Lessons Learned from a Visit from a Norovirus

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar greginak
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    Glad you are on the upswing.

    Plenty of guys got off easy by going to work, even hard work, when they left the mom home with the kids. Its easy to forget how valuable and important really basic medical care can be. The simple stuff does wonders. Did anybody ever tell you that every day is Father’s Day and Mother’s Day for parents? Punching those people is just fine.Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko
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    Dear Gods in Asgard Above this sounds awful. Glad you and Lain are on the mend.Report

  3. Avatar Damon
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    God, sounds worse than Montazuma’s Revenge I got in the Yucatan.

    UghReport

  4. Avatar North
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    I’ve had it once, though happily much less powerfully than you have. The horrors! Your post brought them all back. Did you experience the post vominting euphoria? For me after that horrific retching when you finally stopped there was maybe ten-fifteen minutes of near bliss. I suspect it may have been a slamming-your-hand-in-the-door/ feels so good when you stop thing but it got so in the finally downramps to vominting you’d actually hope it happened soon so you could wallow in that brief window of bliss afterwards.Report

  5. Avatar Mad Rocket Scientist
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    Me, the Bug, and the wife had that last winter. I got it about 24 hours after Bug, and the wife was about 8 hours behind me.

    Not a fun time.Report

  6. Avatar Pinky
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    Been there.

    A co-worker, who was prone to exaggeration, told me on his first day back that he’d never been as sick as he was, that he couldn’t imagine being as sick as he was. About 8 hours later, I was lying on the side of the road, face covered with dirt and vomit. I finally made it home, the day before my mother was going on a vacation. It hit her just as the plane took off, and she spent the whole flight to Tokyo in the bathroom. She said it worked out well, being able to sit down with a sink next to her. She got off the plane, slept in the hotel for 48 hours, then had a great vacation.Report

  7. Avatar Miss Mary
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    I’m glad you two are feeling better. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that your wife is in the clear.Report

  8. Avatar morat20
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    You can understand why a cruise ship suffering from an outbreak of this is unto the ninth circle of hell.Report

  9. Avatar Zane
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    It’s late to respond to this, but I also experienced this a few years ago. I think of it as “That time I could have died.”

    I realized how lucky I was to have access to relatively simple health care technology (an IV of saline solution). I also realized how many people do die from things like vomiting and diarrhea.

    Glad everything’s better for you and your baby, Will.Report

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