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1. Is it problematic that my diet now consists almost exclusively of grilled cheese? I do occasionally eat other things (eggs, for example, which seems to be the only food left I have not at some point vomited back up), but I had TWO - count 'em - TWO grilled cheeses today. Not for lack of trying - I made an attempt at broth at lunchtime and chicken for dinner, but couldn't manage more than a few bites of either.

Something about that combination of buttered bread and cheese - which they tell you not to eat when you have an upset stomach! No dairy is one of the main things they tell you! But this is not your normal nausea, apparently - manages to satisfy my stomach's desire for solid food, because the nausea kicks into overdrive on an empty stomach, while also not being substantive enough to cause too much abdominal pain as I digest, while ALSO apparently being bland enough not to upset the delicate balance in there but not SO bland that the mere thought of choking it down makes me want to hurl (like the chicken, pasta, rice, crackers, toast, and every other goddamned starch on the planet). 

2. Why don't they just sell ginger ale already flat? I'm sure there are a few people out there who actually like drinking it (my mother is one of them), but it's also sort of universally accepted as "the thing you drink when you have an upset stomach" but for that it's supposed to be FLAT, so why not just sell a non-carbonated version? It'd probably be a big seller! Because it is a pain in the ass to have to sit there and stir out the damn bubbles. When I want my ginger ale, I want it NOW. I've actually taken to pouring out glasses and just letting it sit, so that by the time I'm ready to drink one, it's already flat. 

3. Is sympathy puking a thing in cats? Chelsea chokes up the occasional hairball just like anyone else, but she's vomited twice during the last couple weeks I've been sick. I know that seeing (or worse, SMELLING) someone throwing up can cause an upchuck reflex in people, but CATS?

(Actually, I think I know the answer to this one. I think it's just that she eats too fast. Because occasionally I'd forget to feed her so she'd be really hungry? And by "forget" I mean "lay down to take a nap, totally meaning to get up again before I go to bed, but I was on that crazy knock-out medicine so six hours later the nap turns into just going to bed" and I'd feed her the next morning.)

Date: Sep. 3rd, 2015 07:36 am (UTC)
wendelah1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wendelah1
I have a cat that eats too fast and vomits.

I drink ginger tea to calm my stomach. If you like a cold beverage, it could be made ahead and chilled.

Date: Sep. 4th, 2015 04:45 am (UTC)
rahirah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rahirah
Grilled cheese is like the ultimate comfort food, so if that's what it takes...

(Can you add other things to the grilled cheese, or is that tempting fate?)

Date: Sep. 4th, 2015 08:21 am (UTC)
ever_neutral: (btvs ~ she alone)
From: [personal profile] ever_neutral
1. How do you live.

2. GINGER ALE IS MY LIFE. I have a faulty lower oesophageal sphincter so I chug it 24/7. Solidarity.

3. Woe! Whomp her for me.
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