Terese thinks that Lemon Heads are a disgusting breakfast item. And she's right.
Problem: My mouth is even more dry than it has been recently, and when I wake up during the night to take a pain pill, a couple swigs of water just isn't enough to cut through the dry sticky morning mouth.
Julia solution: I chew on a lemon candy or two, and presto! Lemon Heads with their zingy tartness creates enough saliva for me to take a pain pill without it sticking anywhere it shouldn't on it's way to my stomach. I swish my mouth with extra water, fluff up my pillow, remind Lulu that all three of us need to share the covers, and go back to sleep for a few hours.
Brilliant, I thought. And tried patting myself on the back. .::ouch::.
The thing is, I know that coating my mouth and teeth with sugar and then falling back to sleep could be real problematic dental-health wise. I tried using some sugar-free candy instead, and found out rather quickly that sugar free candies -- especially ones with sorbitol -- only compound my problems since they seem to cause diarrhea.
I'm not moving terribly fast these days and running to the bathroom isn't my strong suit.
I think I'll send John on a quest to find some lemon or citrus sugar free AND sorbitol free candy.
Anyone have other ideas?