She did, both literally and metaphorically. The 23-year-old American shot a five-under-par 67 to share the lead with two Park's of Korean origin - fellow American Jane and Brazil's Angele - after the first round at the Tanah Merah Country Club, despite coming down with the sickness that has been troubling several of the LPGA's extended family since it arrived in Asia.
"I went through several different symptoms today. At the beginning I was very sick, very nauseous and in the middle my body felt terrible; chills and aching. I just toughed it out and tried to make the best of it."
The Pink Panther carded her only bogey of the day on her first hole and had to wait for a 50-minute lightning break to hole a four-foot putt on 18 for her sixth birdie of the day, but was determined to produce a bounce-back display after letting the Honda LPGA Thailand title slip through her grasp.
"I'm incredibly motivated because last week was a hard loss," Creamer explained.
In comparison co-leader Jane Park's day was a stroll in the park. The 22-year-old revealed that she was inspired by listening to Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat's hit song "Lucky" during her bogey-free round, even though her successful start owed far less to fortune and more to perspiration.
"We've been working on my distances; getting a better hold on how far I hit each club and how far I carry them. I knew a good round was in the bag somewhere," she said.
"My distance control was very good. These greens are very, very big and you have to be on the correct portion of the green and if you don't hit a good shot you can end up a hundred feet away.
One shot behind the three leaders, only because of a bogey on 18, was the welcome sight of Japanese former-prodigy Ai Miyazato proving her claim that she is indeed ready to win. The xxx-year-old found out just how complicated the came can be when she developed a mental block when swinging her driver two years ago, but made her round of 68 sound like child's play.
"I was hitting driver straight, I was hitting the greens and I was making the putts. It was really simple," said Ai.
"It's not a surprise. It's a result of what I've been building up to over the last two seasons."
World number one and defending HSBC Women's Champions champion Lorena Ochoa is one of several figures near the top of the leaderboard on three under par. They include Angela Stanford, the winner of the season-opening SBS Open and arguably the hottest player on the planet right now, reigning European number one Gwladys Nocera and Hall-of-Famer Se Ri Pak.
"It's only the beginning. We've got a long way to go," admitted Jane Park.
"I just need to be able to put four rounds together. Here and there I'll have a couple of good rounds. Staying focused and in the moment is probably my biggest thing. I probably get ahead of myself sometimes. Just staying in the moment and trying to string four good rounds together will probably be my biggest obstacle."
In comparison to her co-leader, Creamer was bullish, recounting her victory in the 2008 Fields Open and her third place at last year's ADT Championship while spending more time with the doctor than on the driving range.
"I always play better when I'm sick!" she declared.
"You'll have to carry me out on a stretcher before I'll leave a tournament."