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HO! HO! HO! MERRY DRANO!!!!
Talking about a gift that keeps on giving, hahahahaha!
After a great night of sleep that went into the early afternoon at 3pm my pharmacy called to let me know they got the rest of the Drano in today. WHOAHOA! My friend wanted to head out anyways to find a New Years Eve outfit. Just 'in case' my GP wants to be on the nice list for the holidays he will have something to wear. If you wait until after Xmas to find an outfit then you might as well forget it! I remember being in my 20's and waiting until after Christmas to find a New Years dress and it was always slim pickings. Now I am much older and wiser. BUY NOW!
Once we got to the pharmacy I only needed to say my name then everyone working behind the counter stopped and looked up at me. Seems I am a very "rare breed." A "Drano Breed!" Of course me and my friend were chuckling and making light of the Drano situation because obviously seven jugs wouldn't be in the little plastic shelves where other prescriptions in alphabetical order were stored. Mine was on the floor. All three extra large bags worth! I love when the person who waits on me gets my order then everyone tends to also get very quiet. This leaves me open room to make all sorts of jokes. Today was no exception. Although I take my treatments very seriously because what I am drinking on a weekly basis is very toxic you still though in my opinion have to find some sort of humor. I believe it keeps one sain. AMEN.
I told my friend to smile on the way out and pose next to their GP car magnet that says, "Gastroparesis & Food Kills." Maybe instead I should design a magnet with a huge jug on it saying, "Drano & Gastroparesis Kills." Once we placed all the bags in the back of his car we barely had any room left. Like I mentioned before, surely they can find alternatives to a jug of chlorinated sodium water to flush your intestines out. Maybe in a chocolate bar with a kick?! At least it would finally rid any and all chocolate cravings I have, hahahaha! Could you imagine? Well anything is possible to me lately.
Luckily all the stores have plenty of menswear left for the holiday season. My friend got very lucky in finding some great deals on men's dress pants and tuxedo shirts with the tie and sash. Because of his height at least the pants he found ran a bit too long to start with so they fit perfectly. I have a good eye when it comes to fashion but do miss all the nice clothes I used to be able to wear. I think in general I just miss working. Gastroparesis life is not for the faint of heart. Its also not for those who have to give up the life they once knew for a ever changing lifestyle. Mine has yet to stop changing. Anymore I just go with the flow. I have finally learned after eight years there isn't anything nor anyone worth stressing over. Instead I now focus that energy on finding some sort of balance between sleep, treatments and continuing to enjoy the best life this gal can. I now lay my head down at night being content with any little accomplishments I have achieved for the day. I always enjoyed setting goals for myself. Now I am learning to set new goals even while being sick. Its tricky and challenging but it can be done.
This evening I decided to try a new recipe and make some gingerbread cookies. Thank goodness I was never much on cookies especially gingerbread or gingersnap. I don't need any temptations around the house right now being already a few days behind treatment. I am still passing last treatment at a snails pace. I am aiming for this weekend but taking it one day at a time. The cookies turned out really good but the best part is the house now smells AMAZING! Maybe I need to buy a gingerbread scented candle? I am starting to like gingerbread. Its not so bad after all. Well...I better put these gingerbread guys on a plate before they magically disappear...Not by the elves either...