After many searches on Google.com using the keywords "food poisoning" and "stomach flu" I am 99.9% sure that the exact name for the illness that I have been suffering from is called "Gastroenteritis". What is it exactly you ask? Well, according to Wikipedia..
Gastroenteritis (also known as gastric flu, stomach flu, stomach virus, although unrelated to influenza) is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, involving both the stomach and the small intestine and resulting in acute diarrhea and vomiting. It can be transferred by contact with contaminated food and water. The inflammation is caused most often by an infection from certain viruses or less often by bacteria, their toxins (e.g. SEB), parasites, or an adverse reaction to something in the diet or medication.
I am also 99.9% positive that it was from the order of spicy chicken nuggets that I had consumed last Thursday from Wendy's. *Cries* Why didn't I just eat a bag of ramen at home.. why?! I almost NEVER eat fast food unless it's really called for and last Thursday was a food emergency because the fridge was in need of another grocery shopping trip and the only thing left in there that was closely considered were frozen dumplings.. which I had the night before so I didn't want to have it again for breakfast/lunch. But then again, there was ramen but Wendy's was just so much more conventient since my sister wanted to go to do homework at our favorite coffee shop which was right next to Wendy's..
Anyways, it's currently 2:14am and I just finished eating a bowl of all white porridge (just the way I like it anyways) and a quarter of a wife cookie. I'm waiting for 3:30am to arrive so I can take my second dose of my pills. Mom took me to the doctor's yesterday after I woke up and experienced my first bloody stool. Now, if you're wondering what a bloody stool is.. well, it's simple, just break down both words and there you have it.. but I'll let Wikipedia once again explain it for me..
Dysentery (formerly known as flux or the bloody flux) is an inflammatory disorder of the intestine, especially of the colon, that results in severe diarrhea containing mucus and/or blood in the faeces with fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, dysentery can be fatal.
I was pretty scared when I sat up from my toilet seat and saw what I saw.. I immediately called my mom and woke her up and prepared some Asian medicine for me (as usual) as well as setting up a doctor's appointment. The trip to the doctor's was a bit more reassuring to be less worried because apparently the stomach flu has been going around and I'm not going to die so I got prescribed 3 different medications to take and hopefully it will go away by the end of this week.
To end this post I will share with some of the symptoms of Gastroenteritis and I've put all of mine in bold:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Abnormal flatulence
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal cramps
- Bloody stools
- Fainting and Weakness
So yea, that pretty much sums this entry up.. I just wanted to share with everyone who reads this to remember to avoid eating fast food, always wash your hands before you eat, and make sure who ever & where ever is offering you food that they're a clean person or place. You never know.. after all, this is my first time experiencing this and I never want this to happen to me ever again or anyone else. These sharp abdominal pains are seriously p-a-i-n-f-u-l!