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My name is Mindy and I am a wife and mother of 2 boys, Ages 20 and 12. I recently started on the path of becoming a nurse something i have wanted to do since i was 11 !

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Water Intake Post Op

Since surgery water intake has been a problem for me . Water tastes nasty by itself. It was a known issue to Gastric Sleeve patients and something i was warned of . So for  the first few months I barely drank any water . I was at Home Depot one day and came across this plant 

 Its a chocolate mint plant. At first I got it because it smelled so good and I was going to use it in my living room as a natural air freshener. Then as I sat and looked at a bowl of lemons on my counter I thought humm I bet that might taste good in water with the lemons. So I dropped both of them in my glass of water and Its so good and so freshening !  
The good news is now my 11 yr old son wants to drink it all the time. A friend found a link on pinterest to infused water, which I was doing . but the link had the water in mason jars, which I have a ton of ! 
So now .. ready made water ! 

I want to get an infusion pitcher but this will do for now ! 


  1. Ohhhh! I need to find me one of those plants!!

  2. It was with the herbs at Home depot and It was less than $3. I actually need to go get another couple of them , the one I have cant keep up since i use a couple leaves a day . They had sweet mint, which I will get next and apple mint, which I did not like .
    But I will get several more I think !