Halloween candy FAIL

I’m so angry with myself right now.

And so anxious.  (Because that’s stil my default response when things go wrong.)

I woke up at 5:30 this morning needing to go to the bathroom, and when I did, I discovered that (ouch!) I have a bladder infection.


I am sure, SURE, that this is due to the two big bowlfuls of Halloween candy in our house.  There’s no other reason for this to be happening now.

I haven’t had a bladder infection all of 2010!  I was doing so well!  (Long time blog readers will remember that I struggled with recurrent bladder infections in 2009.)  And now, Halloween has brought me down.

It’s enough to make a girl want to become a Sugar Nazi, I tell you.

Well, thankfully, I had some antibiotics left over from my frequent bladder infection days, so I took one of those.  It’s actually something a urologist prescribed me that I’ve never taken before, so we’ll see how this works.  I’m going to call my regular doctor as soon as the office opens and see if I can get a prescription over the phone for the other bladder-infection-specific antiobiotic that I took a year or so ago when I had my last one.  That antiobiotic worked really well and didn’t have any side effects.  This antibiotic that I took has “drowsiness” listed as a side effect, and I don’t want that, especially since I have to play single mom again this weekend.

But, now, a question for my blog readers:

What do I do with all the Halloween candy???

I apparently should not be eating it, my hubby doesn’t need it, and frankly, neither do my kids.

And, I don’t regret going trick-or-treating.  The girls had SUCH a fun time, and it was great to see many of our neighbors and to have a chance to hang out with our friends.

Yet, I feel like just throwing the candy away is wasting it, and my parents trained me to “never waste food!”

On the other hand, does high-fructose-corn-syrup-laden candy count as food?

And sadly, I know that once my bladder is feeling better, I will go back to wanting, craving more fun-size chocolate bars.  (However, I won’t be stupid enough to answer THAT call after this experience!)

For now, I’ll just drink another huge glass of water and go back to bed and try to get a little rest.  I’m too anxious to sleep (although blogging is helping me to calm down – or is the antibiotic already kicking in?), and pretty soon the copious amounts of water that I’ve been drinking will make its presence felt.

I guess I have to accept that, just like anxiety, I will continue to be prone to bladder infections, and will need to always be conscious of that in the back of my mind.  No large amounts of candy for me!  (Although I didn’t feel like I ate THAT much.  Yet, if I’m honest, I ate more candy than I allowed the kids to eat.  Which is probably good, because I’d sure hate for my girls to feel like I do.  Then I’d REALLY feel guilty!)

On to more healthful living – just in time for the holidays.  Ugh.


(It’s been an hour since I woke up, and it seems the antibiotic, whatever side effects it might have, is already making its presence felt in a good way in my bladder.  Thank God for modern medicine.  Of course, it’s our crazy modern lifestyle that makes modern medicine (at times) absolutely necessary!  Oh, well.  Life will be perfect in heaven.)


2 thoughts on “Halloween candy FAIL

  1. Thanks for the nod 😉
    My answer to the halloween candy conundrum (we don’t go trick-or-treating, but get our dose from the grandmas at Christmas) is to either give it away or save it for guests (which of course is passing on nasty stuff to others – but I rationalize it by assuming they would be eating that kind of thing anyway . . .)
    Perhaps in a month have Lyd take a treat for school? Or save it for Valentine’s day (if it doesn’t have halloween-specific wrapping, of course!) Safety in numbers – they can each get one or two, and it’s a special treat, instead of gorging on the whole bag in one sitting and suffering the consequences.

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