Well, a little bit of an update for you. I thought this fluids only thing would be really tough, but really, I think I have done OK. Sure…..I think I am hungry and mentally I think I could chow down on a nice, big quarter pounder without a second thought! But it isn’t a physical hunger…..more a mental, “head hunger”. Very hard to describe actually. It is just the feel and the taste and the texture of something in my mouth that I am missing. I have dropped nearly 4kgs. I know this is not typical of how it is going to be in the future and things will slow down considerably once the liquids and mushies are over with. Still, it helps my resolve knowing I am losing some weight at this stage and mentally it has given me a big boost and the will to swill !
I had my first outing involving food on Friday. I went for lunch with my Mum and sister. I really, really enjoyed it. I always enjoy their company! Sure, I would have loved to have had what they were having but it was relatively easy to sit there and have the delicious pumpkin soup. I felt so full…..after half a bowl !!! I still can’t get over that! Anyhoo…..Mum put a comment about that lunch on one of my other posts……that post had absolutely nothing to do with what she put in her comment and I am still unsure what she was thinking! But, I have to remember that I am my mother’s daughter……….so, I have copied it onto here so you can see what her thoughts were about my first “food” outing………………
Nola, Karen and me went for lunch down town today – the first time out into the big wide world of public eating for Nola since the op.
I admit that I was worried – not on her behalf – on Karen and mine that we would be too damn guilty to eat anything! and we like our food.
And if Nola was going to sit there and look pathetic and pale and wan … well, you can imagine.
But! it was a pleasure for all concerned – Nola had a skinny chai to start with and so did Karen and me (I had a sav blanc as well – well I am more mature than them and also I need the extra oomph to keep up with them and their smoking plastic cards! I swear those two girls are the best impulse buyers I have ever seen – even better than me, and those cards were charred on the edges by the time the morning was finished.)
Nola had the pumkin soup – which was delicious – and was something that we might have ordered ourselves – we didn’t – we had something a bit more substantial but it didn’t faze Nola at all – she was happy with her soup etc.
Now comes the good part (apart from Nola enjoying herself of course) – Nola couldn’t eat all her soup so Karen and I finished it and we also shared the garlic bread that came with it. So you see there is silver lining to someone else’s cloud! … for someone else ….
So for any of you worried about going out to eat – even in the early stages after your op. don’t be – there seems to be plenty of things to choose, even at the straw stage – next time she is going to have a iced coffee with all the cream and icecream.
Of course she could have been laughing on the outside and crying on the inside … you weren’t … were you Nola? Ah come on …. noooo….
As you can see the two of them did it tough!!!! I am not really going to have an iced coffee……I just used that as an example of what I could have had if I had wanted to! As an example of the fact that even with a band, it still boils down to you to make the right decisions on what you pour down your throat!
I had a cup of cream of chicken soup for lunch today. It had chicken bits in it, so I sieved them through my teeth because I am roolllyyy classsieeee like that 🙂 It takes time and skill to sieve chicken bits off your soup with your teeth you know! It makes me slow down too. I think I am still gulping too much. Well, I sat the cup down on the decking next to me and guess who discovered there were some leftover chicken bits in that there cup!!?
And then the big lip lick when she finished……
Ahh, what can I say…..I love my little Scarlett and she is so damn cute!!
I have just cooked Rick a nice T-bone steak for his tea…………did I just say I wasn’t hungry!!!????……damn it smells nice!!