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What I am Eating

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

One week follow up visit went well.

I am allowed to have soft foods now. I went and bought some deli meat ham and string cheese. I am still working on eating the first piece of each. I did have one wheat cracker. Yum! I have been wanting something crunchy. I just cannot eat more than 3 - 5 bites. I am listening to my pouch and stopping at the slightest hint of fullness.

Good thing I am drinking Unjury Strawberry Sorbet to get in all my protein. I like the Unjury Strawberry because it is not milky and 8 oz. has 21 protein! It tastes like a Crystal Light flavor. In fact they say to mix it with diet lemonade to have a strawberry lemonade. I am going to try that soon.

I have been setting a timer.

Take meds with applesauce

Wait for 30 minutes

Eat breakfast - 30 minutes

wait for 30 minutes

Drink 1 cup of liquid - over an hour period

and so forth until the day is done and I have 50 - 60g of protein and 48 oz of liquids.

Setting a timer helps me so much in reaching my goals.


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PATTYR81 10/23/2013 2:55PM

    You've got a great routine going!


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CORTNEY-LEE 10/23/2013 9:14AM

    sounds like you are doing fabulous! Keep up the awesome work!

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Surgery Went Well!

Friday, October 18, 2013

I went in for surgery on Tuesday at 11am and was released from the hospital on Wednesday at 1:30pm. I did everything they said. I walked, walked, walked and used the spirometer.

It was very hard to get food in on Thursday. I could only eat a couple of bites of scrambled egg mixed with cheese and lowfat mayo. Then around dinner I tried cottage cheese.

I did try popsicles and Ensure but they were way to sweet for me.

Thursday night I did have a emotional incident. I cried for about 15 minutes. Tired, hormonal, relieved. I told everyone I was not in pain but I just had to cry. After I settled down, I slept for 6 hours!

I woke up today feeling very good!

Today I had the scrambled egg again with some unflavored protein powder added. Only a couple of bites. Lunch time I at 1/2 cup of greek yogurt with protein powder added. I got the entire 1/2 cup down!

Crystal Light Peach tea is tasting really good also. I cm increasing my liquid intake.

I cannot believe I am not hungry! I know I am still swollen and a hunger sensation will come back eventually but it is such a great thing not thinking about eating and being hungry every second of the day!


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LOVINGAFRICA 10/20/2013 2:35AM

    I am so happy for you!
Soups! Good job on all that walking!

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LFROCILLO 10/19/2013 4:32PM

    If you get the chance, read my blog page about HIBERNATION SYNDROME.
R> I found this information very helpful. I just had my surgery on 9/26! Good Luck and keep up the great work! emoticon

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CORTNEY-LEE 10/19/2013 6:18AM

    am so glad to hear things went well for you!

The crying thing is totally normal. Your emotions will be a wreck for a while. It will go back to normal.

Best of luck!

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REAGANESQUE 10/19/2013 3:24AM

    Very glad everything went well....take it easy this week. Your body has a lot of healing to do! emoticon

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DELIA38961 10/18/2013 9:42PM

    glad everything went good hope you get to feeling even better

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GONNAMAKE3 10/18/2013 5:07PM

    Glad your surgery went well!

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Gastric Eve

Monday, October 14, 2013

So, it is finally here. Tomorrow at this time my surgery will be under way. I am making the best of this liquid diet. Unjury Chicken Soup has been a life saver! I am nervous, excited, annoyed, hungry, edgy, elated, and ready.

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PATTYR81 10/16/2013 10:35AM

    emoticon on taking this major step in your life.

While the path isn't all emoticon emoticon ,


Wishing you a speedy recovery! emoticon

I can't wait to read about your adventures~~

This is the beginning of your new life!


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WOMANWITHGRIT 10/16/2013 10:15AM

    wishing you a speedy recovery..... emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 10/16/2013 9:43AM

    Good luck! emoticon

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SMILINGEYES2 10/16/2013 6:53AM

    Best wishes for you during surgery. May you heal rapidly and recover amazingly quickly. Best wishes on this next leg of the journey to healthier living. Prayers.

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LOVINGAFRICA 10/15/2013 1:17PM

    Wishing you the very best, absolutely painless surgery!!

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REAGANESQUE 10/14/2013 9:58PM

    Good luck tomorrow!

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CORTNEY-LEE 10/14/2013 2:55PM

    The best advice I can give you is DO NOT under any circumstances watch The Big Bang Theory while in the hospital. It is painful to laugh! In fact, I would wait about a week... lol

Seriously, I wish you the best of luck. These next few months are going to be a roller coaster ride, but one you will be glad you got on.


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Last Supper

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Went for pre-op on Monday and found out that I am going to have to be on a 800 calorie diet until surgery. Last night I had my "last supper". Steak, potato, salad, yeast rolls, broccoli, chocolate silk pie. It was all delicious and I came away from the table with my bulging, tight as a tick, full tummy. I felt a sense of relief. This could possible be the last time I feel this way.

At the same moment I felt overwhelmed. I say I am ready to do this. I have been getting prepared, getting educated about all this for over 6 months now. I am feeling sad at the same I am breaking up with a dear companion who has helped me through many struggles but we both know that this was not meant to last and one of us would have to leave the other eventually.

So goodbyes were said and I am now sipping my water as I write this entry. The count down begins.

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CORTNEY-LEE 10/2/2013 3:03PM

    I remember my "Last Supper" - Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, gravy, bread pudding and peanut butter pie...

Yes, it is like "breaking up" as you put it but you have a lot better things ahead.

Everything is going to work out great for you! I can feel it!

Best of luck friend

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TRYINGHARD54 10/2/2013 6:03AM

    good luck.. :) I been thinking about doing this also.. but im scared.. please let me know how you make out... hugsssss

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