Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This day started sooo early. The alarm rousted me at 3 a.m.! Up and at 'em for knee surgery. Today was the day that would release me from the pain of a pesky bone spur that has been holding up my progress to some extent. We arrived at the hospital by five. Surgery began shortly after 7:30. While the doctor was in there, he took off several other spurs that looked like they had potential to break off. So today I am pretty sore, but I am anxious to get healed up and get on with bigger and better movements!
As I suspected, I didn't eat nearly the calories I normally would have because of surgery. But here is what I ate for those wanting to know. I didn't have breakfast, obviously, and for lunch I had a roasted turkey sandwich on white with sharp cheddar cheese, spinach and tomatoes. This is quickly becoming one of my favorites! I also had a cup of 0% Chobani Blood Orange yogurt. For supper I had 2 oz of ham steak, .5 cup of macaroni and cheese and .75 cup of lima beans. Lots of water. And I had 198 calories that I'd like to talk about.
Beware of EVERYTHING you put in your mouth! Due to the breathing tube they put in my throat for surgery, I was really sore. My throat is still sore today. So last night, as the pain was rough and I kept coughing stuff up, I kept eating Luden's cough drops. I had about 14 of them. (Yep, pretty much the whole box!) When I thought of it later, I looked up the calorie counts on it. 198 for 14 of them. Fortunately, I was way short on calories yesterday, so it didn't hurt anything, but be aware of things like that. They can certainly sneak up on you!
But yesterday was really good. I was happy to have the surgery behind me. I was pleased to hear that my son and his fiance got the house that they were wanting to buy. I'm starting to feel real peace come over me. I think that the healthier eating is really freeing my mind from a lot of stress.
I don't have a lot more to report, since I spent a lot of yesterday sleeping. More tomorrow, I suppose. Take care, spark friends!
This is my son, Nick and his beautiful bride to be, Kelsey. They are so excited about the home they are buying. I am excited for them!