However, the end of the convention was a less than healthy experience for me. When I get dehydrated, my body reacts in...interesting ways. I get queasy, lightheaded, and sick. I feel the need to throw up, and find it impossible to hold any food down.
The hotel was very dry.
I woke up Sunday morning at 5 AM feeling ill. Fortunately a Zantac quelled my stomach, but then when we woke up for real at 8 AM I still felt crappy.
Nomi and I had a business breakfast off-site, and we combined it with checking out early and cabbing all our stuff home.
At the breakfast, I ate very lightly (toast and ginger ale), but still ran to the bathroom to expel what was in my stomach.
Afterwards, I decided to stay home. Nomi went back to the convention (at my urging) to do her last panel. I spent the rest of yesterday in bed, eating almost nothing. I drank water, ginger ale, and chicken broth which Nomi made for me when she came home.
As I write this entry this morning, I still feel very lightheaded, but I'm holding down two slices of white bread and a cup of ginger ale. Let's hope my lightheadedness is now due only to lack of food.