Tuesday, September 13, 2005

A Liquid Diet???

Imagine this...

You can't eat anything but liquid for an entire day. Jell-O, chicken broth, apple juice, cranberry juice...all day long.

And then...THEN...

Your husband makes homemade chicken noodle soup. And you can't have ANY of it.


That was me on Sunday. I had a medical test yesterday, so the day before, I couldn't eat any solid food. I was SO HUNGRY that I about couldn't stand it. I tried not to think about food, but then I started watching movies and naturally, people usually eat in movies and my mouth started salivating.

I went to bed that night, my stomach growling, my taste buds craving ANYTHING but orange Jell-O. At 3 a.m., my stomach, and my pounding headache, woke me up. Needless to say, anything that I had eaten during the day came up at about 3 a.m. I went to bed again, feeling better, but woke up with the same headache.

When I arrived at the doctor's office, got prepped for the test, and waited, the nurse asked me if I was nervous.

"Nope," I said. "I just want those drugs to get rid of this headache." She laughed and told me that what they were giving me was strong stuff and if that didn't take care of my headache, nothing would.

Do I need to tell you that those "powerful drugs" didn't eradicate my headache? No, 'cuz you already knew that, right? When I came around from my drug-induced stupor, the headache was still there - just not as bad.

Anyway, the test went fine - no problems - and hubby took me home and fed me. Food never tasted so good. :-)

In Writing News...

I haven't written anything new in the past few days, but I did read over my manuscript again. I'm hoping to maybe get something written tonight, but I may be more interested in combing the cabinets for food. *grin*


  1. Ack! Sheer torture! Glad everything went okay and you're now able to eat solid food.

  2. Here's an idea: write an eating scene as you eat. That should kill two birds with one stone.

    Glad everyrhing is ok with you.

  3. Poor you!!

    I remember during childbirth them saying 'oh yeah I've got the thing that'll wipe that pain right away'


  4. Och...no solid food all day? I can't go more than two hours without my stomach growling. I woudl be gnawing my arm off!

  5. Arrggghhh - I feel your pain. Remember it from my various surgeries when I had to starve myself beforehand.

    Glad the test went well :-)

    And good luck with the writing, between munching *g*.

  6. Oh God, I HATE those kinds of headaches. I hate when I go to bed with a headache and then wake up with it the next morning.

    Hope you're feeling better!

  7. Thanks, gals. Yup, doing lots better. I didn't worry about calories yesterday, though! *grin* Thanks for the good wishes.

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