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Less than 48 hours and I'll be under the knife!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

That should scare me, right? I'm not...No one seems to understand why I'm not nervous or scared. *I* don't even understand why I'm not..lol I'm anxious to have it be here already and excited to start this new lifelong journey! And I'm THRILLED to be done with this awful liquid diet...lol I know I'll still be on liquids for a while, but with the change in my stomach and the adjustments of the diabetes, hormones, hunger, appetite, etc, will make it much more tolerable! At least that's what I've been told. Perhaps everyone has been lying to me all this time....lol

The liquid diet, actually, isn't absolutely horrid...I think I'm handling it ok. Only had 2 breakdowns over the last week. Generally, I'm able to satisfy hunger pains even with warm broth or something other than just water and I've gotten very creative creating my own..um..liquid substances...lol Boiling broccoli and cauliflower until mushy, then pureeing them and the water they boiled in into it's own soup, maybe adding a little chicken broth and it's pretty darn yummy and like 30 calories for 1 cup! So not bad at all!

I really hope to have the house fully clean before I go in for surgery so I can not worry about it for awhile. Things have not gone so smoothly..things keep interfering! I've gotten most done and actually have a closet floor again...lol Hopefully today I'll finish up the bedroom including washing the drapes, which need it so badly! The laundry is neverending! I'm going to start living a nude's life so I don't have as much laundry anymore... :P

Today will be a busy day, however, besides the cleaning...I have 2 picnics to go to. UGH! Why am I putting myself through this? Well, one is to see my uncle who is visiting from across the country and two is to visit friends I haven't seen in over a year! I'm planning on arriving at both picnics AFTER the main cooking/eating is done! lol I do really miss the social aspect of food right now...

Ok, enough dawdling...these curtains aren't going to wash themselves.
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PATTYR81 5/27/2013 12:19PM

    You will do terrific! Your cooking creativity will serve you well after surgery!

There are TONS of healthy options when we think outside of the box.

I had the same experience after surgery- my tastes changed, so I ended up donating what I stocked up on. Pre-surgery I loved Unjury chicken soup and all the Campbells fat free soups. After surgery, I couldn't stand to even look at them without my stomach rolling emoticon

I got a wand mixer (the kind you stick into the pot) and made my own soups YUM!

Happy Day!

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IM2READY 5/26/2013 8:04PM

    Also, our taste does change. I thought the unjury chicken broth was great, but now the thought of it turns my stomach. The chocolate unjury is still tolerable but different for me.

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IM2READY 5/26/2013 7:54PM

    Not to be a downer but I had my surgery last Monday, may 20th. This liquid stuff is the pits. I am not hungry but I miss eating. I look forward to chewing my chewable vitamin each day. Certain foods are smelling good to me but I am not hungry. My second day in the hospital I was very nauseas so I am very careful because I don't want that feeling again. I see my surgeon on Thursday and am so hoping I can move up to the next stage. Good luck to you! You will be inmy thoughts!

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BARCLE 5/26/2013 7:12PM

    All the very best for your upcoming op emoticon

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CORTNEY-LEE 5/26/2013 2:13PM

    Best of luck my friend!

Heres to a speedy and quick recovery!
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JOANNHUNT 5/26/2013 12:34PM

    GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE EVERYTHING GOES WELL.

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LOVINGAFRICA 5/26/2013 12:22PM

    I am so excited for you. Good luck with those picnics, and all the cleaning. Remember to make extra batches of soup and freeze it for when you are tired or pressed for time.
Will be thinking about you.


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JUNEAU2010 5/26/2013 12:17PM

    I hope you heal quickly and completely!

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