So remember how I have given up soda/pop? How I've told you that occassionally I'll have some rootbeer? My doctor actually told me at my last appointment to start keeping Coke in the house.
Let's back up. I was a 5-6 can of diet dr pepper drinker for a long tme. I loved the flavor, the bite of the liquid, the fizzy carbination. Basically I loved it all. As a kid my parents let us have pop a lot. When I was a teen ager it was expensive so we started drinking Vita-Sun from Schwans. Healthier Koolaid really. Water? No thank you.
In college and out of college I kept up my pop habit. Water? No thank you.
About 4 years ago now I decided to give up pop for Lent. Really give it and all carbonated drinks up. And despite some indulging, I've been successful. Now when I have about 6 ounces I'm full. Really bloated from the carbonation an it just doesn't taste good anymore; it tastes like chemicals.
So when I went in last week and explained that I had another episode of sticking food, they told me to drink Coke. I told them they were nuts. I couldn't and still can't imagine the carbonation pounding away at the food stuck and banging on the band area harder. Honestly the thought of taking a sip of Coke while food is stuck makes me want to cry. But the nurse and the doctor told me to give it a try.
But then I thought about it and read up on it. What I failed to remember is that Coke is like battery acid. It will foam up yes, but it disolves things. Lots of things. Then I get all eeked out by the fact that I used to drink this stuff regularly and was really eating away at my body. Yuk.
I digress. The fact is I went out and bought a bottle of Coke to keep at home and one for work. The next time food gets stuck, I'm going to take a small sip and hope for the best (likely with tears in my eyes). I'll report back if I don't explode from the carbonation and crap. (it's humor..)