Sep 25, 2014
I chewed 20 pieces of Gum and thought I was going to die
I chewed 20 pieces of Gum and thought I was going to die. Dad always brings over these bags of gum he gets at the Amish store. They are delicious. I like to chew them until the flavor is gone and then spit it out and get a new one. I can do this because I'm a grown-up. I could add this to the list of fun things grown ups can do, but really eating a ton of candy until your belly hurts, is something a kid does. That's what I did, only this time no adult said to me (including myself) you'll hurt yourself eating all that candy. So I chewed about twenty pieces, one right after another. Then my belly hurt like that time my appendix burst and I couldn't even move. Being crunched over hurt, straightening out hurt, every move sent stabby pains deep into my gut and all I could do was sweat and say "ow ow ow ow ow." I thought I was poisoned. I may have been poisoned - it's not real clear what's in a gumball. My companion suggested I had gas, but I didn't, I wished that were the case. I started to work out how I was going to crawl down the porch stairs and into the car for a ride to the ER where I would totally admit I chewed twenty gum-balls in a row and poisoned myself with Amish gum. I wasn't even worried about being embarrassed - that's how much pain I was in. Then I drank a glass of milk and felt slightly better - so I drank more milk and said markedly less 'ow's and eventually I stopped hurting. I still like to chew a bunch of gum-balls in a row. The same brand even. I just try to limit myself to five.... and definitely no more than seven.