I don’t know what it is exactly, but drinking coffee everyday does something to my gut that can induce relapse of my Crohn’s no problem. I’ve tested it out here and there, but every time I think I’ll get away with it my Crohn’s always seems to catch me in the act and subsequently seeks its revenge. And because, little does anyone know, that staying properly caffeinated is pretty much a requirement for medical school, I’ve been forced to seek alternative sources for my much-needed caffeine kicks in the morning, early afternoon, and evening. Luckily, I’ve found my new source to be Coke Zero.
For any of my former co-workers reading this, I’m sure they’re laughing their asses off. My old PI’s office would more than occassionally be littered with multiple cans of Coke Zero and the mini-fridge would be appropriately stocked to maintain his supply of the magical elixir. And currently I have to 12-packs in my apartment with another in the trunk of my car which will soon be transported to my locker at school. Yup, my name is Ted and I’m addicted to Coke Zero.
I’m craving the snap of the can and hiss of the carbonation just writing this.