My Con Law exam was at 6:00 last night, and it was the one I expected to be the hardest. I got to school around 1:00 for some last minute studying. By 3:00 my head was pounding. I took some Tylenol and drank a coke hoping that the medicine, caffeine, or sugar would kill the headache before my exam.
No such luck. By the time 6:00 rolled around the headache was worse and I was starting to feel nauseous. I actually had to leave in the middle of the exam to barf. I came back and finished the exam with 10 minutes to spare. I needed to go back over my answers again, but I knew I was going to be sick again, so I gave it up.
Threw-up again at school and headed home. The motion and the lights on the way home exacerbated both the nausea and the headache. I found that it is indeed possible to barf while driving 60 miles an hour down a major freeway. Thank goodness I had my empty Starbucks cup from that morning.
I made it home by 10:00, barfed again, stripped off my clothes and went to bed. I tossed and turned until 12:15 when the pounding in my head was unbearable. I took another round of Tylenol an prayed I could keep it down long enough to do some good. Barfed again at 1:00. DH gave me a cool wet rag and apparently I passed out. Woke up at 2:00 feeling better. Woke up at 3:00 and headache was back. Took more medicine at 5:00. Alarm was set for 6:00.
Thankfully, when the alarm went off the headache was mostly gone. Wasn't sure about the nausea. Took one more round of Tylenol and headed out the door to make my 8:30 exam. A Diet Dr. Pepper and some crackers on the way seemed to calm my stomach, and I felt halfway decent through that exam. I had had about 3 hours of sleep and no chance to even look at my outline the night before or this morning.
The good news is that today's exam was open book and the one that I predicted to be the easiest. I hope I didn't blow my chance for an A because I wasn't fully recovered. I know I didn't do as well as I could have on the Con Law exam. I seriously doubt that I beat the curve. But at least I don't think I failed like I did after my Con Law I exam.
I still have a shadow of a headache that I am trying to ignore because I have another exam tomorrow that I need to do some serious studying for.
This whole experience has been very reminiscent of my one and only hangover. (Which is another post in itself.) Only, I didn't get to have any fun before the misery set in. And the timing is about the worst imaginable--except for the possibility of a repeat performance during the bar. Knock on wood.