Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dog Food - A Constipation Aid

My husband has been having a lot of digestive issues lately that include horrible bloating, extreme constipation and then diarrhea along with horrible cramping. This has been going on for the last two weeks and he has been utterly miserable.

He's from Morocco and hates going to doctors and taking medicine. When he went to the doctor twice in one week I knew that he was near death. Not to mention all the different medicines he has been trying as well.

The other day he called while in the doctor's office. He was filling out the form where it asks your history and he called to ask what medicines he's been taking because he couldn't remember them all by name. I told him that he's been taking Miralax, an enzyme supplement, Beneful, etc. He asked how to spell Beneful and I spelled it out for him and we got off the phone.

The next morning he came into the bedroom while I was getting ready laughing and said, "I can't believe you had me write down 'Beneful' on that form yesterday. I said, "Why? That's what you've been taking". He said, "No, I just fed the dogs and saw 'Beneful' on the label. Beneful is a dog food! I've been taking BENEFIBER!!!!".

We laughed our butts off about that. He said that they must not have noticed because the nurse or doctor didn't even comment about it. He said that if they noticed it, they would have said, "No wonder you're having such digestion shouldn't be eating dog food!"

The last few days with him have been better. He's up and down as usual, but mostly up which is good. I think he feels better about going to the doctor and trying to get help for himself. They want to do a colonoscopy but it hasn't been scheduled yet.

I am doing alright. I'm just tired all the time as usual. I am tired of being tired. I got to work a bit early this morning and can hardly concentrate on what I need to get done. What I do is so technical at times and you have to be in the right frame of mind to do it. Writing this post is easy peasy because hardly any thinking is involved.

I start school again on October 12. I'm not looking forward to one of the classes because I think it's going to kick my bum. I'm very worried it will mess up the 4.0 GPA. I don't know why I care about that damn GPA. It's not like anyone will ask me what my GPA is when finishing university.

There is no segue to the next subject. I was reading CNN last night and saw that there is a practice called "crushing". It's where a woman is videotaped crushing a small animal (like a rabbit) with her bare foot or wearing a spiked heel. The woman's face isn't shown, but it's some type of sexual fetish. I was floored to say the least. Have you heard about this? Are you as shocked as me?


Laura said...

hahaha ... I loved the dog food experience .. sounds like something that'd happen to me. I hope he starts to feel better soon.

Don't worry about the class you'll be taking. You're a smart cookie and will do just fine.

As for the "crushing" practice, I never heard of it but am shocked. The world just keeps getting sicker and sicker.

Karen ^..^ said...

I'm glad things are better, or at least more bearable at home.

You'll do great on your classes, you are really smart.

The fetish thing is a sick horrible disgrace, and I truly hate people who think it is ok to sacrifice an animal for their own sick pleasures.

Disgusting. Poor little animals.

I hope I never see a video of it, I'd never be right again, if so.

linda said...

Haha, that is a good story. My dog eats that brand of dog food.

You are a clever girl Catherine, and so determined with your studies.

I am shocked. People are cruel.

Anonymous said... the dog food story..giggling to myself here :-) and I need a good giggle
The other story is sick sick sick.
Hope all is good with you my dear.
Talk to you soon
Happy Still

L.J. Diva said...

Ewww, killing small animals.

what the hell is wrong with people?

template by