Lupie: Why the heartburn? And why does it feel like there's a pile of rocks in my stomach?
Gut: Someone forgot to take domperidone yesterday before eating. Stomach didn't empty properly, and everything built up to cause a great case of heartburn.
Lupie: So why's my abdomen full of air?
Gut: Don't play dumb. You know what you drank yesterday.
Lupie: I had two glasses of wine. It was low alcohol wine.
Gut: It was sparkling wine. Full of fizzy gas. Just like all the soft drink you put away. Where do you think the gas is going to go?
Lupie: Maybe I expected to burp, or pass gas in the other way normal people do.
Gut laughs maniacally.
Lupie: Maybe "expect" is too strong a word. I hoped.
Gut: And you ate things you shouldn't.
Lupie: I avoided anything with lactose and gluten. I was very careful.
Gut: What did you notice about nuts.
Lupie: I'm not allergic to nuts.
Gut: Go on...
Lupie: But I did notice a strange feeling in my mouth when I ate walnuts, that I've never noticed before.
Gut: Aha! Do you know what that means?
Gut: You'll find out later today, you'll probably manage to get rid of all the gas then, too.
Lupie: Brain, where were you while this was happening?
Brain: Well, I always thought Sarah was Mr Percolate's bodyguard.
Lupie: Brain, you're still dreaming. Wake up.
Lupie: What were you up to yesterday?
Brain: Yesterday? What did we do yesterday? I'm a bit foggy. Let me think. Umm.
Lupie: Well that explains that. I'd better at least take some domperidone now so I can have breakfast.
Feet: Don't you even think about standing.. ouch! ouch! ouch! Owwwwww for the love of God, we're too swollen to walk on! Sit down, sit, sit sit!!!
Hips: Do not sit down. Do not under any circumstances do anything.
Knees: Don't make us bend, just don't, we can't. Stop it.
Brain: Who's in favour of going back to sleep.
Gut: Not me, I've got plans for today, big plans.
Eyes: We'd be crying now, but we're so dry the tears would burn.
Lupie: So I didn't really do too badly yesterday. It feel like just another ordinary day today. Coffee to wake up brain, some medication to calm everyone else down, and there's nothing I can't deal with.