Gastric Flu

Started feeling unwell while at Yusheng’s wedding on Sunday. The dishes started to make me feel nauseous. With the loud music in the background, headache started to get worse as well.

Kept telling myself, that I’m going to take MC the next day. Zhiying (Henry’s wifey) even said that I’m allergic to Mondays LOL.

Woke up on Monday, feeling relatively ok. (That always happens when you want to take MC).

Until I felt the stomach (or was it the gastric) trying to grind something. The feeling came and went, several times. Decided to visit the doctor. I thought I was having indigestion, coz I wasn’t feeling hungry despite not having breakfast (yet).

Alas.. LS-ed while on the way to the doc. Argh. Quickly got my queue number and ran (literally) back home. The LED displayed Q number 06 when I left. Mine was 10. Thought I missed my turn when I went back to the clinic 20mins later. LED displayed 08, Nurse said it’s not my turn yet. (Strange, so few ppl on a Monday, yet the service so slow?!)

A good 40mins later, I was in the room with the doc. Told him the symtoms, first thing he asked, “you sure you not pregnant hor?” *faints* Which was logical, since my symtoms matched those of a pregnant mummy who are in their first trimester. Hahah..

No no.. I am NOT pregnant! Stop laughing, if you are right now! Don’t ride on MY misery!

After some checks here and there, doc concluded I had gastric flu. I heard of the term before, especially when Clauds got it few months back. But I’ve never had it in the past, unaware of the symtoms. I just felt bloated which I brushed it off as indigestion earlier.

Another 10mins wait for medicine collection. Slowwwwww! But nevermind, I have 2 days MC!

Went back home, took the pills (argh! I hate pills!), had a bit of bread and off to bed I go. Not drowsy but was feeling weak from the LS, and queasy.

Had porridge (those that had ingredients in it, not the teochew style) for lunch. Finished the whole plate! But I slept through the afternoon. Woke up with headache. Too much sleep, so I brushed it off.

Couldn’t eat more than 5 mouthful of dinner. Went to bed feeling a little bit hungry.  All food smell made me nauseous.

(Doc said to avoid milk, now I can’t even drink my fav Milo to replenish energy 🙁 )

Kept waking up throughout the night. Had hard times trying to fall asleep again. Too much sleep in the afternoon?


Woke up feeling slightly better. I’m referring to the LS part. But the gastric was still trying to grind something (stones I think!)

Headache’s still there.

Lunch was porridge again. Didn’t finish it.

No memories of what I did on Tues, think I slept through the day again. Grinding stomach (but no pain wor.. just the grinding feel), headache. Enough.

5 mouthfuls for dinner. No more. All food smell made me nauseous.

Took a long time to fall asleep that night. Kept waking up coz of the headache, and the hotness of the Nefful pajamas that I wore to sleep.


Damn the headache. No more MC, had to go office already! Just when I was about to leave house, it got worse. Had to take the day off to rest instead. Damn u headache!

Heard that the little boy’s coming over! That’s my motivation for the day haha! Woohoo~ Got a little bit excited!

That’s when I realise.. the headache was caused by the tight veins at the back of the neck. Any slight movement of the head will trigger the pain.

Couldn’t wait for Lele to come. Much as I know he will open my transformer boxes again, I still welcome him. haha..

Couldn’t stand the pain anymore. Made a trip down for a back massage. Felt so much better, the left shoulder wasn’t in pain anymore (though the pain that came after the massage was INDESCRIBABLE).

Oh did I mention I was working as well? Sigh..

Felt so much better on Wed that I attempted a PROPER dinner. 10 mouthfuls! Well done! That was a great improvement!


Went back to work. Backlogs to clear from the many emails on Wed. No choice!

Lunch was a headache. There’s literally NOTHING that I can eat!

Bread & water are my best friend! *hugs*

Ended up had fish porridge from Newton Food Centre. Thankfully I managed to finish the whole bowl.


Until today, I still control what I eat. No oily food. No spicy food. No milk. No coffee. No tea. (But I attempted 2 pieces of smoked salmon last night, seems pretty fine!) I try to eat as plain (but yummy) as possible.

3 kg lost over the week. Not a bad attempt! Keep up the good job! Can I do it all over again, minus the LS and the nauseous feeling please?