R is now walking 2 miles! He says he’s been doing that since day 3 and I didn’t even know. We’re both pretty much back to normal except for the fact that we tire very easily.
We will laze about today but the food images will not leave me alone. I want to BITE into something. Anything! I spend significant portions of time thinking about food, recipes, pinning, thinking of what I will cook when I can. And I realize it’s really, really, good to have this time when I cannot, in fact, eat anything.
All of us who complain about the liquid diet afterwards, it’s our “break up with food” time. As with any breakup, you miss the loser, you love/hate him, but you’re so glad you did it. Why did I think this would be any different? It’s not. Note this. It’s not any different than a breakup with a person you loved.
We got all our liquids in, we got all the protein in, but we’ve gotten creative about recipes. We make unjury chicken with Ramen flavoring, with taco seasoning, and today, R makes his perfect spicy tortilla soup and we eat just the broth. It has adobo chilies in it and we love it! We’re not having any trouble with spice which is a relief to us.
R is struggling with a popsicle addiction. They’re calling him. As soon we can do soups tomorrow, I will talk to him about throwing them out and getting his carbs via pureed veggies. We don’t need to be back on sugar.
Someone said they cheated on their pre-op and I wrote a very harsh post back saying if you can’t stay on your diet pre-op, how do you think you will do it post-op when cheating could mean death? We’re all so focused on getting through the pre-op that we don’t realize post-op liquid is even LONGER for some of us. Make no mistake about it, the post-op diet is harder.
You can’t eat. You can’t drink except in sips. It’s weeks until you will feel normal. It’s much harder. Buckle up.