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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I got amoebas. Treatment with nasty anti-biotic for a week. No time to cook or bake because I'm working 7 days a week, 16 hours a day. Been like that for a month and will be for the next month.

All of a sudden, food means nothing to me. I decided to give myself a treat of any food I'd like and I couldn't think of a single thing. I have begun to wonder if this is why McDonalds gets popular. The food I'd like is food I'd cook myself and without that "home cooking" it just doesn't seem worth it.

Thanks for listening.
post #2 of 10
Man, that sucks. I don't know what to tell you other than I hope it comes back.
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post #3 of 10
I think that happens eventually with about anything there is in life. I used to love rock'n'roll, then I got tired of it and turned to acoustic blues. Got really into it, and then, snap! It just got boring. Still like to cook, but its more like something I do on Sunday in big batches so the wife and I can take little enjoyable meals to microwave at work for lunch.

Used to like to fix up my house, but the expense and the fact that a $75,000 kitchen remodel hardly looks like it 15 years later.

Same with the $15000 bathroom remodel. It's almost as bad as it was 20 years ago before I remodeled it, except for the hole in the floor isn't there anymore!

Used to love watching my C-band satellite dish. But when it got messed up in a tornado in 1998, I never bothered to fix it. Just sits there in my back yard on a 1' diameter 18' high steel pole. All ten feet of the white fiberglass dish.

Can't get good C-band dish equipment much anymore, and the subscriptions for scrambled channels have gone through the roof!

Which is another thing. I need to fix the roof, but its scary up there! I remember when I re-roofed it in 1982, I was walkin' around up there like a cat or squirrel. Now I hung the apex of the roof and can hardly get back down off it!

But something always seems to turn up. And sometimes interests renew.

Like the seasons, or the rising of the sun and the setting of the moon, or the sinusoidal mathematics of merely breathing, everything cycles.

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post #4 of 10
Free Rider.....
been there.
Consider treating yourself to a personal chef....even just short term to fill the fridge so you can maintain some simblence of health.
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post #5 of 10
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I've lost 15 pounds in about three months (more than 10 percent of my weight)... the amoeba came from dirty food and weight loss is its effect. I do need to get my health back and I suspect that's part of the trouble.

It's not that the activity has become boring. I still like the idea of cooking but haven't had time. The problem is that EATING has become unattractive. I simply don't feel like eating anything, not even my favorite stuff.

Shroomgirl, I wouldn't know how to find a personal chef. ??????? That may be an idea though, especially as that I'm not the only one at my workplace that doesn't have time to cook. The others, however, are keen on eating.
post #6 of 10
Free Rider,

Sounds like mild depression (not enjoying the things that used to make you happy)and it's no surprise considering the hours you are working and and the drugs you are taking. That's good news actually, because it's not permanent and it has nothing to do with you. Try going on a crazy strict health diet for a few days; you'll do your body good and believe me, you'll enjoy real food after that!

Chin up, and good recovery.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Things may be improving. Someone mentioned baked brie with fresh fruit and a glass of Aussie shiraz. That almost sounds appetizing.
post #8 of 10
Sorry to hear FreeRider,

Not many amoebas can infect people but they are all nasty.

I'm no doctor so take my advice accordingly...

You probably feel like a truck runs over you every hour. Try to get time off if possible to be able to sleep many hours. You won't recover too quickly with that schedule even with the meds.
When fighting infections on a large scale our tongue doesn't taste properly even our noses doesn't smell either. That's why you lost your food urges. Like Anneke also mentioned, your hours and tiredness is giving you signs of depression.
Rest, plenty of liquids and good colourful foods will help you through this. Go for really tasty fruits (even frozen) and let them sit on your tongue to wake up your taste buds again. An ancient remedy is to leave cut apples on a night table when you sleep to entice appetite in the morning. Avoid milk products for now except live yoghurt.

Good luck FR... keep us posted, please.
Luc H
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post #9 of 10
Good advice from Luc and all others.
Remember that sometimes the side effects from heavy duty antibiotics can affect the stomach, desire for food and sense of taste and take a while to wear off, even after the course of meds is done. I learned that after a nasty post-partum infection.
Take it as easy as you can. Drink tasty fluids (cranberry juice helped me a lot) and do the fruit pieces on the tongue as Luc suggested.
Hope you feel better soon.

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post #10 of 10
where are you in the USA? There are options.....even advertising for someone to come into your home and fill the fridge and freezer.
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