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. Β All food smell made me nauseous.

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

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?

Down with a cold

Thanks to the Popeyes Chicken on Sat, my throat acted strangely on Sunday night.

Too busy on Monday to visit the doctor.

Finally I couldn’t stand the pain on Tues. Doctor didn’t want to give me MC despite giving me medicine that cause drowsiness?! I still requested for it anyway. Clever me popped by office to take the power adapter, ended up sitting at my workdesk working for almost 2 hours, until the medicine conked me out. I had no choice but to leave.

And clever me went to setup an appointment with SF. Hahahha. Waited an hr plus for her, another hour at the bank before our Sakae lunch at 3pm.

You got it. I was accused of chao-keng. Thanks Reenz.. lol

I reached home only at 6pm, feeling drained. Took medicine and plonked onto my bed, waking up only 13 hours later.

Darn, how come I felt worse than the day before?!

Another visit to the doc, another clinic this time. I must have an affinity with Dr Lim(s) this week, both my doctors have the same surname. Today’s doctor, Dr Lim CW is good. He was the doctor who attended to my wart request few months back, and he bothered to ask me today how was the wart. πŸ˜€

And yes, he forced me to rest by giving me MC. After explaining what I was down with. Common Cold. Which anti-biotics won’t help in curing it. (That explains why I didn’t get any antibiotics the day before too). Common Cold is a virus. Unfortunately, there isn’t any antiviral medicine around. So the best way to cure it, is to have enough rest. Let your body rest, and your body will fight against the virus.

Wow. Those were his exact words.

Thankfully, I slept through the whole afternoon, 5 hours of sleep after lunch. Feeling much better.

Just took another dosage of medicine (that’s like an hour ago, hoping it won’t act up before the show ends at 11), I can now feel the drowsiness coming.

I think as long as my brain has got something to do, I won’t feel drowsy easily. Maybe that’s why it took the medicine 1 hour this time round.