After my vision stopped going black from the pain, once it was possible to think of something besides just how much my stomach hurt, I thought of a good way to describe what I was feeling at 6:00 this morning:
Pizza Hut is playing pinball inside me and they just hit multi-ball.
They're out of quarters now, though, so I'm feeling fine now. Actually, I'm feeling a strange "lightness" (or perhaps "highness") at the moment; maybe I've got a bunch of endorphins floating around that I don't need anymore.
I guess I'm starting work early today.