New Year, Norovirus, and Me - page 3

Ever notice that your values change when you're throwing up? "I don't care about my new $200 shoes.......BLAAAARGH!" Lord, I hate being sick. Especially THIS kind of sick. It's been four or... Read More

  1. Visit  ParvulusPuella profile page
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    Not 2 hours after reading this thread this morning, I got hit with the stomach cramps. I don't think I've ever been so sick in my life. Now, 12 hrs later, I'm finally able to keep some sips of water down without it coming back up in 10 minutes. This is absolutely horrible, and I've never wanted to die so much.
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  3. Visit  not.done.yet profile page
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    Headed back to work today. Still have cramps and bloating but fever and vomiting/diarrhea seem to be gone. Just scared to eat anything! Hope my energy holds out for three 12s in a row. Blah.
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  4. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Feel better soon. I agree....being sick sucks. It is amazing how fragile our bodies really are.
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  5. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    I am afraid to keep reading this for fear of catching something!
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  6. Visit  itsmejuli profile page
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    I'm using hand sanitizer after reading this thread.
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  7. Visit  Mewsin profile page
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    oh norovirus that's a word I don't ever want to hear in our facility again.

    My first experience on lockdown, my hands so raw from washing, washing and washing some more. Oh and did I mention I worked 72hrs that week, because I was one of the staff who didn't get sick?
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  8. Visit  Paul'in'FL profile page
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    Quote from Mewsin
    oh norovirus that's a word I don't ever want to hear in our facility again.

    My first experience on lockdown, my hands so raw from washing, washing and washing some more. Oh and did I mention I worked 72hrs that week, because I was one of the staff who didn't get sick?
    Normally I would feel badly for you, but trust me---your coworkers would RATHER have worked a 72-hour week than catch this nasty, disgusting bug!

    If anyone can figure out how to avoid a virus that just needs to visit you with a handful of friends to d@mn near kill you AND has every known route of transmission, please let me know!! As the old saying goes....I'd rather have bacterial pneumonia...THAT is treatable!
    Last edit by Paul'in'FL on Jan 8, '13 : Reason: typo
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  9. Visit  Rhi007 profile page
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    5 wards were shutdown due to a super strain of Gastro (haven't had noro yet) and only opened yesterday.
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  10. Visit  Songbird,RN profile page
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    I had the noro virus so badly once, that I literally made my bed on the bathroom floor. I just couldn't walk further! Never been so sick in my life. NEVER want that again!
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  11. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Thanks, but I haven't vomited since the first day and am taking fluids OK. I've always had trouble throwing off stomach bugs---what takes the average person 2-3 days to recover from, takes me at least a week. I honestly don't see any reason to waste a co-pay for a doctor to tell me what I already know. But I appreciate your concern.
    I am right there with ya....my kids brought home the high school crud.....horizontal surfaces (or porcelain ones) are the only surface I seek right now......feel better friend!!! ((HUGS))
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  12. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    You too, Esme!
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  13. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    You too, Esme!
    Ok, then, we now have definite proof that tummy bugs do spread over the net. See, I've been in the bathroom six times since noon. Dayem.
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  14. Visit  Nascar nurse profile page
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Ok, then, we now have definite proof that tummy bugs do spread over the net. See, I've been in the bathroom six times since noon. Dayem.
    Scrubbing my screen......with bleach



    Oddly, I feel absolutey fine - until I check back into this thread. Now I feel my stomach roll. Retreat....retreat....delete...delete
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