I’m officially a week out of surgery today. the physical pain has mostly subsided. Now the challenge is coming in the form of diminished energy and, even more significantly, the mental aspect of being an RNY patient.
I’m still on a full liquid diet, and it’s miserable. I would do darn near anything for some solid food. So far, I’ve predominantly been eating protein shakes, sugar free fat free pudding, and sugar free fat fre Greek Yogurt. Those things have gone fine.
I have also experimented with some cream soup twice, though. That has gone decidedly less well. The first time was a few days ago. The aftermath made me feel like garbage. I figured that I just wasn’t ready for it and decided to try it again in a few days. That day was today.
I spent most of the afternoon feeling like crap. I don’t even think it was dumping. I think it is just a heavier food and, therefore, trickier to catch that exact moment when my body says “no thanks. I’m done.” The trick, I think, is that I’m not slowing down enough to eat. While that is scary to contemplate since I will eventually be transitioned to more and more heavy foods. On the other hand, I guess I should be grateful for the fact that I’m catching on now.
So, the answer to any questions as to how I’m doing is, I’m exhausted and overwhelmed still.