I should have, but I didn’t. I got really sick in the middle of the night last Sunday. I woke up at 2am Monday morning to run into the bathroom and vomit. And shit all over my bathroom floor. Oh, and I pissed all over myself. While I was vomiting. This went on for 7 straight hours, and I finally went back to bed around 9:30 Monday morning. It was the sickest I have ever been in my life! I slept most of the day. Thankfully, I have awesome neighbors and an amazing boyfriend who took care of Dexter and brought me saltines and club soda.
I make my own ginger ale and ginger tea. When you buy ginger ale in the store, THERE’S NO DAMN GINGER IN IT. It’s just syrup and bubbles. Frankly, I can’t believe people still drink that shit, but whatever. As soon as I started to drink it, my nausea subsided, and I didn’t vomit anymore. The saltines helped, too, I’m sure. I felt so guilty eating them, because there’s absolutely nothing good in them, plus I have a gluten sensitivity. But, they didn’t make me feel bloated or make my intestines hurt. I mustered up some strength to go buy watermelon, because it sounded appealing. I puked that right up!
I didn’t go for my weigh-in last week because of this. I was tempted to go a few days later, but I’m a creature of habit, and go on Mondays. It will be interesting to see what I’ve lost the past two weeks. Yesterday was my first hike in a week, because this stomach bug just held on all week. I’m still a little tired, and woke up in the middle of the night last night, burping up something I ate in the evening yesterday. That never happens, so my stomach is still obviously healing. I will be very good to it today! In fact, I’m drinking ginger tea.
So, here is how to make ginger tea and ginger ale. It’s really easy and it tastes like…ginger! Oh, and the healing qualities really work.
Buy a big hunk of ginger. It’s cheap.
Cut of a big chunk. Slice thinly. No need to peel. While slicing, heat 2 cups of water to a boil. D
Now, for tea, just throw the ginger into the boiling water, boil for 5 minutes, then cover and simmer for 20. Strain. Drink. If you need sweet, 1/2 tsp (YES YOU HAVE TO MEASURE THIS) of local, raw honey is ok. It will be sweet enough, trust me. In fact, it seemed almost two sweet with that amount for me.
For ginger ale, add a cup of sugar to the boiling water/ginger. Strain. I strain mine into a larger Pyrex measuring cup, because I can store it like that in the fridge and pour it out easily. Pour 1/2 cup syrup into a large glass. Add ice cubes and fill the glass with club soda. It’s SO delicious!! It’s very crisp, and you can taste the ginger bite.
This stomach bug was worse than donating a kidney.