...running for the bathroom every 15 minutes the night before you're supposed to go visit two focus points of a certain consumer-driven holiday
...deciding that even with that dandy prescription, there's no way you can make a 5-hour car trip, but still feeling a little guilty about it
...feeling less guilty when at least your parental unit seems to totally understand
...skipping church because you're still not quite recovered, and nobody knows you're even in town
...realizing all over again why you don't watch TV all that much
...being able to keep down solids and liquids again.