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It's okay; they're *medicinal* potato chips

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I was having a tough time pulling back out of the body crisis of Saturday's ride, and then a friend with LOTS of riding experience insisted that I eat potato chips: lots of salt and potassium.

And by gum if it didn't help LOADS. Potato chips. Who knew they could be health food?!

I will be reserving this little health tip only for specific times, like right before Pedal to the Point and right after. But it's nice to have one more item in the old arsenal.

In the meantime, my daughter is now flattened with an abscessed tonsil. We had to take her to Urgent Care this afternoon, and they want her to go and get it lanced and then see about having her tonsils out. She wants NOTHING to do with this plan.

When they're in their late 20s, you can't just bundle them into the car and carry them into the hospital anymore.

They gave her antibiotics, and I hope that does the job. She has a wedding to go to in Florida in two weeks, so tonsils out right now are a no--she is maid of honor, after all!

So, way too much health stuff going on here. Hoping for a boring rest of July, healthwise!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OPTIMIST1948 7/11/2013 8:18PM

    Your title made me laugh. alot. Thank you!

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NANHBH 7/11/2013 8:51AM


Thanks for the medicinal potato chip tip! I think I could have used that knowledge after my first triathlon this year. I got the shakes so bad, I just didn't feel well that whole day. Like Sheila, I think I'll have to add that to my first aid kit!
I hope your daughter does consider having her tonsils out. I had mine out when I was 21 -- and it improved my health tremendously.

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STRONGDAWG 7/10/2013 6:54PM

    I'm going to pretend I never saw that potato chip remedy. I don't need any more rationalizations to help convince me to eat chips.

Honestly, you family has had enough illness and medical problems for the year. This is crazy. Here's hoping the antibiotics work.

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JANETRIS 7/10/2013 6:34PM

    Hope your daughter feels better quickly to enjoy the wedding! I may have to fill my medicine cabinet and stock up if you know what I mean!?!? emoticon

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UKMOM638 7/10/2013 5:42PM

    Wishing everyone a speedy recovery! emoticon emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 7/10/2013 3:29PM

    I hope things get better.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/10/2013 2:37PM

    I'm one of those wierd people that is actually supposed to be on a high salt diet to help prevent dehydration and low blood pressure. My doctor told me to eat Pringles! Got to love it!

It is a good tip to replenish sodium and potassium when feeling low on a bike ride. I always carry an "emergency" supply of foods when my husband and I got out on the tandem. My husband has a tendency to not drink or eat enough when riding, so I've learned my lesson with him.

I'm glad you found something that helped you out.

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DAWNSJOURNEY 7/10/2013 9:34AM

    Hope your daughter gets better by the wedding .. Medicinal chips.. :) girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.. I do know salt is important after a long ride on a hot day thoe.. be careful and ride on !!

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FLYER99 7/10/2013 9:20AM

    Wishing all the best for your daughter. Have a wonderful day!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/10/2013 9:08AM

    That's a tip I'm going to use!

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NATPLUMMER 7/10/2013 9:02AM


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JLITT62 7/10/2013 9:00AM

    Dark chocolate pretzels are one of my fav recovery foods after a hard run!

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LKWQUILTER 7/10/2013 7:00AM

    Praying for your daughter and that she gets better soon. I sure like the info about potato chips. I will have to tell my dh.

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TATTER3 7/10/2013 6:23AM

    Had my tonsils out in my 20's. It's an overnighter and the recovery is quick. Giterdone!!!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/10/2013 5:53AM

    Medicinal chips, who would have thought it? Good luck with the health issues.

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RASPBERRY56 7/10/2013 4:49AM

    May have to use that tactic to explain *chocolate*!


Hope all your family health issues clear up ASAP!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 7/10/2013 1:37AM

Medicinal tater chips! Gotta love it! I better go stock up my first aid kit!
I hope your daughter heals up quickly!

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VIPERSWEB 7/10/2013 12:28AM

    Hope you and your daughter (and rest of the family) remain healthy!

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KESTRYLL 7/10/2013 12:21AM

    Good luck!

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LATTELEE 7/10/2013 12:19AM

  Good luck

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