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Missed my evening walk, but ventured out & ate with a spoon!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Well, I was going to walk this evening once it cooled down, but I didn't make it. Since my surgery, if it is warm out, it actually makes my jaw hurt. Hope that ceases soon, as we are beach bound again at the end of the month!

I have ventured out a little yesterday and today, despite looking like someone sandwiched my face between a couple of bricks! My 15yo drove me to the dr yesterday morning. He said things look good and they didn't have any concerns about dehydration or anything (despite my "refusal" to drink sodas or Boost-type drinks) I am down about 10-12 pounds since the day of surgery. After my appointment, dd and I went to Sam's to get some frozen fruits and some other things we needed. Of course, we ran into a former co-worker of mine. Today, I took dd to her friend's house, stayed and talked with them for a while, then stopped by dh's restaurant to see him and get 10yo dd and 18yo ds something for lunch.

I have gotten so tired of drinking everything! I'm kind-of smoothied out! For dinner tonight, I decided to try something a little different. The soup I drank with a straw last week didn't do much for me, so I decided to blend another of my soups and try it with a spoon instead. I'd already eaten the smooth parts of some potato salad dd had for dinner, so I knew I could do it. I have a very thin spoon left from an old cheap set we used to have, and I found if I turned it bowl-side down and sort of scraped it with my lip, I could eat off the back of it. I heated up the bean and veggie soup, blended it, then ate it v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y with the spoon. It wasn't pretty, I'm sure, but I felt like I'd actually eaten! Looking for more things I can eat this way to increase my veggie intake and to just feel like I am actually eating (still has to be real food, though! No artificial puddings or anything like that!)
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    You're making great progress in tough circumstances. emoticon
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    Keep healing! You're doing great!
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    It is amazing that you are practicing such will power in these trying times of recovery. You are a leader and a great motivator. Thanks.
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