So, if you’ve noticed, The Yogurt Diaries are on a short term hiatus.
This was an unplanned hiatus.
Because Sunday morning I felt a little ill. The typical sore throat, tired type thing. Monday, same dealio. I went to work and all, I was just…bleh.
Tuesday…still sick. So I go to the Resident Nurse in our office building and have her check me out. She’s chatting away and then asks me to stick out my tongue.
“You’re very dehydrated,” she said.
“I can’t be,” I said. “I just drank a twenty-ounce ginger ale.”
“Your tongue is white,” she said. “That’s a sign of dehydration. How much have you had to drink?”
“Well, the ginger ale this morning,” I said (this was at ten AM), “and I went through a pitcher and a half of water last night.”
“Stick out your tongue again,” she said.
“The only thing I can figure,” she said. “Is that you have thrush.”
“What?” I asked. “I mean, I’ve heard the term but I have no idea what that is.”
“It’s a fungal infection you get in your mouth. Usually only babies get it.”
“How weird! How can you tell if someone has it?” I asked.
“Because their tongue is white. Here, do you want to see?” She offered me a handmirror.
Hell yes, my tongue was white. “Oh my god!” I said. “It is white. How do people get thrush?” I asked.
“Usually only babies get it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an adult with it.” It took her a few tries to come out with the next part, but when she did, she finally asked, “Have you been with anyone…in that…you have had oral sex?”
“Definitely not,” I told her. “Unless I wasn’t informed of it.”
So, yeah. I have a disease that people get from breastfeeding and cunnilingus! Go me.
Yogurt is actually supposed to cure thrush, but since it is the only thing I had eaten consistently for the past week (and some days I will not lie, I had four containers in a single day), I think it is probably a good idea to wait to bring it back in full force.
In the meantime, I want to ask you all a question. I am well more than halfway done with my yogurts, so I would like to decide what else I should do. I would like to move on to a different food, but it has to have these qualifications:
–It must be something that I can reasonably eat once a day without it affecting my health (like, you know, giving me thrush).
–It must be something that I can afford to eat every day for a meal (top cost $3-4 although I would be willing to do something that had a couple outliers for comparison).
–It must be something that comes in several brand names that people can shop for.
–I would prefer that it be vegetarian, but I would be okay with doing something like, say, chicken noodle soup. I just try to avoid eating too much meat. It doesn’t have to be vegan, though, and things like soup broth or gelatin are things I’m more willing to compromise on than say, hot dogs.
So, if you have ideas or recommendations for things I can do next, let me know!
Mirrored from Antagonia.net.