1. Sandra says:

    My daughter (then 9) also got sick at Disney World – the night before our departure, some shrimp went south on her. I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to get her on a plane to get home! Horrible – for sure, the only thing worse than getting sick at home!!

    • Anonymous says:

       Ugh! My husband said it would have been better if it had happened on a park day… I don’t know what he was smoking- That’s the only thing that would have been worse!! ;D

  2. Kimberly says:

    I feel nauseous just reading this.  How awful for you both!  There is not much worse than having food poisoning on a long car trip.  Maybe you should report the restaurant you ate at? 😛

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      The hotel manager reported it to the restaurant for us. All my symptoms matched up exactly with a particular food-borne illness, but I’ll be damned if I’m going in for testing because… STOOL SAMPLE. Even I have my limits.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m so sorry to hear your terrible experience dragged on for so long. It was really wonderful to see you btw.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      So great to see you too, Amy! I only wish we’d had more time together. I would have loved to show you Nashville!

  4. Deanna says:

    Oh, how awful! Last year I contracted food poisoning at a fundraiser luncheon hosted by our town’s country club, of all places. Over 20 of us got it and it was HORRIBLE. I won’t go into details but that experience convinced me that bathroom wastebaskets need to be easily washable. I felt awful for about a week and I thought *that* was bad. Here’s a little tip for you that I learned when I had a mild case a few years ago (no vomiting, just a few weeks of the other): Mix apple cider vinegar in raw honey and take a spoonful. I was dubious but it actually put a stop to the diarrhea with one dose. Hope you all are well soon.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       Wow, that’s awful! And thanks for the tip. One thing that seemed to help me was probiotic supplements. Once I started taking those twice a day, the stomach aches cleared up quickly. I was hoping that the “good bacteria” would help get rid of the “bad bacteria” and now I think I was right!

  5. Litenarata says:

    I went on the Food Poisoning Diet a couple weeks ago too. Now that pair of pants I haven’t been able to wear fit me again. YAY!

    But yes, it’s not a good weight loss technique, and now I’m scared to get the six pairs of work pants I just bought altered, because what if those five pounds come back?  🙂

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       Ha! So true. This is the first time I’ve had ten straight days of this kind of illness– I was amazed at how it really sapped the energy right out of me. I’m still not 100%…

  6. Liz Miller says:

    I was going to suggest that if you are still experiencing it, you should get checked for C diff, but never mind.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       I’m sure it was something along those lines. There was also a recent salmonella outbreak that matched up with the food and symptoms. YUCK. I never realized how scared I was at the prospect of giving a stool sample until last week! LOL.

  7. bereccah5 says:

    That is rough. Ugghhhh…we got home from FLA ourselves last night and my daughter promptly puked on her floor about an hour after she went to bed. Sigh.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       Ugh. The worst thing about kids’ puking is that it’s often just random. Puking for no apparent reason happens every few months around here…

  8. Earth Girl says:

    I was poisoned by Disney several years ago also.  I ordered mussels at a famous seafood restaurant.  It was a business trip and I had to fly home with the hot shots in the company’s Lear jet.  I would have preferred to forget that incident.

  9. Caroline says:

    Well, I’m a month late to the party, but here goes…..just another tip. 
     I’ve had no food poisoning at Disney, but I HAVE had it from the pre-cooked vacuum-sealed packets of wild rice sold at Trader Joe’s. 
    I have always cooked wild rice the old-fashioned way: on top of the stove for about an hour.  When I bought the pre-cooked variety, I was tired and willing to test out another option.  The directions said it was ready to eat and that all it needed was three minutes in a microwave oven. 
    The minute I opened the bag, it smelled burned, like the bottom of the vat it had been in had overcooked a tad.  Never mind that, I thought.  I went ahead and made what I’d intended to make, and took it with me to work the next day, where it sat in a fridge until lunch.
    I felt so terrible later that afternoon, I left work early.  I barely made it home in time for a Deluxe Edition of food poisoning, which came complete with dry heaves, a three-hour stint lying on the floor of my bathroom between rounds of barfing and diarrhea, a night that ended around 3:00 AM, terrible chills, significant pain in the solar plexus area, and symptoms that continued on for the next two days.
    It’s the worst I’ve felt with food poisoning, and it put me off wild rice for the next year.  The hallmark of food poisoning for me is the pain paired with nausea, as I know I’m in for a nasty journey when that happens.  The bad news is you can’t stop the train; once it’s left the station, you just have to ride it out.
    I know exactly what you went through, and you have my sympathy and condolences even a month later. 

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