Jun 22, 2009

Urgh

There are so many descriptive terms for the biological process of emesis. Of course there is the most common, throwing up. But there's also getting sick or being ill for the more refined, and spewing or blowing chunks if you want to be descriptive. There is also context to consider - after a long night of partying, you worship the porcelain god. If you wake up to a churning gut it might be morning sickness, which may or may not be a good thing. So many, many ways to say the same thing. But my kind readers will forgive me if I speak plainly for once.

I am so nervous I want to vomit.

I don't usually have a sensitive stomach - I can (and unfortunately do) eat almost anything. I think it comes from being raised on Indian food. Growing up, being able to tolerate spices was considered a necessity for gastronomic health. More recently I've come to the conclusion that my stomach may actually be slightly larger than is typical. When properly inspired, I have been known to eat an IHOP breakfast and a half, as Maggie can attest. I have also won a Jell-O eating contest... The details of which I do not plan to publish. Sorry.

So what could cause a dedicated, resilient organ such as my stomach to stage a revolt? This afternoon I am expecting an important phone call. Life-changingly important. How-am-I-going-to-get-through-clinic-today important. So as soon as I got my breakfast down this morning, it immediately wanted to come back up again.

Fear not, gentle readers. I have not expelled the contents of my stomach ... yet. Lunchtime may bring new and unpleasant developments. Please think good thoughts for me and my bubbling gastric acid.

9 comments:

mel said...

Ok I have to hear about this Jello eating contest now. HAVE TO.

Monkey Sri said...

Maybe when you're older.

mel said...

Umm I'm Satan I'm already super old.

Monkey Sri said...

Long story short ... Jell-O eating contest for APO, hands behind my back wearing a black garbage bag as a smock, yadda yadda yadda, I couldn't stand the smell of cherries for a month. Happy?

Laura said...

I'm thinking good thoughts for you today! (And I hope your stomach calms down a little...I know you're going to do great regardless of what your tummy has to say about the matter.)

Sarah said...

Monkey! Good luck today!!!

mel said...

Yes I am happy :)

AndyE said...

but the PICTURES of the jello eating contest are great.

Good luck.

Monkey Sri said...

I will get you for this, "AndyE." Don't think you can hide behind a clever alias ... I know where you live!