The gastro shore was not the ogre I’d feared. In circumstance, he was quite intelligent, quirky and energetic. And I say that because he was delicate, and came to the same deduction I did. It’s diverticulitis. 10 days of antibiotics and antifungals and this infection should be done. It’s a mouth-piece miserable that it comes at the holidays, nevertheless such is life. I’m due happy to know there’s each end to the pain in show.
I began the Cipro and Flagyl today. They are despicable and pure chemical nastiness. I’ve heard stories of that which they’ll do to me. But the greatest day of them is New Year’s Eve and 2016 resolution, with luck, be chemical-free.
Diverticulitis usually foliage diverticulosis in its wake. Not each infection, but a finger-wagging nun of an issue. Diverticula stay riled, once riled. Dietary changes should be converted into permanent, with rare excursions into according to rule food. No more nuts, seeds, berries, beans, peas, make drunk or anything small or hard that have power to become stuck and start irritation that leads to contamination again. Goodbye to many things I’ve enjoyed cooking, or eating raw. No high fiber stuff, nay bits of dry herbs floating in things, honest what’s smooth to the universe so the little easily-offended buggers don’t wage war.
But there is compose much that’s okay. Ice best part, yogurt, any soft dairy, really. Meat, try to catch ~ and poultry that’s whole and cooked to softness. Veggies and fruits cooked to softness, or pureed. White nourishment, macaroni, white crackers, noodles, mashed potatoes. Even cheesecake (sans hard coating) and smooth puddings. I certainly won’t starve. In fact, this may be a gracious way to lose the dozens of pounds I’ve gained excessively the last 15 years of gimpdom.
There is a happen it’s not diverticulitis, but the single way to know that is to chouse the course of drugs and behold what happens. If it’s not gone whereas I see him on January 6th, more distant tests will be done. I’m sad to not think about that.
The profit thing is that I’m a give a color to. This is going to stretch my skills and invention. I can’t lazily throw a handful of dry herbs into a kettle anymore. Fresh herbs will have to concur into a bouquet garni. No in greater numbers quick stir fries, no more refried rice. No again beans on toast. I’ll miss crunchiness in indefinite. Food will have to be cooked slowly and thoroughly. But that shouldn’t have existence a problem once I don’t be perceived like the Wreck of the Hesperus. As a gift, I got to give 4 shopping bags of subsistence to my Gal Friday, who can certainly use it now that Christmas has wrung her purse thirsty. And there’ll be more then I get into the sideboard in which place the dry stuff is stored.
I’m in addition pretty delighted that the last sum of ~ units encounters I’ve had with medico types obtain been good and productive. My gastro guy is a little weird and his service looks like a college dorm unoccupied space, but he’s bright and engaged. We on the same level bantered a bit of Python. I be able to work with him. That’s a tenuity in my life experience.
So instead of now I’ll just go with the flow. It’s not in such a manner bad. Lasagna is still on the Christmas menu; in the same state long as the tomato sauce has not at all seeds it’s fine. If I couldn’t esteem cheese I’d be much pissier hind part before it all. 🙂
Giants re-sign him, if it be not that the way the season has gone likewise far, the Giants haven't given him somewhat reason to stick around.