Sunday, October 10, 2010

Birthday Weekend

Well, I made it through my birthday weekend.  No cake, but I did have frozen yogurt yesterday and it was WONDERFUL.  My DH took me out for dinner last night.  I had 1/2 small crab cake and a bowl of lobster bisque.  I am not suppose to be eating anything other than pureed foods for 2 weeks which means I have about 7 days left but I just couldn't resist some crab cake and I made sure to chew, chew, chew.  So far I have not had any instances of nausea or needed to throw up so I think my recovery is on track.  I guess I am wondering what everyone else had to do post-op as far as diet?  My doctor recommends 2 weeks of pureed foods followed by 2 weeks of "soft" food including things like ground meats, tuna and chicken packed in water, melon, etc.  Basically any thing that could be mashed with a fork.  The other doctor I met with had a much shorter recovery diet plan and said it was based on each individuals reactions to food.  I am just getting super bored with pureed food and I have started to get my appetite back so, consequently, I feel hungrier more frequently.  I know that pureed foods will not keep me satisfied as long as more solid food but I don't want to do anything at all that might jeopardize my band placement or health.  I'd love to hear what others have experienced.

This week is going to be insane.  I have to run a ton of errands before I start my new job on the 18th.  I've been unemployed since I got laid off last February (except for a stint from May-August when I worked a contract job).  It's been a long haul and I can't believe I am finally going back to work.  I also can't believe that I only have a week to get it together.  All this down time, you'd think I'd have it more together.

So friends, it is off I go to bed to try to get a decent night's sleep before the week of crazy.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Christine said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad that you had a good time, and it sounds like you did great following doctor's orders (mushy foods, yogurt, etc). Good choices! Keep it up!

Maybe This Time said...

ok-true confessions....i am only 6 days out...and i am eating "real" choice. i take small nibbles, eat tiny portions, and chew it to death. so far no bad reactions-and i am losing weight. but I am DONE drinking meals! happy bday btw!!!

Read said...

Happy birthday!! I believe I had to eat one week of clear liquids followed by one week of full liquids like milk or cream soups. Then a week of soft foods including cheese and then a week of pureed foods. I could have that wrong, but I'm not that far off. And when I got to pureed foods I was fine because I'd just make chicken salad or tuna salad and stick it in the food processor and mush it within an inch of it's life. It tasted like "real" food and that was more than half the battle for me. Good luck and it sounds like you're doing great!