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!