It’s a terrible thing. If you don’t know what it is be grateful. It’s about the only side effect that makes me question whether the gastric bypass was worth it. Happily it doesn’t last long. It basically makes you feel like you have a fever, you get shaky and weak and you just feel horrid everywhere. Like you are sick, in fact. In the first several years after the bypass I had it daily. I was not a good girl about certain foods, so sometimes I brought it on knowingly, but often, like today, it happened inadvertently.
I licked the extra brown rice syrup off the spoon I used to put it in the recipe. I didn’t even think about it. I just didn’t want to put the sticky spoon on the counter and I couldn’t take my eye off the pan on the stove, so I just did it. And then as I stirred my pot, I began to feel like crap. I was so distracted with my recipe that I still never thought about why. As I was getting into the crucial stage of recipe I was shaking and weak and hot and I just couldn’t do it anymore. So I finally set everything down and curled up on my bed wondering if I was getting the flu.
It took me 5 minutes before I finally realized what it was. I haven’t had it in so long I didn’t even recognize it. I thought I was sick. As I type this my hands are still trembling even though the worst horrible sickness is gone. It wasn’t that much sugar thankfully.
My recipe is ruined because in a moment of thoughtlessness I licked a spoon to avoid having to scrub a counter for a few seconds. Beware the small moments in life – they are the ones that kill you. Or your recipe.