April 27th, 2007

Eye of the Dragon

Rude Awakenings

I just got jolted out of bed by the worst bout of acid reflux I've had in a very long time.

Now, note, when I say "acid reflux", I'm not talking about the mild, achy "heartburn" sensation in the commercials. You know, the stuff that's so vague and undifferentiated that it's often confused with something mild, like a cardiac arrest.

I'm talking about reflexively leaping out of bed with one all-consuming thought: OH MY GODS I'M CHOKING ON STOMACH ACID IN MY MOUTH. Only less internally articulate, more of an OH FUCK FUCK FUCK OW.

Generally, after one of thse attacks, I can just cough a little and go back to bed. This one demanded that I sit up straight for... let's see, it's been half an hour now, and a glass of soy milk to try to neutralize some of the acid in my mouth and esophagus.

Nice thing to happen the night before my physical. I'll remember to tell the doctor about it.

Glad I don't have to get up at Oh My God Hundred tomorr... THIS morning.

Edit, 06:44 070427: It occurs to me that what I call "acid reflux attacks", most people would call "throwing up but clamping down on it".
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