Gut Rumbles

February 07, 2005

it came back

I felt really good for the past couple of days. I was eating well, sleeping well and relatively pain-free. But I made a mistake yesterday. I ate a fried ham and egg sandwich for breakfast.

I got about halfway through the sandwich, broke out in a cold sweat and found myself hugging the commode moments later. I puked the rest of the day and suffered incredible abdominal pain. I think I watched the Super Bowl, but that may simply have been a fevered dream. I know I had a puke-bucket next to my sofa because I was tired of running to the bathroom to gag my guts out every 15 minutes. That's where I spent the night, because I was afraid to move.

I've got something bad wrong with me.


Sounds like something only a trip to Costa Rica will cure. For the diet of course.

Posted by: Sherry on February 7, 2005 08:32 AM

You may just need to go and take a good old fashioned country shit.

Posted by: Catfish on February 7, 2005 08:47 AM

And then there's a visit to a doctor!!! Duh!!
Get on it, Rob. You've been sick too long!

Posted by: Indigo on February 7, 2005 09:05 AM

Indigo's right. Go give some med school C student a chance to break out his beads and rattles.

Just kidding -- you do need to get that shit checked out.

Posted by: McGehee on February 7, 2005 09:08 AM

Sounds like gall bladder

Posted by: Mark Shaw on February 7, 2005 09:34 AM

I'm with Indigo and McGehee. I hate going to doctors, but when it's necessary, sometimes they Know Things and can, you know, actually help.

Plus they have some really cool beads and rattles these days, thanks to some of the same modern technology that brings us other adult toys. No, not those adult toys, silly.

Posted by: Jay on February 7, 2005 10:26 AM

Git yer Mojo werkin'!

Posted by: torchpraise on February 7, 2005 10:58 AM

Not being a doctor offhand I'd say there was a reaction to fried food. Get a second opinion, from a doctor, today.

Posted by: Gmac on February 7, 2005 11:46 AM

I was gonna say what Mark said if no one else had said it. You seem to have a problem tolerating fat. Gall bladder makes bile, which emulsifies the fat you eat. Hence, problem with GB=BIG problem with fat.

I'm only sayin' this because there's a real good chance it's just your GB and not something worse. You really should go to a Dr. Sure, he'll probably stick his finger up your ass, but isn't a quickie anal probe better than french-kissing the throne for 24 hours at a stretch for a minor indiscretion?

Posted by: Amy on February 7, 2005 11:48 AM

I concur with Mr. Shaw: sounds like Gall bladder trouble to me.

Posted by: grampa chris on February 7, 2005 06:08 PM

Rob, If it turns out to be your gallbladder, don't worry. I had gallbladder attacks for a couple of years before the BIG one that sent me to the OR. (I ate some delicious, homemade, GREASY, spicy mexican food. I thought I was going to DIE! In fact, I was praying for death!) I had my gallbladder removed with a laparascope and it was a BREEZE compared to the attacks! Please get your ass to a doctor.

Posted by: Robin on February 7, 2005 09:47 PM

Not only that, but with your history of pancreatitis, gallbladder becomes even more likely. Blocked bile ducts and basic cholescystitis.

Posted by: kd on February 8, 2005 08:52 AM
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