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I am terrible at teh maths. (dramatic whining ahead) [edited because GAH]

(additional edit below)

In my prep instructions, I was told I’d have to mix 8.3 ounces of what we’ll call ‘pipe cleaner’ with one gallon of Gatorade, and drink 8 oz. every 15 minutes.  I thought I was going to have to drink 64 ounces of fluid over 2 hours.

I picked up a large bottle of Gatorade off the shelf and actually had a moment where, looking at it, I believed that 2 quarts was a gallon.  All of my elementary school conversion?  GONE.

So Forrest pulls out his phone to prove to me that there are 4 quarts (at 32 ounces each) in a gallon.

I’m still sitting there stubbornly saying, “No.  No.  No.  I have to drink 64 ounces over 2 hours.  8 ounces every 15 minutes.  64 ounces.  One gallon.  64 ounces,” even though my brain was going, “Oh, honey, no…”

Forrest very shortly confirmed for me that I will, in fact, be drinking 128 ounces.  Over 4 hours.

8 ounces every 15 minutes.  And I can’t take any of my medications, because they’re just going to be flushed right back out (though I’m taking my anti-fungal, because the recommended sports drink has a ton of sugar in it, and I’m not getting thrush from this stupid situation).

My second “dose” is in 4 minutes.

If you don’t hear from me by Wednesday night…Thursday at the latest…in lieu of flowers, I ask that you please consider donating to the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance.  Or Kilted to Kick Cancer.  Either/or.

/dramatic whining.

[[ETA:  I was right in the first place..."64 ounces" was in my head for a reason, and it's on the prep sheet that way.  However, I've already divided the 'pipe cleaner' between two bottles, thus, I still have to drink them over 4 hours.  FML.]]

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