The Misadventures of Ada: ICD-10 Cartoon, "Wild Foraging" T62.1X1A

The Misadventures of Ada: ICD-10 Cartoon, "Wild Foraging" T62.1X1A

Posted by Healthicity
Nov 23, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Picking up her new book, “Wild Foraging,” Ada heads out into the forest near her home in search of some delicious Chokeberries for a pie recipe she’s just dying to make for her friends and family. She’s elated when she spots a bush and, after snacking on a few dozen, picks heaps for her pie.

At home, she washes the berries and puts them in the crust she prepared the day before while her friends cook sweet potatoes and gravy, among other dishes, for their annual Gratitude Feast.

She started the annual feast because Ada loved to gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving every year. Then she read an article on the importance of gratitude and how it improves relationships, mental health, physical health, and even helps folks sleep better. Thanksgiving was already about being grateful, so why not take it up a notch and make it an all-day gratefulpalooza? So every year, they added another activity to the day–writing letters of gratitude to others, writing down things they’re grateful for to add to their grateful jar, and telling each other something they were grateful for at the dinner table.

Over the years, it’s become a total smash, and cooking for it with her closest friends is part of the day she’s thankful for. This year, she’s super excited about her Chokeberry pie. So when the pie finishes in the oven, and it’s a nice golden color, she feels so proud. It’s about then that everyone can tell that she’s becoming pale. And tingly. Why is her throat so itchy?

“Are you okay?” Her friend asks, concerned. She nods that she’s just fine, in between hacking like she has a log stuck in her throat. “AAAACK.” Then her breathing gets a little heavy, the room goes black, and she crumples to the floor like a bag of potatoes.

“Hello, 911?” One of her guests says into his phone, panicked, “I think my friend might have eaten some poisonous berries.” Oh, Ada.

Here at Healthicity, we are grateful for Ada and all of you! Happy holidays!

Ada - WIld Foraging low res

 

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