As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Friday, May 05, 2017

The Continuation of Being Sick... Friday, May 5

Day two of being sick.

Some discoveries I've made about what it's like to be sick...
- Food doesn't taste the same.
- Even watching TV becomes difficult.
- The thought of food made me nauseous. 
- I started to overthink things because I really had nothing else to do and could do nothing else.
- I discovered it is possible to drink from a water bottle while laying on my back.

We're not too sure if I have food poisoning or the stomach flu but it's pretty coincidental that I got sick the day after eating the exact meal at the exact restaurant the sick person I was nursing back to health had eaten the day before he got sick.  Remember that poke bowl I posted a pic of?  Yup, that!  

I was told though that I have the stomach flu.  

My symptoms:
-- feel nauseous
-- had the chills
-- had a high fever
-- couldn't stomach any foods
-- dizzy
-- diarrhea
-- intestinal cramps
-- joint stiffness
-- weight loss

The main difference between several symptoms is that the incubation period of the stomach flu and food poisoning are different.  For the stomach flu, it's 24-48 hours after exposure to the virus verses only 2-6 hours after eating contaminated food with the case of food poisoning.  

I definitely have the stomach flu and I definitely can feel myself losing weight and getting weaker by the minute.

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