I haven't posted because I've been in the hospital getting re-hydrated after a bout with the worst gastrointestinal illness I've ever had. I don't want to be gross here, but at first it just seemed like run of the mill stomach flu. When I started to take in tiny amounts of fluid, I would immediately throw up (or otherwise void) at least 10 times the volume of what I put in. I kept thinking it would get better soon, but it just didn't. When I got to the ER, the doc told me my vitals were terrible (hypertensive, tachycardia) and pumped me up with 2 liters of saline. I felt better after the first 500 mL. Now that I'm home, my stomach is still churning, but I'm keeping fluids down much better and my anti-nausea medication is helping.
What I learned from this incident: Don't underestimate the danger of dehydration. Listen to your instincts. Be thankful for health insurance.
And, no, I didn't eat any tomatoes!