Hi friends. Reading everyone's post really hit me this afternoon. Yesterday morning I started feeling the nausea and had a mild breakdown at work. I left my classroom for about 10 min and just cried in the backroom. I was so scared I was going to be sick. Well, the waves of nausea passed and I taught the rest of the day. Came home still not feeling great. Cancelled the LOVELY dinner reservations we had for my husband's bday. (boooo) I tried to eat a bagel and it all went bad. I'll avoid details since I know how difficult this topic is for you, but I def. have the stomach flu. I was up all night with it bad from both ends. It was a disaster. Today I do feel better, but am shaky and feel like my confidence is shot. I wish I could just say, "ok, this was a bug. it'll end soon enough and i'll be ok"....but I'm already worrying about work the next few days. I am about 300x better with my anxiety related to IBS, but boy did I have some anxiety kick in when it came time for a stomach bug. Deep breathing has helped today...along with about 3 LONG naps. Anyway, I am making it through well and just wanted to say I understand... and I am a teacher as well. crazy we all chose that profession when we know it's so germ crazy. Literally, I've been sick for about 5 months with colds and all. yuck! Hope you're all better than me today!