02B85: Untimely Sick Day

Wednesday Sweep

Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 893

Only health updates today.

Still a little phlegmy in the morning but the severity is a lot less today than on previous days. Negative on today's COVID-19 antigen tests, so that's still a bit more assurance. Tobie's sniffles are still somewhat significant whereas mine feels like my normal morning allergy stuff.

However, something has upset my stomach and I'm not sure if it's something I ate or something else. Tobie and mostly eat different things but what is unique to me are my keto snacks and desserts, many of which use artificial sweeteners. I know that those sweeteners can send me to the bathroom when I have too much too quickly, but that has never lasted more than a day. 

My bathroom trips felt a bit more frequent on Monday, but I have such spells regularly because of the amount of greens I eat while on keto or whenever I have spicy things. But Tuesday was super bad and the trips became more frequent and more and more discomforting.

Tobie insisted I take leave today and we've suspected keto protocols in order to limit my intake to simpler foods. Cue a lot of crackers and orders of lugaw as my main food source along with various rehydration liquids with electrolytes to keep pace with everything that's coming out. And no coffee either - so it was good that I didn't have a lot of work to deal with.

This morning was still bad but things feel a lot more settled tonight. I'm not out of the woods yet so we're taking things slow and I'm still heavily supported by over-the-counter medication. 

Cooperate with me, body! I know your anniversary is coming up and maybe I'm already pushing the limits of my warranty, but I'd like to get celebrate my birthday weekend.