So I've made it this far!! I am now 14 days post-op and finally am feeling pretty much 100%. I am now able to sleep on my stomach again, thank goodness. At 14 days post-op I have lost a total of 15.5 lbs !!! I know once I start eating again things will slow down but for now I will love every second that it is coming off quickly :-)
Going into this I knew that there would be 5 days of clear liquids followed by 2 weeks of protein shakes. I thought it would be no big deal, I was using two shakes a dayas meal replacements prior to surgery anyway. Let me just say this has got to be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I am not physically hungry but what is called "head hunger" is out of control at times. I want to eat because that is what I am used to or because that is what everyone else in the room is doing. Peter brought home a left-over calzone the other night and the next day I told him I needed to get out of the house because I could hear it calling my name from the kitchen! I've gone so far as going over to the fridge and opening a container of sauce to smell it. While he was eating that left-over calzone I asked for a spoonful of sauce. You know its bad when you are willing to resort to drinking sauce just to give in to the head hunger.
Right now I have a wicked sore throat so luckily even the idea of eating something is not appealing or I'm sure this battle with head hunger would continue. I am looking forward to my appt with the dietician next monday and hoping they allow me to continue on to the mushy foods phase of this diet. Never have I looked forward to foods like cottage cheese & cannned tuna so much in my life :-)
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