Posted by: guinness222 | May 18, 2009

I don’t wanna work no more!

    The worst thing aboput “recovery and healing” is you don;t do shit, nobody really expects you to, and the world just keeps revolving without your bloody shoulder to the capstan (old thing on a ship where they turned it to pull up the anchor), sometimes called “the wheel”. Anyway, I digress.

        So my three weeks of this has instilled me with a new goal, never go back to real work again! Sounds like a plan, hey?

       Unfortunately the reality of the world comes crashing in along with the monthly bills, the cost of groceries, gasoline, etc.

       Oh well so much for a “pipedream”

       Part of this cardiac re-hab is a new diet,…..gross! While it doesn’t say I can’t have coffee or beer it does include this “stuff” called “sassy water” of which I’m supposed to drink a couple of liters a day. You have to make it yourself and keep it in the fridge. While it is “refreshing” it’s like kissing your sister, a perversion of H2O. Just for giggles here’s the recipe to make it, for your pleasure and possible enjoyment, or gagging.

          Sassy Water

            2 liters of water

            1 tspn freshly grated ginger

            1/2 a cucumber, peeld and thinly sliced

            1 medium lemon thinly sliced

            12 mint leaves finely minced

         Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and let the flavors blend overnight. Drink the entire pitcher by the end of the day. Each of the ingredients provides a specific function. The lemon breaks down fatty acids in the body, the gignger calms irritated stomach tissue, the cucumber absorbs salts, and the mint leaves are high in antioxidants/add flavor. (Caution: This water may cause some gas and bloating due to the detoxing of the body.)

         What is it de-toxing? You mean there isn’t a pill I can take that does the same thing? Now I will admit it has calmed my stomach. What with this new medication I’m on that is double double doseage for the first ten days , then just siongle double doseage the second two weeks, and finally at the end of the month a single dose a day. Between that and an Asprin at each meal, trust me by 4:30 pm I’m almost nausceous and that stays with me until about nine pm, (unless I soothe the pain with chocolate covered Ice Cream bars,)

          And this “may cause gas” there ain’t no “may ” about it, even the cats have left the room!

         But tomorrow morning I go for my first treadmill, stationary bicycle, and other “evil equipment” workout. It’s only an hour, but it’s Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday!

        Well enough “stuff” for today, back to drinking my “sassy water” and stuff. Hope alls well with you folks!

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