… surely not … after all … I am a really healthy person … usually.
I almost never get colds and pretty much never get the flu.
I also never get the flu vaccine … because everyone I know who has gotten the vaccine gets sick right away from the shot … then gets the flu later anyway. And usually worse than anyone who opted out of getting the shot.
I started feeling a little bad last night … while at a customers location, explaining the finer points of their database.
That would make anyone sick.
And I had gotten a small cone on the way down. Maybe that …
Got home and crawled into to bed last night … only to wake up this morning to … excruciating pain in my lower right abdomen.
Surely not flu. Not me.
Must be something that a quick visit to the bathroom would fix.
Maybe appendicitis? Yes, I still have all my parts, except for the four wisdom teeth which were removed at ages 25, 35, 45 and 55.
So maybe I would feel better if I went to the local greasy spoon and have lunch.
Great food … no relief. And I felt vaguely nauseous. That’s not good.
Coming home, I decided to take a nap before my radio shift.
Woke up … with pain … in the center of my gut.
Well, that’s an improvement, right?
Did my shift while warning anyone in sight that there was a chance that I might be getting the flu. And totally ignoring the stabbing pains that came and went in my gut as I did it.
Now on the way home I decided to do some scientific experimentation. And got another small cone. To test a theory. Of course.
And now I am home once again. Shivering. Even though the thermostat is sitting at 68. And the furnace is blowing like mad.
Took my temperature … 97.4 … normal for me.
Then I remembered … from Sunday … that magnificent thing that I made.
Perhaps you remember.
The dish that I had on Sunday.
That’s what happens when you make a dish that will serve a lot of people … and you live by yourself.
There are … indications … that this is something intestinal.
Personally, I’m rooting for a mild case of food poisoning.
Can you get that in a mild case?