This thread comes on the coattails of Mesmerale's "sickness" thread.
As I mentioned in her thread, I thought I had a stomach bug, too. However, the discomfort in my lower abdomen wasn't getting any better. Calling our doctor's office this morning, they recommended I go to the ER right away. Then and there I knew I was in for an enjoyable day - all day! They did a scan of my stomach area and it turns out I had a bout of Diverticulitis or basically an inflamed lower bowel. They gave me two different antibiotics in an IV plus prescriptions for the same in pill form to be taken over the next 10 days. Between getting the scans and blood tests, then waiting hours for the results, it pretty much shot the whole day. At least they did find out what was wrong with me, and that it wasn't serious like a blockage. We did have a little excitement when "code blue" was called on someone a couple rooms up from where I was. Fortunately, they were able to bring him around from what I overheard a doctor say. Seeing and hearing what others are going through made me consider myself fortunate to be in as good of health as I am. Hope to keep things that way as long as possible.