Wednesday, March 28, 2007

False alarm

Sorry for the long silence. I've been in the USA for five days now, and it has been quite an ordeal. About 9 hours after I landed, I started vomiting uncontrollably. I couldn't keep anything down, and within two days, I was dehydrated, exhausted, and utterly miserable. I was also near panic, because I thought it was the beginnings of hyperemesis gravidarum, which would be a complete disaster, especially if it struck while I was in the US, where a) I don't have health insurance, and b) I don't have a home. I couldn't even imagine how I would get back to Korea and my husband and doctor if I couldn't stop throwing up. Then on day three, the vomiting stopped and it turned into diarrhea. Around the same time, my friends started getting sick too. It turns out that I had picked up some yucky stomach virus on the plane. By yesterday I was fine. Whew! I actually made one of my business meetings yesterday, and will be heading off to another today. Now I'm just hoping that the embryo wasn't damaged by the turbulence in my digestive system. I didn't have a fever, so I'm hoping that all is well.

In other news, I picked up a belly band yesterday, and several friends have donated maternity clothes, so I'm in much better shape to cope with an expanding belly in Korea, assuming that all goes well.

10 comments:

Lut C. said...

Flying is so much fun! It takes you places, you meet new people, and pick up their germs. :-(

I'm glad you're feeling better now, and stocked up on maternity clothes. :-)

Tinker said...

Oh how frightening! Glad that it wasn't HG though. The one vomiting episode I had made me appreciate simple nausea as morning (all-day) sickness.

Marie-Baguette said...

You must have been so scared. I am so sorry you had to go through this. Have a nice stay, and good luck with everything

Mands said...

I am glad you are feeling better, that must have been quite scary for you.
Please do keep us informed on how everythings going.

Baby Blues said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. I hate getting sick when I'm away in a different country. That's scary!

Glad you stocked up on maternity wear! It's funny, I don't only get that longing feeling when I'm in the infant department, I also get it when I'm in the maternity department. There's so many cool maternity wear these days.

Sarah said...

whew, how awful! a stomach virus is bad enough when you're not worried about the pregnancy! so glad it has passed, and i'm sure the embryo is fine. if puking and digestive issues were that harmful, the human race would not have survived.

hope the rest of your visit goes much better!

AshPash said...

Oh, Sara, that must have been just awful! So glad you are better. Enjoy those new maternity clothes.

Bumble said...

Oooh, hope that yukky virus is out of your system now! Feel better!

Marie-Baguette said...

are you back in Korea? how are you doing???

Pregnant in Cleveland said...

I had food poisoning for a day or so early in my pregnancy. I was so sick I actually lost weight overnight, but everything was fine. The baby didn't even notice.


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