5.16.2011

The scary Jamaica post

The time I nearly died in Jamaica.

I woke up Wednesday morning feeling like someone literally beat the crap outta me.  Every muscle in my body ached sooo bad. Mom joked that maybe I needed to work out a little more, if the previous days’ water aerobics had me that sore.

I wanted to laugh but I was too busy rushing to the toilet to throw up. TMI? Sorry kiddos.  After I got it together enough to swallow some Advils, I did what any ‘on the brink of feeling like death’ girl would do… put on my bikini and headed to the beach!

This is the face of agony. (Hey at least I would be tan at my funeral) Ok… maybe I’m getting a bit dramatic, yes I felt like I got cornered and roundhouse kicked by a pack of wild ninjas but after my mini barf session in the room I wasn’t feeling half bad.

Around noon, we decided to walk up to the restaurant to get some lunch. As I was getting up from my lounge chair a feeling of exhaustion washed over me but I chalked it up to the hot sun and ninja beating, and trudged up the beach behind mom.

Once in the restaurant I lost it though. At first I told mom I had to sit down, I felt like I was going to puke… then before we even made it to a table my vision started getting blurry and I broke out in a cold sweat. We didn’t even make it to the building where our room was before I had to sit down on the sidewalk. I couldn’t see and I could tell I was on the brink of fainting. As we were sitting there my left arm started to tingle. I kept telling mom I just wanted to lay down. Mom practically carried me back to the room where I passed out in bed.

After like 30 minutes… I was feeling back to normal. Granted, every bone and muscle in my body ached like hell… but I could see again, and wasn’t cold sweating. I spent most of that day in the room, and was about as much fun as a rock that evening.  And I think I drove my mom nuts with the in-depth discussion about how you would get a body back to the US if someone died on vacation.

The consensus? Jamaican freak flu. Honestly, I have no idea. Maybe bad food from Margaritaville? Regardless, I survived….  And thank goodness, otherwise this blog would be a lonely place! 

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22 comments:

Krystal said...

LOL at least you are alive...but talk about weird. Was your hangover just giving you crazy side effects?! ;)

Jax said...

Yikes! Glad you're okay and it didnt ruin your trip! Weird! I guess you probably ate something bad and then the heat wasn't helping matters b/c you were likely dehydrated. <-- I'm practically a doctor. Duh. (kidding). :)

Kristen said...

"After I got it together enough to swallow some Advils, I did what any ‘on the brink of feeling like death’ girl would do… put on my bikini and headed to the beach!"

HAHA - totally what I would do too. I would be all I paid good money for this trip and am using my vacation time. I WILL lay on the beach!

Jessi said...

I would've gone to the beach too...but not much would keep me from that on my vacation!

I'm glad you made it through whatever kind of flu that was and didn't let it ruin your trip.

Neely said...

Almost died when you said went to the beach. BUT omg Jamaican Freak Flu sounds horrible!

Caroline said...

Oh no!!! At least you're better now.

Marian said...

Shouldn't have drank the water;)

But I'm glad you are back and better!!

Amanda said...

Geez! What a terrible thing for on vacay! At least you look fantastically tan! Share that tan pleaseeee

Mateya said...

Well I am glad to know that you still managed to get some beach time in when you were feeling like hell. :)

That totally sucks though...glad it didn't last too long!

Marcy XOXO said...

LOL if I were your Mom I would have killed your for bugging me about getting a body back to the US! YOU ARE HILARIOUS! Glad it only lasted a day!

Aly said...

You poor thing! Glad you are okay!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Oh that is horrible! No way to spend a vacation! Glad your okay! My girlfriend got super sick in Cabo and went home early because it was so bad too..

Jen said...

Oh no!!! :( I am sooo glad you are ok though.

Mrs. H said...

oh, no! you were really sick?!?! I was waiting for you to tell the story about how you were out partying the night before and were just hungover! haha - glad it only lasted a day!

Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

Oh no! Glad that the sickness didn't last very long but wow it sounds like some type of severe food poisoning.

Jen said...

Oh my gosh; I'm glad you're okay!!

love jenny xoxo said...

geez... that's scary when you are in a 3rd world country and everything is different! I hope it didn't last long, it's a crappy way to spend a vaca!

XOXO

Michelle (michabella) said...

You are such a drama queen. #liar

Michelle (michabella) said...

JK jk... I heart you. So sorry you got sick!! But at least you are super duper tan now?! Pays off... kinda?

Holly said...

Glad you're OK! I think I caught that same thing on our honeymoon in Cozumel!

P.S. How do they get bodies back to the US from a vacation???

Allyson and Dave said...

I am glad you survived!! I had a similar experience in Miami several years ago. I knew I was not hungover because I only had one drink. However I did leave that one drink on the bar with a friend when I went to the bathroom. Someone put something in it...like a rufees or something. It made me deathly ill for about 24 hours.

Kristin said...

You are hilarious! I mean, that totally sucks and I'm sorry you felt so sick on vacay....but you are hilarious!