Thursday, 13 September 2007
My food poisoning hell
Maria and her younger sister Tozi (who also works at the hotel as a chambermaid) have been at my side all evening. I have been unable to leave the confines of my bathroom. I have never, ever felt as rough as this before.
It all started at lunchtime. I had my favourite queso añejo and jalapeno enchilada with a glass of iced cherry cola at the poolside bar and 20 minutes later I was doubled up, bent over the side of the swimming pool.
(I am told by the hotel management that it took them 4 hours to clean and re-chlorinate the water afterwards.)
The next thing I knew I was in my room, on my knees, dizzy and totally out of it.
I still feel spaced out and light-headed. Think I'm having crazy dreams. Can't be certain but I think Maria has been asking me for "Two hundred American dollars please boss" for the past half an hour.
I cannot even focus. I think I've lost my glasses.
Squinting, is that Tozi I can see rummaging through my expensive leather wallet?
I am not feeling good at all. My t-shirt is still sick-stained. The smell is unbelievable.
Oh Christ, please, when will this hell come to an end??