Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Attack of the Killer Bran Muffin

Yesterday before I left for work, I snarfed down a bran muffin from my wife's most recent batch. Before I even left for work there was something rotten in Denmark (if my stomach can be described as Denmark in any way shape or form). Initially, I ignored it. I figured I could soldier through the day and whatever it was would pass. As time passed I grew increasingly less comfortable with the proposition of "toughing it out."

That slight discomfort grew, my skin developed a rather ghostly and sickly pallor and I decided to throw in the towel and head home early.

My boss took one look at me and asked if I was okay to drive home. I replied that thankfully with such a short commute, that shouldn't be an issue.

Unfortunately, the traffic Gods were conspiring against me. It seemed every traffic light I came to had just turned red, forcing me to wait through the entire light cycle before being able to continue my journey home. Meanwhile my stomach was protesting more and more. The pain was near excrutiating, I was lightheaded and the nausea was laying seige to me.

Finally, I made it home. I literally staggered in the door. My wife took one look at me and her face fell. The pain was so intense I had trouble describing to my wife what exactly was going on. After removing my coat and shoes I literally staggered to the upstairs bathroom to re-enact a scene from The Exorcist.

Feeling quite drained from the ordeal I laid down for a nap. And luckily that allowed my body to fight off what was left off the demons that had plagued me all morning.


Susan as herself said...

I have never heard of poisoining from bread products... weird. Maybe a bad egg? Or bad butter or oil?

Perplexio said...

The recipe my wife uses includes buttermilk. She makes the muffin batter in batches and freezes it. She believes that the buttermilk in the batter may have turned before she baked the batch this particular muffin came from.

drewzepmeister said...

That must of been a horrible experience. Glad that you are feeling better now. :)

classicrockforthesoul said...

Oh no! Can't say I've ever had food poisoning.

Glad you're doing better!

Perplexio said...

drew: it was quite unpleasant, I felt like my insides were trying to turn themselves inside out. And the pain was such that I was willing to let them do just that if it meant the pain would go away.

classicrockforthesoul: After I got it out of my system, I recovered VERY quickly. That's the key with food poisoning. Get it out of your system any way that you can. The sooner you do, the sooner you'll start to feel better.