I am thankful for ginger ale. When you are dry mouthed after surgery, there is nothing like ginger ale to take the edge off of that thirst and refresh your scratchy throat. I'm thankful that ginger ale is readily available too. Shasta it is. Every hospital seems to carry its own brand of ginger ale.
Sorry so short but I'm still a bit under the influence. Not of the Shasta, but all the other stuff.