Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sick day, Late night musings...

I didn't get to church today. I have a tummy bug. In the interests of being discreet I'll just say that I don't feel nauseous and I'm not throwing up. We'll leave it at that.

As such I've kept myself on the usual strict diet of toast or stewed apple to combat this (we're out of edible bananas and I haven't drummed up the motivation to cook myself some rice). Two days now. Doesn't seem to be working. I usually put my kids on this "diet" when they're afflicted with tummy bugs - it seems to clear things up amazingly quickly - I'm having a re-think, a re-examination of this synopsis now though after eating slice after slice of plain toast and finally giving in and putting spread and Marmite on a couple - just for want of some flavour! Maybe they weren't better methinks now....maybe they were just SICK of this bland "diet".

Which leads me to some further musings on the subject....

I wonder if "reverse psychology" works with this sort of thing....could I eat something that would only make my current affliction worse in the hopes of "tricking" my body....? Would my body really be fooled? Would it think...hang on. she shouldn't be eating this. It's only going to make matters worse!...and then in this particularly confused state would eating the "wrong" thing help me get better rather than worse...?
I'm willing to give it a try....

But an even more attractive option lies in wait - tonight at dinner, Grandma happened to mention that sweetened condensed milk helps clear up these sorts of things - REALLLY? I exclaim hopefully and excitedly.
I must say I feel somewhat duty-bound to test this particular remedy. Oh look and there just happens to be TWO.WHOLE.CANS. in the store room.

What luck!

3 comments:

Angela Noelle of Striking Keys said...

Please keep us apprised of Sweetened Condensed Milk's healing properties. I am keenly interested.

Ana said...

Will do. I feel I may have to consume the entire contents of BOTH tins. Just to be sure.

Ana said...

Grandma says I'm to have a big spoonful - and here I was taking heaped teaspoonfuls - quite a number of them I might add but still....a waiting game now I guess....