It’s all fun and games until you get food poisoning

Headed back from Austin a day late… because as the title gave away, the very end of our Texas trip was literally spoiled by food poisoning. 😩😩

Looking on the bright side….

1) It hit me Sunday morning around 6 a.m…. Which was to be our departure day anyway (so, no further plans to be missed out on).

2) Our flight wasn’t supposed to leave until 1:30, so, at least it was VERY evident early on that I would not be able to travel. Thank God it didn’t hit after we had already checked out of the hotel or something, or heaven forbid, on the plane!!!

3) Iván’s company covered the flight change and extra night in the hotel! And we got to stay in the same room, which was much appreciated. I was so sick I could barely move, besides dragging myself to the bathroom to frequently, uh, vomit my brains out.

4) Sounds like some other people got sick at the same time too, so it was most definitely clearly something food related. Thinking the skin on my chicken at the awards dinner that seemed… squishy?? I don’t know though. The hotel people called and seemed mortified and took a whole survey of everything I ate so they could try to back trace the cause.

5) Iván did not get sick, thankfully, so at least it was just one of us and he was able to make ginger ale and pharmacy runs for me.

I can’t remember ever feeling that awful. It was horrible!!!! But thankfully today I’m mostly better- just a little weak/tired yet but “pretty good” and all GI symptoms have subsided. Currently sitting in Denver waiting to take off for Madison.

The rest of the trip was really great!! Minus a very sour ending, lol. I’ll share a recap later- Austin was fun!

For now, here are a few pics of “happy me” from the awards dinner, where little did I know what awaited me …..

Daily Gratitude:

I am grateful that I’m feeling better! And I am now terrified to ever get food poisoning again, and am seriously considering just never eating for the rest of my life. Ha!

11 thoughts on “It’s all fun and games until you get food poisoning”

  1. Hiya! I found out about your blog from being a longtime reader of another favorite, the Shubox!

    Anyway, I’m SO sorry to hear about the food poisoning bout! I’ve had it twice in my life and the first time (way back in the mid-1990s) I remember it being the worst stomach pains I’d ever had. Definitely not something you want to repeat, and I can totally get why you’d want to refrain from eating for life.

    Glad you’re feeling better!


  2. Oh, no! I’m sorry that happened to you, and I hope it doesn’t color your feelings about the rest of your trip. Here’s to being home and feeling 100% ASAP!


  3. I was thinking about texting you today when you hadn’t posted anything this morning as I figured we’d hear from you today! That is horrible that you got food poisoning! I am glad it happened at the end of the trip and that you were able to adjust your travel plans because traveling in that condition sounded horrible. It does sound like food poisoning though as it tends to come on pretty quickly and you are usually violently ill. I’ve only had it one and it was so so awful. Thank goodness Ivan could be your nurse but you poor thing!!!!

    We’ll pass through the same airport < 24 hours apart as I fly there tomorrow morning!


  4. oh so sorry to hear that. that’s not fun. I remember last time I got food poison in Medellin Colombia alone and it was not fun at all. great that Ivan was not sick and could take care of you.
    love the couples pics!!!


  5. Beautiful dress and lovely pictures with your husband! Glad you are feeling better to be able to fly. The kids and I got a terrible GI situation after coming back from Denmark; I’m just thankful it wasn’t on the plane #shudder

    Feel better!!


  6. Aw, that stinks! I’m glad you’re feeling better and that the beginning and middle of the trip were fun. Cute dress!


  7. So sorry to hear about the rough end to your trip, We had a similar unfortunate experience yesterday. We were traveling from Newark, NJ to Lisbon and both got suddenly and violently ill en route. I got sick in Dublin airport waiting to change planes, and my poor husband got sick on the plane from Dublin to Lisbon. You were very wise to stay put-trust me!!


  8. Ug, that sucks! But you looked great before you knew what was awaiting you! Just the thought of the skin of the chicken being “a little squishy” makes me gag in solidarity! Luckily I have never gotten food poisoning that I know of, but I did have a moment when I was in India that I just didn’t feel right and we were about to get on an overnight train and I debated whether or not I should get on. In the end, we boarded the train and I just felt a little queasy (no vomit thank goodness), but it was a hard decision to make!


  9. Oh no! You poor thing! I am so glad that the company was able to take care of all the logistical details so you could vomit in peace. Ugh ugh ugh. I have had food poisoning once — luckily (for me), we were staying with friends so I could puke my guts out in relative comfort.

    I LOVE your dress. So pretty!


  10. First, you look GORGEOUS.
    Second, I have never had food poisoning, but I’ve heard it is the WORST. My husband has had it a few times and says it really does feel like death. Ugh, ugh, ugh. So hard to be sick while away from the comforts of home, but thank goodness Ivan was okay and I’m glad you’re feeling well enough to travel.


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