Monday, March 1, 2010

even emeril doesn't get salmonella

any of you near and dear to me wondering why i've been M.I.A.?  no?  okay, fine.  wishful thinking on my part.  for those of you not wondering, i'm going to tell you anyways.  lucky you.  friday night, i hung out with a couple of my best friends from college.  my friend, sara, was cooking dinner for a few of us - and being the greatest best friend that i am - i offered to help her with the chicken.  chicken is one of the few things i'm good at cooking.  i was handling raw chicken meat and thought i washed my hands very thoroughly because i'm so obsessive-compulsive about washing my hands.  still, they obviously were not washed thoroughly enough...

i have had salmonella food poisoning and am still getting over it.  let's just say i woke up yesterday morning having an asthma attack and had a low-grade fever... shortly there after i began projectile linda blair exorcist style vomiting all.freaking.day.  i didn't even know there was that many fluids in the human body.  it was gross.  i ended up having to go to the ER last night because my fever was really high and would go down and i couldn't keep any liquids down.  slowly but surely i'm getting better and i'll be back in the blogosphere in no time!


51 comments:

Meredith Travels said...

Oh no! Feel better pretty girl! Curl up with that cute puppy and try not to projectile vomit.

Stacy said...

That's terrible! I actually WAS wondering where you were, missy! I would say look on the bright side - you'll lose weight! Except you losing weight would put you at negative toothpick stature! If that makes any sense. Haha.

Get well soon!

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

That is scary!

Rasha said...

Scary. hope you feel better!

Golden Stilettos said...

OMG! And are you the only one out of the bunch who ate dinner to get sick??

Next time use soap on that chicken! lol

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Oh bless your heart, Meredith! I was wondering where you were, it's so unlike you to be away for so long :) I hope you start feeling better soon, sweetness! Love you :)

Cee said...

I was in fact wondering where you were. Salmonella! Thank is horrible :( Feel better soon girl!

That one girl said...

NO WAY?! Ugh! Soooo sorry! This reminds me to wash my hands like a hundred times. Poor thing!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh no! Feel better soon!

d.a.r. said...

Oh no!!! Feel better!!

jessalyn said...

aww :( surferwife and i have been fairly quiet as well, so i just assumed we were being all musketeers like. you know, all for one, one for all...
anywho- i hope you feel better!! i had it a few years back and it was the sickest i have ever been in my life. and just a warning to you- after i finally got over the horrible poisoning, i got a really bad cold because my system was so run down- so stay away from germs for a few days!
xoxo

T said...

This is why I am terrified of touching raw meat.

Besides the texture freaking me out.

I hope you feel better ASAP.

The world wide interweb has missed you!!!

<3 T

JUST ME said...

Oh lordy, hun. That kind of poisoning is terrible in every way. Every.Way.

sHp said...

Oh, sweetie - I'm SO SO SORRY! I'm obsessive-compulsive with the hand-washing, too! I pray you feel better SOON! :)

Ed said...

Going Ass to mouth will do that too.

So I've heard.

Shandal said...

^^^ What a sweet and sensitive guy Ed is. LOL

Hope you feel better soon Meredith!

Homesick Cajun said...

Oh you poor thing! Feel better soon!

Ashley said...

Oh no! Feel better soon, hun!

Concord Carpenter said...

Yuk hate that! Feel better soon.

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear you are under the weather. Projectile vomiting doesn't sound fun at all, glad your spirits are high enough you could joke about it. Hope you are better soon.

Brittany said...

I actually was wondering where you have been! I always look forward to reading your blog :-) I knew you had to have a good reason to be gone though. I'm so sorry you're sick!! I had food poisoning from chicken at subway last year so I know how you feel about the vomitting. DIS-gust-ing to say the least. Get better asap miss! We miss you about the blogsphere!

xoxo - get some rest!

Kinsey Michaels said...

oh my goodness. That just sounds wretched. I hope you feel better doll.

xxxo

The Only Girl said...

Poor you! Get well soon. We'll wait . . .

Brown Girl said...

OH shit, that ain't good. I'm sorry, hope you feel better!

Allyson said...

While I am really sorry that you're feeling so awful, I'm also really freaked out about all the freeballing I've done with chicken lately. I mean, it's frozen, but still..wash hands? Nah...it's covered in ice crystals it's fine. Oh I touched chicken juices..but just for a sec...I'll just run my hands under water real quick. NO MORE!!! I've just morphed into Monk. GAH!!!! I appreciate the PSA. So does my husband who can't deal with hearing me puke.

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

you've got to be kidding?!! gosh i am sooo sorry...that is the worst feeling in the world.
makes me wonder...you don't know how many times i've cut chicken or meat and 'thought' i washed my hands carefully...makes me more aware next time

Ams said...

Oh noooooooooooo!
That is seriously my biggest fear :( Okay, well one of my biggest fears. Feel better my friend!!!!!

Kiera said...

ehhhh you'll lose weight?

jk. hope you get over it quick. raw chicken is some sick shit.

B-Dub said...

I was just thinking about you today!!! I hope you feel better soon!!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

You poor thing!!!! I hope you get to feeling better ASAP!! :(

Bathwater said...

Well I for one was worried! But now I can rest a bit easier, now if only Elvis would call.

ScoMan said...

Get well soon.

And I'm sorry, but I am very strict about this and I am going to have to cross you off the "people who are allowed to cook chicken for me" list. It's a one strike rule. I know you must be devastated.

Erin said...

OMG Meredith!
I am so sorry to hear about this. I hope you are on the mend. That sounds scary & I've never had it. I try to wash my hands really well a lot, but I guess we should all be more careful.

FEEL BETTER SOON!

Vic said...

Oh no! Feel better!

Cathy said...

I WAS wondering where you were. I figured you were busy with work.

I got food poisoning once when I worked at Subway. A co-worker didn't wash his hands properly after going to the bathroom....or that's what we all decided anyway. After I was done being the sickest I've ever been I had to go to the hospital and give a stool sample. All the employees did, which is why we assumed someone didn't wash their hands after poopy time. I would never ever wish food poisoning on anyone. Except Hitler. I wanted to die. Die. It was hell.

MCW said...

Ugh. That really, really sucks!!! Did anyone else get sick?

AuntBT said...

Hope you're feeling better, so sorry!!!

hotpants™ said...

I was wondering about you. I just didn't ask. I thought maybe it was that bf of yours keeping you busy.

I'm glad you're feeling better. Sounds awful!

Connie K said...

Feel better soon ! Thats the worst when it's coming out of everywhere :(

Kristin said...

OMG lady...I hope you're ok!!! Get some rest sister!!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Hope you are feeling much better!

foxy said...

But OF COURSE we were wondering about you, baby! I know how much that projectile vomiting sucks ass... remember my valentine story? Hope you feel better really soon.

Aunt Juicebox said...

I've totally had food poisoning before and I feel so bad for you! It's the worst thing ever. I hope you feel better quickly.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

awww, my poor little BarfyFace. Surely, by now you are feeling better? (I know you are, you already told me)

And I love Jess's thoery. We were all Musketeer like. :)

Sarah said...

My room-mate had that in college. It was awful! I hope you are feeling better soon!

bananas. said...

goo. poor you!

during my cousin's baby shower i kept dipping my bread in this yummy dip my aunt made. turned out it wasn't dip. it was the marinate sauce for the raw chicken that was soaking in it which i happened to not see (i blame the sangria). luckily i didn't get sick. thank goodness!

hope you feel better!

Valerie {Next to Heaven} said...

Ohmygoodness. I'm so sorry! I hope you get to feeling better!!

The Only Girl said...

Hey Chicka - great post over at Kiran's place! But then again I loved you already. You're my favourite co-parent.

Candice said...

Now that sounds like fun. Or not...

I hope you're all better soon!

Elizabeth Marie said...

OMG honey!!!! Feel better. That is horrible :(

Colleen said...

That's terrible! I had some horrible food poisoning a few weeks ago (though not nearly as bad as yours, I think). I hope your recovery is quick.

Just hopping over from Masala Chica. Looking forward to digging a little deeper into your blog.