Words to eat by
I tell people, “Never give up.”
I’d eat those words, but I’m just too stubborn to give up.
Actually, I’d eat just about anything edible right now, if I could.
My definition of edible: It stays in the stomach.
You’ve heard of Ensure? It’s a food supplement in a plastic bottle, an acquired taste that makes you wish you were tube fed. But I’ve found ways to make it “edible.”
- Pour it into Chai Tea instead of using creamer.
- Add a bit of chocolate syrup to it.
- Serve it diluted, over so much ice it freezes your taste buds.
- Put it into decaf coffee (but not too much).
Why am I on a food supplement diet? Gastroparesis: The ultimate weight loss program.
This particular foray into stomach hell could have been avoided had I not believed, unwisely, that just because I could get away with Pizza, chocolate, and salad for a short time the problem was gone.
After all, my mind is invincible.
Unfortunately, my stomach isn’t.
Look at it this way: I’m still alive and it isn’t going to kill me. I’ll just be drinking the stuff until I can see my gastroenterologist in March.
Why March? It was the earliest appointment available.
Fortunately, I’ve been through this before, in 2004; it’s inconvenient but not life threatening. And the nice young woman in control of my appointment destiny advised me that if I needed to come in sooner, I should go to the emergency room.
I’m too stubborn for that. Besides, ER’s are for sick people and I’m not sick.
Hopefully, I won’t have to eat those words.