and the doctor told me i have the common cold and sore throat. with a dash of a possible stomach ulcer. 2 nights ago, i made some super fucking awesome spaghetti sauce and cooked that shit up for a few people. yum. i spent the next day at home since i woke up with a sore throat and dizziness. i ate some cereal for breakfast and lunch. last night, leftovers! yum yum - but it came with a price. i ate around 6pm. around 930-10, i started feeling hungry, but weird. around midnight, i was in constant pain but figured i could sleep it off with some aspirin and shit. wrong. 530am, im clutching my stomach basically crying from the pain. call up sabrina, she rushes over and takes me to the ER. after bloodwork/urine samples/xrays its determined i may have an ulcer, and the acidic sauce did me in. ive been out of work since yesterday (hooray! for almost 2 weeks of sick time ) and im probably not going in tomorrow. doctors orders. my boss in atlanta is worried as hell. monday - i start federal jury duty. guhhhh so basically, i eat pretty healthy. the doctor wants me to go see a psychiatrist and take some stress-help sessions. he feels im worrying myself sick. since its free, im going to take him up on it (after jury duty, of course - i love jury duty. makes me feel like im part of a murder mystery!) know what else? i gave up smoking cloves. funny since i havent had one since i initially got sick anyways. no cravings or anything. no random urges to kill passers-by. so ive been drinking room-temp gatorade. good idea? also to add - milk helps aggravate ulcers. guh. i <3 chocolate lucky charms! if anyone has anything to add to help me recover from this quickly, id much appreciate it. i hate being sick, and i hate being away from the office. i had a bunch of my users call me to tell me to get better soon! it was really nice. for drugs i got penicillin and prilosec OTC.