However, I have a history of some sort of never-formally-diagnosed ulcer/stomach problem and the pain was so bad this time I actually rushed to the doctor today since my near overdose levels of Zantac and Mylanta were not helping at all. He did give me a prescription (which seems to be helping a bit already) but then he gave me "dietary guidelines".
Dietary guidelines... and do we remember the reason I avoid the doctor to begin with?
Doc: "Do you drink a lot of caffeine?"
Me: Blank stare (I'm thinking... what do you mean by "a lot")
Doc: "I'll take that as a yes."
Me: Slowly start nodding with my eyes glazing over, thinking I should've had my afternoon Diet Pepsi before I came.
Doc: "No caffeine for 2 weeks."
No. Caffeine. Is this even possible? How will I get anything done? How will I get a grip on my patience in the morning? How will I stay awake past noon?
No caffeine means, not only no coffee (gasp), but no Diet Pepsi, no chocolate and no Excedrin. How am I going to get rid of the migraine I'll surely suffer from caffeine deprivation? I'll have to think about this carefully... how bad does it really hurt? ...what if it starts feeling better tomorrow? Still no caffeine? If his next step wasn't some sort of evasive scope thingy, I imagine I'd end up being a very poor patient... but internal scope? Shudder. There were quite a few other things on his list too, but all were truly irrelevent compared to the loss of caffeine.
Anyway... I did get to cast on for Something Red last night which I am loving!
The Blue Sky Cotton isn't my favorite yarn to knit with but the result is so worth it and the color (a very deep, yet bright rusty red - not as orange as in the picture) is wonderful. I'm excited about it too... I want to wear it now! Could it be the first to reach the finish line? No... Embossed Leaves are almost there. Maybe the 2nd? We'll see.