I just got back from my Sat. morning trip to the farmers' mkt. I had about $14 in cash plus some quarters - I kept my purchases to about $10 and got onions, potatoes, chard, celery, and carrots. Not bad. I thawed some chicken breasts and plan to make a chicken vegetable soup today.
I heard a bit of rain during the night and the streets are wet this morning, but nothing falling right now. I was shocked to hear a weather report last night that it has been determined this is the worst long term drought in California for the past 1200 years! That is almost unbelievable, and puts the need for more heavy rains in perspective.
I have been plagued lately with indigestion or heartburn - not sure I know the difference. All I can say is that it is nearly constant and worse after I eat or drink anything, even water. I bought a bottle of ginger ale yesterday and will see if a sip now and then helps. I looked up various OTC remedies but they all have their warnings and drawbacks, so I will wait until I see my new doctor on the 15th. Ranitidine (Xantac) doesn't help in the least so I've quit taking it for the time being.
Other than the indigestion I'm still on a high resulting from my gym workout Thursday evening. It's strange - sometimes I get that wonderful high, and sometimes I don't. It keeps me going to the gym though, searching for nirvana.
I have my chicken simmering with a few herbs and seasonings, the vegetables selected and washed, and I'm hoping I can eat what I cook. I plan to go out in a little while and buy some Tums. I hope they work because I'm miserable. I've never used them before, and I thought (silly me) that I would buy "just Tums". A quick look on the internet shows many different strengths and a variety of flavors. Hell, I don't want to have to make a decision so I'll just look for something peppermint-y. I may update later.
UPDATE: The soup was great although I made way too much. Some is already in the freezer and I may put another couple of servings in to freeze.
I drove in horrendous traffic to get some Tums; I took one on the way out of the parking lot, and one more since eating the soup. I think it is working pretty well and hope I get some relief at least until my doctor's appointment. I will not have extensive tests though, as I read that it would likely consist of an endoscopy, and I will never have another camera stuck down my throat. I don't think I can ever be back to normal after the two procedures done a year ago.
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