Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Simply Veggie Takes a Break

Well….it’s been quite a week! When I wrote the previous post about vegetarian drugs, little did I know what was coming next....and maybe that was just as well. Last Wednesday night I was taken into hospital by ambulance for emergency abdominal surgery; after a lot of bargaining, pleading, persuasion and promises to behave myself, they discharged me yesterday. I’m battered, bruised, scarred and as weak as a kitten but I’ll live to fight another day, thanks to a wonderful surgeon who should be canonised, in my opinion.

Whilst I was there they pumped me with anaesthetic, sedatives, antibiotics, anticoagulants, sundry other drugs and enough painkillers to fell an elephant; my hands and arms are covered in puncture marks like a street druggie. Were any of these wonderful concoctions veggie, do you suppose? Were they tested on animals? Does it make me a bad person because I didn’t ask and I don’t really care either way? Like I said before, we all have to make our own choices and do whatever we’re comfortable with. Quite honestly I’d have been happy to kiss the Devil on both cheeks if he’d said he could stop the pain….

On a more foodie note I was sent home with a diet sheet which looks like some sort of sick joke! I have to follow this ghastly diet for the next month or so before very gradually getting back to my high-fibre, veggie normality. Thankfully they didn’t ask me to go back to eating meat and fish, but they did say that following the diet is harder for a vegetarian. Gee, thanks!

So…I’m bowing out of Simply Veggie for a couple of months because I won’t be cooking anything that anyone would actually choose to eat! I hope to be back some time in May when normal service will hopefully be resumed.

See you soon....


  1. Wondeful to have you home. I can make anything pureed, Molly will vouch for that! Roll on May. x

    1. But can you make the contents of my ghastly diet sheet palatable? LOL xxx

  2. Sorry to hear you've been unwell and hope that you will be better and blogging again as soon as you're able, Denise.

    You're right about there being no right or wrong on the veggie friendly drugs issue. One does what one can at the time and for the best of reasons.

    A while ago I asked a consultant if he would prescribe a veggie version of something usually gelatine capsule based. He changed the subject and I went away without anything. Did have a good experience in hospital more recently though - explained to the staff that I'd prefer to avoid animal products, they listened, made sure this was made clear on the wristband for follow through and checked things along the way too.

    Take care and here's hoping that the ghastly diet will be done with before too long!

  3. Many thanks for your good wishes; I'm like Arnie...I'll be back!!