Monday, February 8, 2010

Another reason not to google medical stuff

When I was a teenager, I decided to become a vegetarian. My mom says I'm just another casualty of the Bambi generation. I say meat is just yucky. Yucky to think about and yucky tasting. I realize there are many who don't share my opinion and since I don't push my choice on them, I ask that they simply return the favor. It's a kind of don't ask-don't tell dietary policy. Ironically I married an avid fisherman who later took up the hobby of hunting. Suffice it to say that opposites attract. Anyhoo, I'm a devoted veg who occasionally dabbles in a vegan diet.

"The point?" you ask.

After my unfortunate kitchen accident, they applied a substance called Gelfoam to stop the bleeding. They noted that it would fall off on it's own after a few days. Here it is a week later and trust me when I tell you that despite my best efforts the stuff is still stuck like glue. So I did a bit of internet research (always a bad idea) and found this: "Gelfoam...is a water-insoluble, off-white, nonelastic, porous, pliable product prepared from purified pork Skin Gelatin USP granules..."

I am flipping mainlining pig parts. And it doesn't want to come off. Welcome to a vegetarian's worse nightmare.

2 comments:

Christie February 8, 2010 at 2:52 PM  

On the one hand, EWWWW. On the other, at least they are making an effort to use every part of the pig, eh?

S February 11, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

Eeesh! I know, it seems each time the kiddos are sick I make the mistake of doing a google search of their symptoms...never good. Here's hoping you are on the mend! --Stefanie S. (Ray's wife) www.whatsthebestthatcanhappen.blogspot.com

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