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Sunday, June 29, 2008

First Shift & Mystery Solved

I was scheduled to work on Friday night from 10 pm - 6 am. I was really excited to get back in the swing of things, but about 30 minutes before the start of my shift, I began to feel sick. My stomach was in knots and I was so hot. After visiting the C.R. (comfort room here - restroom to those of you reading) a couple times and then taking some Immodium AD, I was hoping that I could get through the night. During endorsements, I continued to feel sick. The room was spinning, I felt like there was an inferno burning in my body and my stomach was not ok. I ended up needing to go home for the night to try and get better. I was super bummed since there were 4 ladies laboring, but I didn't have any choice.
I woke up in the morning feeling completely normal. I had mentioned to a couple people that it felt like I had eaten a banana - I am allergic to bananas and get violently ill when I eat them, but I knew I hadn't had one.
Late last night, Carmen, a supervisor, came to me, apologizing profusely. She realized she inadvertantly put a banana in a mango smoothie she had made for me - not knowing that I cannot eat bananas. I assured her, I was not mad and just glad to know what the deal was.
I am just glad I am not sick now :)

3 comments:

SHANNON562 said...

I didnt know you were allergic to bananas. That sucks but I guess its better than being allergic to gluten or something that is hidden in lots of stuff.
Great blog, good pics!
You are doing a great job :)

Janna said...

At least it wasn't a bug, I guess. What a miserable feeling. How funny that it turned out your suspicion was confirmed. I'm glad you're feeling better now.

Heidi said...

Oh man- the cursed banana!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you cleared that up quickly and stay away from those things!!!! ;o)