I’m eleven days post op and things are going pretty well. My incisions are healing. I’m eating and drinking like I should be (Minus 3 days) and I’ve been taking my vitamins (minus 2 days).
Okay so it hasn’t been perfect, but it’s been easier than some have experienced.
Today my main complaint is eating. I went form months and months of being hungry most of the time to not wanting to eat most of the time. Right now I am shoving Dinty Moore Beef Stew down my throat. It’s not the best thing, but it’s got 10 grams of protein and is only 150 calories and the first meal like thing I’ve had in days.
I haven’t really started cooking yet. I really need to start, but I’ve been finding it hard to motivate myself. I love to cook, I absolutely do, but not in my current kitchen. I’m going to have to get over it though because cooking my own meals means I can control carbs, sugar and all the good stuff that can become bad stuff if you eat too much of it.
But like I mentioned, right now my main goal is to get myself to even eat.
The first few days was easy. I drank all I needed, got my protein down like a champ. I counted. I made sure. The weekend hit and I lost my scheduling and it all went to hell. I think I got a total of 50 ounces of liquids and 60 grams of protein for the weekend. That’s roughly what I should get in a day.
My minimums are 48 ounces of liquids and 65 ounces of protein.
And believe you me, that takes all fucking day.
I had the add the fucking because man oh man what used to be a quick intake of breath is a day long battle of reminding myself to eat and drink.
So here is the solution.
For that past nine months I’ve had a shake for breakfast and one for lunch. I brink it in a single 20 oz container and chug it at the appropriate times. I’m still bringing in the shake, but instead of doing it for lunch and breakfast, that 20 0z bottle is now my entire breakfast. So in one swoop, one hour long drawn out swoop, I get 20 ounces of liquid and 65 grams of protein!!!!!!!!
So technically I only have to get 28 ounces of liquids in for the rest of the day.
However, one shouldn’t live on protein shakes alone.
So, I’m eating lunch and dinner on top of the shakes. The extra protein won’t hurt me and in those 10 to 16 ounces I’ll get some of the other stuff the body needs, veggies, fruits, carbs, fats….yeah that’s my plan.
Cept…..it’s 1pm. I’ve been eating my stew for the last 35 minutes. I’m halfway through and hating every minute of it. My, my how the world turns.
I’ll get it down because that’s what the Doctor ordered. So that’s what I’m doing.
Well, I’m off to finish lunch and get back to work. Next time I’ll take about my waiter woes. Man those guys are pushy!!! NO!!!! I don’t want a drink with that!!!!!!