After a long, long night, here’s my verdict on food poisoning: I’d give it a pass. Nowhere near as fun as you think.
The “before/after” sequence above does a pretty good job showing my physical state over the last two days. After a sleepless night spent repeatedly in prayer to the porcelain idol (pretty sure it was a bad bowl of ramen), I’m a wreck. I haven’t eaten anything for 24 hours, but on the plus side I seem to be able to keep water down at last.
Needless to say, things are going to be a bit spotty in terms of the schedule here. I’m a desiccated, dehydrated shell of a man, light-headed and rubber-legged, but I’m going to try and keep down some broth and keep sipping water and Pocari Sweat, and hopefully get through this without breaking the seal on my Japanese health insurance card. Either way, no promises – but I’m going to try a post or two later and see if I can manage it. The distraction of watching an episode might be good if nothing else. Please bear with me.