Took an unplanned break there to divest myself of anything and everything in that complex and suddenly ruthlessly efficient system of parts between my esophagus and intestines for the greater part of four days. You can get cleaned out the fashionable way, take that all-lemon diet or other methods, or just acquire some bug that won't let go of you for a few days.
No hospitalization necessary, fortunately, but I don't wish that on anyone.
Still a bit weakened but hopefully back on the beer kick in a few days here. Onward.