Post # 1
I’m trying to prepare myself because I am finally getting sick in the back of my throat.
I work with children in an after school program. It’s in an off-building at the school, and our closest bathroom is across the school.
And I have no idea how to deal with it when it comes.
What do you do?
Post # 3
@Mrs-Sunflower: That’s a tough one. Um, I would just make sure there is a trash can close by. Try to hold it back but if you can’t, then sneak away in a corner some where and toss cookies.
Post # 4
@Mrs-Sunflower: I had a fair amount of nausea in my first trimester, but only actually threw up maybe 2-3 times, and that was when something set me off like my prenatal vitamin or brushing my teeth. So hopefully you will have something similar. Carry saltines and ginger ale to help settle your stomach when you feel gross. Good luck!
Post # 5
I also was nauseous all of the first trimester but didnt start throwing up until the 2nd. Then I usually only threw up in the morning and at night. Twice I did throw up at school (teacher), in the trash can. 🙁 No real good solution. You just do what you can.
Post # 6
Ugh, that is tough. There were many times when I had to pretty much run away from a customer I was helping so I could get to the bathroom on the other side of the store and throw up. It was bad, luckily my co-workers were typically close by to step in and help out. I’d keep a trash can nearby…not a great solution, but better than being sick all over the floor.
Post # 7
@Mrs-Sunflower: Does eating help? Could you make sure you snack regularly?
I teach 6 year olds and I have never throw up with MS but do get very queasy and faint about half an hour before lunch so I just keep crackers in my bag and snack on them! The kids actually don’t say anything, but if they did I would just say I am hungry.
If you are actually getting sick I would say like the others, keep a bucket handy. Good Luck!
Post # 8
I work in a school, too….and I have really bad all-day-long sickness. I don’t typically throw up, but I constantly have the sensation that I’m about to—plus, the stomach troubles. Somehow, my gag reflexes are on crazy high alert and I want to gag at the thought/sound/smell of many, many random foods and odors. I’m also dizzy a lot.
I feel like I’m not dealing with it super well, but I carry a barf bag with me in the car, driving to and from work…I’ve stopped doing any shopping because I get sick when I walk around too much. I’ve turned into a lazy teacher that perches on my stool during most of my classes. I have a trash can right next to my desk. I am never hungry, but I force myself to eat every 2 hours. It doesn’t really “help”, but I like to think it keeps me from feeling even worse.
When I get home, I mainly vegitate and feel miserable. Not overly optimistic information, I know….but this is how I’ve been handling it. Also, I cry a lot at night when I get super frustrated with feeling sick for so long. 😉
Post # 9
If you can, I’d ask your OB for a Zofran prescription, it works wonders especially if you really have to be doing something, like work.
Post # 10
@Mrs-Sunflower: I can always tell when a barf is coming on, so I just go to the bathroom and deal with it there. Often, though, I’m outside and not near a bathroom, and then I just let it out wherever.
I also carry a plastic bag with me that I can use if for some reason I get stuck in a crowded area and need to throw up.
Post # 11
Good ideas ladies! I’m just so nervous, and do not want to throw up in front of the kids. That is my biggest fear. They shouldn’t see that lol.
Post # 12
@dreamocracy: Zofran is amazing!
I’ve been taking Zofran for my nausea and that has helped. I’ve also had a pregnancy pop and that helped. Also I feel better if I eat something. Sounds contradictory but eating also helps me when I think I’m gonna toss my cookies. Fortunatly I haven’t thrown up just have felt extremely queezy.
Is there anyone in the room with you in the event you have to excuse yourself?
Post # 13
I’m sooooo worried about this as well. I’m a victims of crime caseworker, so I pretty much spend a lot of my day on scenes or at people’s houses. How the hell do you gracefully be like, “I’m sorry about you B&E, coud I possibly puke in your toilet?” I’m just hoping to hell that I either don’t suffer too much, or I’ll have to tell my work way earlier than I want to in order to be “grounded” in the office.
Post # 14
Carry plastic bags with you everywhere! And spare panties and pants too since evrrytime i got sick, i’d pee a little too….
Post # 15
@MrsDTMajor: I agree!! I am able to continue to work only because of Zofran! I Still haev bad days, but I am way better than I am with no meds!
I tried, Sprite, crackers, Ginger ale, ginger…nothing helped!
Post # 16
Ugh. It was really tough. LOTS of gingerale…I bought the stuff from Whole Foods that had real ginger in it. It seemed to help…and lots of crackers. I would sit at meetings with ginerale and crackers…LOL.