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I think I ruined my soup -- and chicken

August 2nd, 2013 at 09:34 am

Last night I pulled out the pot of soup I had made (chicken broth, celery, onion and carrots) and added pieces of a raw chicken breast. I set it on the burner and turned the gas on low. Then I forgot about it.

About three hours later, I discovered the soup sitting on the burner, unchanged, because the burner I had turned on was the one behind it.

In a rescue attempt, I heated it up for about an hour and put it back in the fridge. This morning I started to heat it again, but I don't like the smell or the way it looks. I think it's all a goner. I'll have to throw it out.

As much as I hate to waste food, I hate to risk my health.

In a completely unrelated event, I was unable to sleep last night -- I figure I got maybe a couple of hours the whole night. The main problem was my cough. It simply won't go away. I have phlegm in my chest that has taken up permanent residence. Either that, or everything I cough up is replaced immediately. I've been sick more than a month now and I'm feeling totally drained. I called in sick at work this morning, because I couldn't imagine putting in a full day feeling this tired and woozy. Unfortunately I was supposed to finish packing up my office today for the move, but I'll have to do it on Monday.

I will try to go to the doctor tomorrow. Frankly, today I am feeling too bad to even leave the house.

So, my goals today: I will throw out the soup, take out the garbage, and try to get some more rest.

2 Responses to “I think I ruined my soup -- and chicken”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Rest is often the best thing! Hope you feel better soon.

  2. snafu Says:

    I hope you're feeling better. I recall your request for meds immediately prior to flying to Fl. and wondered if flying would make you feel even worse. Do you recall how long this has been lingering? I have a vague recollection of about mid June. What tests did Dr. run? What were the results?

    copied from Healthline.com....'Phlegm Treatment by Doctors

    If you are suffering from persistent coughing that expels phlegm, you should consult your doctor. An expert medical practitioner will perform a thorough physical check-up. Normally, medical tests like blood and sputum examinations, ECG, CT scan and chest X-rays are conducted to diagnose the ailment behind the cough. Curing phlegm accumulation is done by curing the disease causing it. Once the phlegm inducing disease is controlled, the mucus in the air passage is also reduced automatically.

    Coughing up phlegm is common. But it can lead to serious complications if not treated in time. If the person suffers from severe ailments like a lung infection or cystic fibrosis, early treatment can help diagnose and cure the problem. Even phlegm accumulation due to common cold can cause chest congestion which can be harmful in very young children. So it is necessary to treat a patient coughing out phlegm as early as possible. You never know what may be causing the problem.
    References:
    http://www.healthline.com/symptomsearch?addterm=Coughing%20Up%20Phlegm

    Sending wishes for best treatment and speedy results

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