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06:35 pm: The Stomach CT
"I wish you the best." That's what the CT tech said as he helped me off the table. Doesn't that sound a little ominous? I suppose he could have seen the Pink Sheet that has my diagnoses and meds. And any medical professional would know my moonface means big-deal drugs. But it just seemed unusual.

After, I went and had dinner at the Anita's in Vienna, even though it probably added an hour to my trip home without counting eating. I usually go to the one in Burke twice a year when I see my nephrologist at Kaiser Burke and I couldn't walk well enough to go last time. I'm moving very carefully here at home now, but I was up to going earlier. They have "New Mexican-Style Mexican Food" and pretty much anything with chilis in it is wonderful.

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From:kaffyr
Date:June 5th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
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pretty much anything with chilis in it is wonderful.

You see, there's another reason I like you!

As for the what the CT tech said, I'd like to think that he may have been a really nice man, who recognized a really nice person and just wanted to wish her the best.
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 5th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I do like chilis -- I can eat hotter things than anybody I know -- but Anita's really does them well.

It could be he was just a nice man. I'll email the doctor next week to see what the results were.
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From:kaffyr
Date:June 6th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
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I remember being upset, in my long-distant youth, with eating radishes or my Nana's lamb curry. I thought they were painfully hot - although in retrospect I can see neither were hot at all. And then I moved out on my own, grew up, and started developing a taste for heat. By the time I'd been in Chicago a few weeks, I was learning to love hot with a great passion.
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 6th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
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I grew up in the Ring of Fire where hot food, although not always chilis, was normal. But I could eat hotter stuff than the rest of my family. I still take Chinese mustard straight.
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From:kaffyr
Date:June 7th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
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Where, in the Ring of Fire?
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 7th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
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In the US: Alaska & Washington; in the Pacific: Guam, Hawaii, Japan, and a short time in the Philippines.
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From:kaffyr
Date:June 8th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
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Now you've made me hungry for hot things - and at 1:10 a.m.! I'll wait ....
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From:agent_mimi
Date:June 5th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
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The lady who did my ultrasound at the ob/gyn office last year left the room right after saying, "Well... it doesn't look TOO bad." It turned out not to be bad at all. I think some people just don't realize how they sound.
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 5th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Ack! Well, I hope mine is that good, too!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 6th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
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Let's hope the technician was just being nice and you'll get good results.
As for being able to eat hotter stuff than just about anybody else ......... I think my husband holds that title - really. When I make omelettes, mine has herbs and parmesan, his is made with habanero peppers. I think he lost his tastebuds a long time ago.
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 6th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I can eat habaneros without anything else. The only time I have problems with hot things is when they overwhelm the actual taste of the food. Why bother with the food, then?
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