6 hours ago
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Being Ill Not for the Weak
The antibiotics the doc put me on seem to be helping, but they have destroyed what little appetite I had left.
This, combined with having to drink first Gatorade and then Pedialyte, which are both really nasty, you will be interested to hear, means I'm having a hard time eating anything, even if it isn't nutritionally dense.
Also, I'm supposed to stay away from nutritionally dense things. "Simple carbs," the doc said. "No fiber. No dairy. Nothing that has a lot of fat. Not much protein. No sugar."
"Okay," I said, thinking through the sorts of things I eat, wondering what that left. "So... like rice?"
"Or mashed potatoes."
I'm thinking whether bagels would be simple carbs. But I've never eaten a bagel without cream cheese or at least butter.