LifeSlices: Feeling better

I apologize to regular readers for offering only a few observations this past week. I’ve been down and out with diverticulitis, and I’m still not 100%. I’m getting older, and I need to pay better attention to the signs my body sends me. I let this go too long, and it has knocked the crap out of me.

It’s a particularly nasty malady, but the treatment is worse. I’m taking two antibiotics — one twice a day, the other three times a day. These are very powerful meds and are REALLY hard on the stomach, which is why you’re supposed to take them with food. Of course, that’s the last thing you want to do with diverticulitis, which requires a liquid or bland diet, neither of which will ease the stomach pain. One begets the other, and soon you’re just exhausted from all the nausea, gas, discomfort and diarrhea.

This is why God made vanilla malts.

I’m losing the sense of immortality that’s a favorite side dish of youth. It’s a sweet and tasty delicacy, which is why it’s hard to give up. Comes with the territory, as they say. And so it goes.

Comments

  1. mel taylor says

    get well terry
    mel

  2. what “brand” of vanilla malts?

  3. Get well soon, I feel for you.

    I was diagnosed with diverticulitis over a year ago, and I have to say it is a painful deal.

    Stay away from everything they tell you, and it is certainly controllable.

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