In the spirit of things I know today that I didn’t know yesterday: Yakult original tastes like lemon cheesecake, which is not what I was expecting it to taste like at all.

I’ve been on a course of WMD-strength antibiotics this past week and my entire digestive system has gone into massive upheaval as a result. I will spare you the gory details (I am trying to woo all my readers/commenters back after my prolonged absence after all) just suffice it to say I’ve not been feeling great lately. As in “had to take the past two days off work not great”. I made it into work yesterday then got sent home after scaring my boss… I only made it as far as the front door this morning.

I’ve actually made the decision to come OFF the antibiotics a few days early (*sharp intake of breath* I know, I’m related to doctors, I’m aware this is simply not done) because to be honest? The whole sore throat actually left me with rather a sexy/hoarse/bluesy voice which isn’t all that bad when you think about it. Plus we’re moving office on Friday, I really can’t miss more work.

Yes Phil, I know I should be taking it easy, but 😛 I’m not overstating my importance on this one. Much though spending the rest of the week reclining on the sofa appeals to me, I am needed in the office.

So in an attempt to get my entrails working like they’re supposed to as quickly as possible, I’ve decided that I need me some of those friendly bacteria. It still feels far too much like alternative medicine for my tastes but, I did grow up in the New Age capital of the UK, so I can live with that.

Come to Cassy little friendly bacteria… I’m not gonna hurt you…

15 thoughts on “Yakult

  1. that’s just Yakult propoganda because they want to enslave them. Liberate the friendly bacteria!

  2. But… but… but you’re the one who went to the supermarket and got the friendly bacteria for me!
    That makes you my accomplice.

  3. I have to say I’m still on the fence about it – fake lemon cheesecake wasn’t quite so appetizing this morning!

    And welcome to Bright Meadow estarla 🙂

  4. I know I’m an accomplice. I have a lot of guilt about that. But if there’s one thing I know as an historian it’s that you can’t change the past,only learn from it. *nods sagely*

  5. They do taste a bit ick, but they help, and your tummy won’t kill the beasties- that is what the broad spectrum antibiotics did (but you really should have finished them, naughty Cas!) and why you felt so poorly.

    You avoiding dairy like I told you?

    Neko (in mean big sister mode)

  6. Yeah, but while her bugs are growing back she won’t digest lactose as well, making the poorly tummy even worse!

    She can have herbal tea- peppermint is good for stomachs as is chammomile…

  7. Peppermint tea? Are you trying to kill me?!

    I’m avoiding dairy in all bar my tea. Not that I ever have much dairy. I doubt that a splash of milk in a cuppa in the morning and maybe a second cuppa later on in the day are going to cause my stomach too many problems.

  8. And even if two cups of tea a day ARE going to cause problems, as Moose indicated with her shock – no cups of tea is an even worse prospect for all concerned!

  9. no tea = non-functioning Cas

    I’ve had an entire conversation with her pre-morning cuppa that she later had absolutely no memory of. And she started the conversation! 😀

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