How did I get it? We still don't know. But I was a hot mess. My kidneys were failing, I was unable to eat, unable to stand, absolutely delirious and on constant pain medication. It got so bad that I even needed a blood transfusion and just barely missed having to go on dialysis.
Because it was so contagious, they made everyone that came in my room wear a yellow hazmat suit. (I dubbed them the duck suits.) My fearless husband spent every day and night there with me, duck suit and all. So blessed.
|Fearless husband. Note the purple gloves, as well.|
Over a year later, I am still seeing the effects of being sick. Before e. coli wrecked the whole month of February, I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted with no problems to speak of. These days, I get sick after almost every meal, especially when I am stressed.
I've finally decided that I really need to try to fix this by ways other than prescription medication. I am doing my first ever detox cleanse. Today is the first day of 10. I got this by Garden of Life on recommendation of a friend. I plan to follow this up with a probiotic and see if it helps out the rumbly tummy. I even made my own chicken stock for the first time!
Apparently it's good to eat on detoxes and it tastes amazing. But still, all I want is a beer...or a cupcake...or a big 'ole hamburger. Patience.