Friday, September 24, 2010

Liquid Hell

Liquid Hell Day 1: got mad then sad...crying jag...went to bed early...talked in my sleep all night (says hubby)

Liquid Hell Day 2:  hanging on to my sanity by my fingernails...wild-eyed and nervous...

Liquid Hell Day 3:  outwardly calm... barely keeping my crazy to myself... then walked through the door and ate a cup of pinto beans standing over the stove...and then wolfed down several slices of SPAM like a rabid dog.  Haven't eaten SPAM (wth?!?) since I was 8 years old...but I still figure my calories for the day are way under 1200...  or at least I am telling myself this...

Liquid Hell Day 4:  (head in hands...)  back on the wagon...Oh hell!!!

1 comment:

  1. I never understand the logic behind different doctors but I'm sure that they have their reasoning. My doctor asked that I go on a low calorie, high protein diet prior to surgery (and this was only supposed to be for 2 weeks) but said that it was recommended and not required since he knew that most patients had difficulty with it. He called it the prep period so that our bodies could adjust early to what they would be eating afterward.

    What I CAN tell you is that after the surgery, you're really not going to want much food because your body is going to be healing on the inside. So the liquid diet then (for me it was 10 days post-op before I was allowed to start integrating mushy food) will be much easier physically, but mentally you're going to want to chew on something. The way to help it at that point is to have popsicles. Even though they feel solid in the mouth, they're considered a liquid.

    One of the things that I did which also helped was I made protein drink popsicles. That way you get your "solid" mouth feel but your liquid diet AND your protein all at the same time.

    And it gets better, I promise.