Around 11 pm, my stomach starting hurting. I started having diarrhea. Over the course of about an hour, it continually began getting worse. My stomach would contract, I would have to run to the bathroom, praying along the way that I would make it there in time. Around 1 am, I decided to try to get some sleep. I was really tired and thought if I was asleep, I wouldn't have to run to the bathroom. I was wrong. I was still up every minute or two, sometimes if I was lucky I got a ten minute break.
This continued to go on for hours. I thought I was going to die around 2-3am. I was getting weak. There was no let up. There were knots in my abdomen that were painful to touch, but even more painful to ignore. Around 5 am I started throwing up. I threw up three times. I checked my fever because I was feeling hot. After having diarrhea for over six hours, I was now vomiting and running a fever.
I made NYEBoy run to the store to get me some Sprite and bread for toast. I called my aunt's (the nurse) house and they told me to go to the ER. I decided to weigh myself, if I had lost 5 lbs, I would go. Otherwise, I would try to sweat it out until the family physician office opened up in a few hours. I had only lost about 4lbs. I thought by throwing up, I would feel better because there seriously couldn't be a drop of watermelon left in me at that point.
I slept off and on for the next few hours. Waking up to my mother calling to check on me. She's really concerned about dehydration at this point. I drank about 10 oz of sprite and kept a piece of toast down around 8 this morning.
It's now a little bit after noon and I just woke up again. I've got to get some shipping labels printed off and then I'll probably try to lay down again. I know I'm dehydrated though, because my normally big bright blue veins are small and almost hardly noticeable.
I guess I should say, the reason I think I may have been food poisoned by the watermelon is because it was very dirty when I bought it, but instead of properly cleaning it like a dumbass, I just wiped it down with a damp towel I had been using to clean the kitchen sink area. I thought I would would transfer something from the sink to the rind, so that's why I didn't put it in the sink to wash off the dirt. I was too lazy to walk to the closet to get another wash rag. I figured since I had just got that one, it couldn't be too bad. Wrong. I am stupid. Plus, my stomach didn't stop hurting until damn near every bite of watermelon was out of me, one way or another. Again, I am stupid.
Note to the wise: clean the fucking watermelon the proper way, even if it means you have to clean your sink and counters first.
There's my public service announcement for the