Let me explain.
When you have a bad, bad case of bacterial gastroenteritis (raises hand!), your intestines are very, very unhappy. Extremely unhappy. And this, in turn, puts you on a restricted diet. Because if you don't eat the restricted diet, there are dire consequences. Consequences that are not suitable subject matter for a blog.
And then you get to have lots and lots of tests, and they do a flexible sigmoidoscopy on you (raises hand!), and then the doctor sits down with you and tells you about the fun place food will now have in your life. Basically, you aren't going to get to eat anything you want. Not for a long, long time. And the doctor gives you the lovely news that some people who are ill like this, their intestines are never quite the same again. They may not digest foods as easily, etc.
So for the last six days, I have had the following restrictions placed on what I can eat (it doesn't leave a lot of variety):
- No dairy.
- No fried foods.
- No greasy foods.
- No alcohol.
- No fatty foods.
- No raw fruits.
- No raw vegetables.
- No complex grains.
But really, Oprah and all of the people doing that spiritual cleanse? You are freaking nuts. And how the heck are your digestive systems handling it?
Right now, I'd just give anything to be able to eat vegetables again. (Because I can't; I have tried with ones that have been cooked into mush, almost, and it doesn't work.)