Sick

Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:18 pm
liv: oil painting of seated nude with her back to the viewer (body)
[personal profile] liv
I am really not at all well. Tuesday night I hoped I was just overtired, Wednesday morning I tried to go into class which turned out to be a mistake. [personal profile] hatam_soferet has been completely wonderful and amazing about looking after me, she brought me home from the city and put me into a bath and gave me tea and food and sent me to bed. Today I feel somewhat better but definitely not well, so I'm taking it easy. My fever dreams are all full of attempting to interpret Jewish texts about esoteric issues...

Does anyone have any suggestions of something I can eat which is easy to prepare, easy to swallow, bland and contains plenty of calories? Not eating will totally make me worse but I am finding it really hard to face the thought of preparing or consuming food. Also don't have the brain for serious discussions, but I will try to get back to those when I am feeling better.

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Date: 2009-07-23 01:49 pm (UTC)
kass: white cat; "kass" (Default)
From: [personal profile] kass
When I am feeling unwell I am a big fan of oatmeal. I make the Quaker kind (the "regular," not the "one-minute" -- they still don't take very long at all) on the stovetop, with a bit of milk added. I dice up an apple and throw that in, and some raisins, and maybe a pinch of cinnamon, and then top the whole thing with a spoonful of brown sugar to sweeten at the end. It's good carbohydrate, the apple and raisins provide a bit of sugar (plus nice Shir ha-Shirim resonance) and it's warm and comforting and easy.

Feel better soon!

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Date: 2009-07-23 01:59 pm (UTC)
lavendersparkle: Jewish rat (Default)
From: [personal profile] lavendersparkle
You can also make porridge in the microwave:
Put oats in bowl
Add milk
Microwave for 2.3 minutes
Stir
Microwave for 2 minutes
Stir, allow to cool, add sugar or salt and eat.

Couscous is also good for your kinds of requirements. Put couscous in a bowl. Pour bowling water over it, add a little stock powder if you like and a splash of olive oil. Put a plate over it and leave it to stand for 5-10 minutes then fluff up the couscous and eat.

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Date: 2009-07-23 05:22 pm (UTC)
hatam_soferet: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hatam_soferet
That would work if I had a microwave :( but I concur with the couscous plan.

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Date: 2009-07-23 02:01 pm (UTC)
lavendersparkle: Jewish rat (Default)
From: [personal profile] lavendersparkle
There's also mashed potato, but that might involve too much work if you have to peel them.

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Date: 2009-07-23 02:27 pm (UTC)
emperor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] emperor
Bananas. Soup.

Get well soon!

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Date: 2009-07-23 02:29 pm (UTC)
zarhooie: Girl on a blueberry bramble looking happy. Text: Kat (Default)
From: [personal profile] zarhooie
Toast and chicken soup.

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Date: 2009-07-23 02:40 pm (UTC)
lethargic_man: (serious)
From: [personal profile] lethargic_man
I am really not at all well.

I'm sorry to hear that; get well soon.

Does anyone have any suggestions of something I can eat which is easy to prepare, easy to swallow, bland and contains plenty of calories?

Packet soup, with bread?

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Date: 2009-07-23 03:54 pm (UTC)
rochvelleth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rochvelleth
I'm sorry to hear that - hope you're feeling better soon.

I find melty cheese can be soothing - cheese on toast, for instance. Warm, gooey and easy to swallow.

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Date: 2009-07-23 04:07 pm (UTC)
kerrypolka: Contemporary Lois Lane with cellphone (jew food)
From: [personal profile] kerrypolka
I always like Saltines and chicken soup/broth when I'm feeling very ill.

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Date: 2009-07-23 05:24 pm (UTC)
hatam_soferet: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hatam_soferet
You poor love. I'll come home after tanakh - mishmar is just niggunim, and bikkur holim wins over niggunim - so I'll be home by 6.30 or so hopefully and will make you some soup or other supper.

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Date: 2009-07-23 05:31 pm (UTC)
beckyzoole: Photo of me, in typical Facebook style (Default)
From: [personal profile] beckyzoole
Potatoes, couscous, oatmeal -- all these are excellent suggestions. My favorite along those lines is rice, made with chicken broth instead of water.

If you're not up to cooking anything, is there yogurt in the house? Applesauce, or bananas? Or some bland cold cereal, such as Rice Crispies, or Cheerios?

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Date: 2009-07-23 07:00 pm (UTC)
403: Listen to the song of the paper cranes... (Cranesong)
From: [personal profile] 403
I'm going to go with everyone else who's recommending oatmeal. Boil water (got an electric kettle? They're good for stuff like this...), pour into a bowl of dry rolled oats, and cover with a plate for 5min. Stir in some combination of cinnammon, brown sugar, and/or butter, to taste.

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Date: 2009-07-24 12:01 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Bland yet nutritious...hmm, I don't eat bland foods. But mashed bananas with yoghurt are healthy yet easy to eat, for example?

*hugs*

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Date: 2009-07-24 01:05 am (UTC)
forestofglory: E. H. Shepard drawing of Christopher Robin reading a book to Pooh (Default)
From: [personal profile] forestofglory
I hope you feel better soon.

I recommend milkshakes, if you have access to a blender. (if not you could just have ice cream) Why yes I do love butter fat.

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Date: 2009-07-24 01:18 am (UTC)
forestofglory: E. H. Shepard drawing of Christopher Robin reading a book to Pooh (Default)
From: [personal profile] forestofglory
I hope you feel better soon.

I recommend milkshakes, if you have access to a blender. (if not you could just have ice cream) Why yes I do love butter fat.

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Date: 2009-07-24 10:23 am (UTC)
pseudomonas: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pseudomonas
icecream? yoghurt vel sim.?

hope you feel better soon.

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Date: 2009-07-25 08:02 pm (UTC)
aphenine: Teresa and Claire (Default)
From: [personal profile] aphenine
Chicken soup is a definite illness thing to eat. Warmed from a can or made fresh, nothing beats it.

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Date: 2009-07-30 12:45 pm (UTC)
syllopsium: Carwash, from Willo the Wisp (Default)
From: [personal profile] syllopsium
Poor you :(. Just catching up on your posts - I thought you'd been quiet but keep forgetting to check dreamwidth.

Soup is always very good. Mashed potato. Ice cream. Tofu. Sardines. Houmous. For a nice lunch combine sardines in tomato, couscous, and sundried tomato houmous.

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