Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How About a Cocktail?

My tip for today is as follows. . .

If someone hands you a green and foamy drink and says it's a GI cocktail, just say no.

This lesson is brought to you by my trip to the emergency room last night for a scary, but fortunately not serious, although yet to be diagnosed medical issue.

I can only plead ignorance, however, on the GI cocktail. So enthralled with the offer of a cocktail at the hospital, I grabbed it and gulped without fully hearing the nurse's words "This is going to taste really bad."

Just as those words were registering, so was the idea that with anything labeled GI, it's a pretty sure bet that something is probably going in one end or coming out the other within a matter of minutes.

Luckily, neither turned out to be true and it was merely to rule out any gastro problems as a source of my pain. However, the vision - and taste - of that green and bubbling nastiness will stay with me for quite some time.

And one final bonus tip for the day - keep your legs shaved because you never know when an emergency trip to the hospital will involve care by Nurse Aaron and Dr. Hottie.


Brandy said...

Wow - if the cocktail they served at the hospital really looked like that drink there, I'd have a hard time believing it tasted bad! LOL

Glad your trip to the ER was nothing major! I hope the visit by Nurse Aaron and Dr. Hottie was some consolation. :)

muirwoodsue said...

That cocktail looked so delicious! Sorry you had an emergency visit to the ER last night. Glad it wasn't anything major. Hopefully you can take a nap today.
Thanks for the tip on the leg shaving!

love labs said...

I do believe that's one cocktail I can pass up! I'm guessing there was a LOT of pain for YOU to heard to the ER; did you drive yourself there??? Hope you're feeling better today. Do they have any idea what it was?

love labs said...

stupid keys...that should read "head" to the ER. LOL!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I hope you are feeling better now. The GI Cocktail thing sounds horrid. It seems something always comes up when I forget to shave my legs. LOL


Laura said...

OMG! The comment about shaved legs was so funny! because it's so true! Glad to hear you're okay!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

The photo looked so inviting, but your post brought back some nasty memories that are better left repressed. Glad you're okay.