Amazingly, I lived...
In what can only be described as a medical miracle, I survived my near death experience with the stomach flu. Thanks to all who shared their over-the-hill-upchucking perspectives. My fertilizer dealer told me he had something similar last year and took 6 months to finally get straightened out.
I think he's a topper.
During my convalescence, I worked on Piketty's book. That is not going to be a happy post, folks.