When I was a kid, I developed food allergies. My parents had a stance that doctors and hospitals were only useful for my sister and I when we required vaccinations and booster to keep us in school. General ailments such as ear infections, stomach aches, colds and influenza weren't anything to worry a doctor with. Nausea and vomiting were definitely one of those things my parents didn't feel were worthy of a trip to a healthcare professional and believed it was best to let whatever run it's course. My food allergies weren't diagnosed until adulthood.
I hated vomiting, I still do but not really for the same reason I did as a kid. My dad was the official "nurse" of our household, my mom would start gagging when she heard a heave and hang it up because if she's in the same room during splash number 1, she's sick also.
While I was in Florida for my dad's memorial service, my sister and I started talking about the nights I'd get sick and how daddy would always yell for me to get my head out of the toilet. My reasoning behind having my head in the toilet was simple, I didn't want to get splashed by toilet water or vomit. It wasn't as if I had my mouth touching the water or anything, just enough proximity in to have no splash back. I actually included an abridged and more "memorial service" friendly version of this story in my dad's eulogy.
As an adult, I still dread vomiting, mainly because the memory of my dad's piercing voice screaming "Goddamnit get your head out of the toilet, no wonder you're sick!" vividly and clearly plays in my head. To be completely honest, I'd love to be able to enjoy Hamburger Helper or boxed Mac N Cheese because I've always loved the flavor. My body just can't take the ingredients though so I avoid it completely.
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