Monday, December 29, 2008

Food poisoning while trying to get home for Christmas - not cool

Not cool. At. All. To make a long story short, I ate lunch in the afternoon (I choose not to identify the restaurant as I won't go back there soon, if ever, although I would still eat at its other locations), and very nearly did not get on the airplane to Massachusetts for Christmas. In fact, as I told my mom, had I still lived in Colorado and had a 3 1/2 hour flight as opposed to 1 hour, I would have gone to the hospital instead. There was a period of about 6 hours where I was thinking I would spend Christmas Eve, if not Christmas Day, in a hospital being fed by IV. But luckily, I was able to survive the flight, and slowly got better with the help of crackers and ginger ale. By 9 pm on Christmas Eve, 30 hours after everything first hit, I felt like myself again. I never wish to re-visit those 30 hours again. So I'm going to be a total tightwad about keeping everything super, super clean.


zandria said...

Oh, no! That's awful. I hope you're feeling better!

maryjanejeff said...

I am better, thanks for the well wishes. I did send a note to both the DC Board of Health and where I ate that made me ill. THat was 30 hours, from ~ 3 pm on 12/23 to 9 pm on Christmas Eve, that I never care to ever revisit.

It will be very difficult for me to go that restaurant again, but I'd go to their other locations without thinking all that much about it. I chalk it up to a freak occurrence, but it's never fun when you think IV will be your food and nutrient source for a few days.