Apr 302008

Figured I’d mention how I’m doing after my emergency room trip late last week.

Doing okay.  It’s surprisingly hard to increase by 50% the amount of fluids you drink.  It’s a pretty substantial change to the pattern of your life.

Now, the odd thing is that I’ve always been big on pretty much always having something to drink handy.  Problem is that it was almost always Diet Coke or something along those lines, which after my surgery in January, I’m no longer allowed to drink.  So now I have to drink different things, stuff I always thought of as “once in a while” beverages, such as juice or water.  Or milk.

I like milk (a lot), but it’s not something I sit around drinking while I work, either.

It makes it somewhat more difficult to drink a lot when the things you like the best are off the table.  In fact, of all the things I can’t eat or drink these days, diet soda is easily the one I miss the most.  And, of course, it’s one of the few things I can never have again.  That hurts a little bit more than I expected.

Anyway, I’m still having the dizzy spells, so clearly I’m not back up to snuff yet.  But they’re not as bad as they were, so hopefully I’ll have this behind me soon.

 Posted by at 11:31 PM

  2 Responses to “Exploring the depths of liquid refreshment”

  1. You do know that diet soda has some of the most toxic food additives known to mankind, including aspartame and/or sucralose, right?

    If you don’t believe me, Google ‘aspartame poisoning’ and you’ll find out how horrible it really is. Air Force pilots are banned from drinking diet soda because it impairs their cognitive and motor skills!

  2. There’s far more research showing that they’re safe than the other way around. Besides, everyone needs a vice. Now I need to find a new one, since I can’t drink soda of any kind anyway. :)