Nine

Nine days.  Can you believe it?  I cannot.  I have been planning for this surgery for nearly a year now.  It feels unreal that it will actually be occurring in nine days.  By this time, nine days from now, the surgery will be over.

Tomorrow I have my stress test.  This is the very last test that I need.  And it is the only one left that could delay my surgery again.  I had the scan of my abdomen and that went well.  No gallstones or any other problem that would prevent or delay my surgery.  I still have not received the results from the doctor who did my colonoscopy and endoscopy.  I am going to call their office tomorrow.

I have to say, I am feeling pretty good about the surgery.  Yes, I am anxious and nervous, but I am actually starting to get excited.  I am a little freaked out about the changes in food, but I know it will be good.  I look at the food I have in my refrigerator and I know that a lot of the food I have in there now I will not be eating for quite some time.  I have a small steak, some ground turkey, and a whole chicken. I also have spinach, broccoli, lemons, apples, limes, cilantro, eggs, etc.  Not a lot of food, but I think just enough to get me through until Tuesday.  I also have a bunch of chicken broth.

I will be able to have chicken, eggs, vegetables, and fruit, all of it pureed of course.  That will be my diet for the next eight weeks.  After that, I will be able to start working on more solid foods.   I will be eating four tablespoons of food at each meal.  Two protein and two vegetable or fruit.  In between I have to drink two protein drinks and take chewable vitamins.  And I have to sip water all day long.

I have to avoid fruits and vegetables with seeds and skins for six months.  I can have avocado, squash, green beans, asparagus, zucchini, all of them pureed.  I can have most fruits except berries, dates, figs, and raisins.  I have to remove the skin of peaches, nectarines, apples, for six months, but for the first eight weeks they also must be pureed.

I have a lot of ideas on the different meals I will be able to make, but boy will they be very different from what I am used to.

That is a huge change over what I eat now.

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One response to “Nine

  1. this is going to be easier than you plan on. There are so many websites with recipes for you. It’s a brand new way to life – not a temporary eating, a new way to remain healthy…. proud of you.

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