I have met my match.

I think that the ultimate injury someone like me can suffer is a virus in the gut.

Seriously, I feel like I am being punished or something. After three days of unmentionable gastric distress I FINALLY went to the doctor.

Let me just say that I have the best doctor. I love her. She is no-nonsense, very matter of fact, and always willing to go with less medicine rather than more. I can't say enough nice things about her.

Anyway, Doc said that I ought to stick with the B.R.A.T. diet for a few days and take some Kaopectate.

If you don't know what the B.R.A.T. diet is, let me enlighten you. It is the Boring, Repetitious, And Tedious diet.

No, no, I am kidding. It's the I-hate-my-life-right-now-diet. In other words it is the Banana, Rice, Applesauce, Toast diet. I feel like a toddler.

It hasn't had much affect yet. Last night I had some rice and applesauce. And today I was very B.R.A.T. virtuous until about lunchtime when I went out with the Evil Twin for her Happy Birthday lunch at the Haley House where I promptly fell right off the B.R.A.T. wagon. We split a delicious mozzarella, tomato, and pesto grilled sandwich, a chocolate chip cookie the size of sis's face, and jasmine tea.

The tea was about the only virtuous thing on the list.

And honestly I really thought I would get away with it. But no. Sadly by 6pm Monsieur Le Virusse was back with a vengeance.

So, never say die, I made some very plain chicken and Rice soup. But Monsieur Le Virusse didn't appreciate the chicken part of the soup. And banished me back a la toilette for my effrontery.

I guess this means that starting riiiiiiiiiiiiight..........................now I will try much harder to stick to the stupid B.R.A.T. diet for a few more days.

Just until I can finally banish Monsieur Le Virusse once and for all!

Oh - and another thing. Kaopectate is vile stuff.


Mary said…
Monsieur LeVirusse sounds terrible. I was actually hoping you didn't have Camplobacter which is a bad bacteria in your gut. I am a nice person and you are a nice person so I will spare you the gruesome details. I hope you feel better soon!
Mike said…
I'm sorry about your illness. Not to be disagreeable, but I always thought I was going to like the Haley House more than I did. I found that specific sandwich a bit greasy. And that's a rare complaint for me.
Betsy said…
Variation on the B.R.A.T. theme is the ABC diet. Applesauce, Bananas and Carrots (cooked carrots, they must be cooked.) Of course the addition of rice is always welcome and saltines and ginger ale are ok too. Look at all that variety now! Your taste buds will be in heaven!
Good luck. xoxox

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