horrible, foul things. I started feeling a little pukey, too, but I bummed a piece of gum off the parent I was with and it made me feel a little better.
Three hours later, I found myself much in the same position at home. And again nearly every three hours through the night. I skipped dinner, and was afraid to put pretty much anything in my system, so I just laid in bed all evening and watched Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 again.
I can't say that I'm really hungry now, but H is being pushy so I'm about 3/4 through an Activia yogurt and I had some OJ. I'll be getting some Gatorade at the store today. I have no fever, no other symptoms. I am still peeing a little and I don't feel bad. Some of the sounds coming from my intestinal area last night were...unhuman.
Other than taking it easy today and maybe BRAT-dieting it up a little, should I call a doctor or anything? Some online sources say to call a doctor within the day, others say to BRAT it up and it should pass. It hasn't been quite 18 hours since this started.
I do teach in a high school, and have been around a large number of people in the last 48 hours because of the honor band I was at, and I was at another one earlier in the week so I was around more people than usual then. But, I have been experiencing some changes in taste, smell and food aversions lately, so if it's just that, I wouldn't be surprised.
Oh, and I saw a girl puke on stage in the middle of the honor band concert. In all my years of being a musician, I had never seen that happen until yesterday afternoon. Truly, a concert to remember.