Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Near Death in Bangkok

I just rolled out of bed and the shower. It is 2pm. I woke this morning at around 4am with some sort of food poisoning thing. I can't ever remember being that sick. I am still not feeling great, but between the hours of 4am and 8am, I was in the hurt locker. Not only were the uncontrollable diahrea and vomitting impossible to deal with, but the stomach cramps were a nice bonus. Such is life when you spend a week eating hot food that you can't identify.

All I can say is THANK GOD FOR OREOS! I had to eat something because my stomach was just grinding on itself. I walked to my minibar to see what was there and I saw a pack of Oreos. They have magical healing powers I think.

I can see a pharmacy across the street from my hotel so I am going to walk over and see if I can find some meds. What a fantastic day.


Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Man, I did not expect that to happen; food poisoning? Wow. I told you to watch out for the spice!
Seriously, sorry to hear about your stomache distress, but glad to hear that good ol' American confectionary stepped in and saved the day.
They probably only have eye of newt or bengal tiger powder across the street, but it's worth a try.
Get better and get home!

6/6/07, 5:01 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...'ve removed the glamorous ideas I've had about world travel.

Just think of how different the James Bond movies would be if he always had diarrhea! There would probably be less women in his life for sure.

Get well soon!

6/6/07, 10:47 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

good to hear you're enjoying your day!

oreos are the food of the gods and good for all that ails you.

peace out, yo!

6/6/07, 10:59 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Oh man, that just sounds like a slow death march - dang. take care of yourself and don't be trying that bengal tiger stuff - I hear that will kill you!

6/6/07, 11:54 AM  
Blogger lauren said...


my mom had the same thing when she was there a month ago.

she said it was awful.

hope you're feeling better soon. poor guy!

6/6/07, 4:46 PM  
Blogger bryan said...

That sounds like a sweet trip. Bring home lots of pictures!

6/6/07, 5:10 PM  
Blogger Sweet Cheeks said...

Hang in there! Most of your trip has been so fun!

6/6/07, 5:14 PM  
Anonymous sully said...

Bro, sorry to hear your gullet is on fire. I was going through the same last week.

I guess you're really practicing the "Thai Clinch." Nice.

How about a greazy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray?

Adios from the 10577

6/6/07, 5:55 PM  
Blogger SpeedyChix said...

Nasty. I'd be trying all the local foods too. Sounds like you got into some foul stuff. Here's to fast return to feeling good.

Hydrate up.

6/6/07, 7:47 PM  
Anonymous Fendergal said...

Oreos? Oh for cryin' out loud. Those are disgusting.

Getting ill while traveling is the luck of the draw. Remember, you can get sick from eating food at home, too.

You're better off with salty foods, to help with the dehydration and replenish the electrolytes you've lost. I know, I've been there. French fries with catsup should be pretty easy to find in Bangkok.

6/6/07, 7:55 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oldman - I found some Imodium. That is the one medicine out there that actually does what it is supposed to. I man buy stock in it.

Jeff - I think James B. has it right. You have to drown everything in a martini to be sure to disinfect it.

Sully - when are we riding? I still don't have a date from you. Should I ask your wife for you??

Fendergal - very true. And I was able to find some fries. Thanks for the tip.

6/7/07, 1:31 AM  
Blogger Eclectchick said...

Oreos??? Sheesh, who knew? I thought it was all about the saltines and ginger ale.

Will have to add Oreos to the old arsenal.

Hope you're feeling a WHOLE lot better!

6/7/07, 3:39 PM  
Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

I hope the rest of your trip was good...I'm trying to catch up on bloggies now that I'm back. Since I didn't have any, ahem, distress until we got back to the US & therefore have access to all my standard remedies, I've composed the following song (roughly to the tune of the "na-na na na-naaaaah" taunt):

Saltines and 7-up
Prevent me from throwing up

(At the very least it helps to have something else to think about when my tummy is waving a broken bottle at me and slurring its words...)

6/12/07, 9:26 PM  

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