The holidays are over and it’s a new year which means you’re probably watching what you drink and eat after a month of indulging and being intoxicated 50% of the time. Well not me.
I didn’t go out for New Years, I spent it sick in bed so I felt I had to make up for that somehow and let me tell ya I probably took making up for it a bit too far. Picture this: Friday night, me, my parents, my two aunts, my brother and a few cousins all around the kitchen table taking shot after shot of tequila. Keep in mind, I’m about 110 pounds and after 3 shots I was starting to feel a little tipsy, but did that stop me? Of course not! I was with family, still on vacation, feeling the love and when my father says another one, you take another one.
The last thing I remember clearly was dancing on the living room table with my aunt and mom, after that it was all a blur. All I know is I ended the night on the bathroom floor and a good thing too because who knows what I would have done had I kept going. Fast forward to about 2 am, I wake up and realize my family has put me in bed, bless their souls, but I need to puke again and spend the next few hours throwing up any water I try to drink. Now it’s about 7 am and I’m shaking from dehydration, with physically nothing left in my body to regurgitate even though the nausea hasn’t gone away and stomach pains so bad I was hunched over. At this point my mother decides we should probably seek some medical attention so off to the hospital for an IV and some meds.
The conclusion to my story; I had given myself alcohol poisoning. I lost count, but 7-10 shots of tequila in the span of an hour, definitely not one of my best decisions. It’s a really good thing I was at home with family because that could’ve been dangerous. I’ve never done that before and trust me when I say, never again. I’m young and stupid, something like this was bound to happen at some point but for all of you who are like me and enjoy a healthy dose of alcohol, just be careful, it could end painfully.