pandemo (pandemo) wrote,
pandemo
pandemo

Thinking Green



When we were kids, we'd always sing along with the Popeye theme, and delighted in jokes about eating spinach. The one that sticks with me is, "Eat spinach. It's good for your complexion."

"Right! Wait a minute! Who wants green skin?"

(The Jolly Green Giant!)

I'm trying to do what the doctor said -- more fiber. Seems a lot of the stuff I can now eat as an adult, but would never let pass my lips as a child, turn out to be just what the doctor ordered...

So, I'm well on my way to being "strong to the finish/'Cause I eats me spinach".

I opened a small can of spinach, ate half one meal, half the next, then opened a big can, eating half the main meal of the next day.

No, my face did NOT turn green.

My poop did.

And stayed that way for days.

Score one for Popeye!
Tags: bodily functions, childhood memories
Subscribe

  • Still Not Home

    I talked a nurse into weighing me by piggybacking on another resident's trip to the weight room. I am off the iv, and the head of nurses came in…

  • Tempest in a Teapot

    After the first week here at the Osage Rehab, some of the aides helped me change my bed around. When I first got here, the head of my bed was in the…

  • Long Time Gone

    I should have gone to the doctor's office back in November when my first symptoms appeared, but my youngest sister, who used to be a nurse,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments