I’ve lost 23 pounds, and I’ve transitioned to purees. So, things sound wonderful, right? Nah. I’d say things are moderate at best.
While I don’t regret my decision (predominately because I know it will get better), I was not prepared to grieve the loss of food nearly as much as I am.
I’m dying for a slice of pizza and the day of DQ commercials advertising blizzards was no friend of mine, either. Speaking of friends, it’s SO hard to be around people who are eating food that I cannot have! My husband and I went to the movies and he got a popcorn, and I thought I might kill him!
I did try a few bites of scrambled eggs the other night. That was a horrible mistake! I experienced dumping syndrome, puked my guts up, and thought I was going to die for over an hour.
I’m also finding it a challenge to eat super slowly and to not drink for a half hour after eating. So, I sometimes suffer the ramifications of feeling overly full (although nothing terrible because I never eat more than a quarter cup of purée and often eat less).
I went back to work on Monday, but quickly realized that I was going to have to transition back to work by working half days for a week or so. Although I’m not experiencing pain anymore, my energy levels are still horrid and by mid-day, I need a nap!
So, here’s to the next steps in my recovery – soft foods starting next Thursday and full time work as soon as possible!