Well, and the dog
... who needs a bath.
How am I doing? Well, I guess I feel pretty good. I went on a 1.2 mile walk with my mother yesterday. The 4th of July is her birthday and she stopped in to see me. The incisions on my left side are a bit sore, but I don't really feel the need for pain meds at this point. So, that's cool.
Kaiser South San Francisco wants us to be on pureed foods before we leave the hospital. Yeah. So, I managed to get a tiny bite of yogurt with unsweetened applesauce down before I left, but when I got home had no urge to eat. Yesterday, I had the boyfriend stop and get me some pintos n cheese (minus the cheese and red sauce.. so just the beans) from Taco Bell. I threw them in my Rocket (a single serve blender thing. ... like a Bullet) and made them into almost a sauce... then I ate them and I can NOT believe how wonderful they tasted!! I slowly ate the entire order (80 grams!). My only regret? I wish I had gotten the red sauce. =]
My thoughts on protein
. *sigh* I have ss/ff Jello pudding mix and yesterday I mixed a scoop of Cherry Twist flavored Nectar with some Cheesecake flavored ss/ff Jello. I used light unsweetened soy milk for extra protein and I managed to get most of that down throughout the day.
Just like everyone else, drinking enough and getting enough protein in has been an issue. I'm working on it.
I started taking my multi vitamins yesterday. YUM! I got the Bariatric Advantage Chewable Multi Formula in Chocolate Mint Truffle. I like them! They chew up nicely and smell just like an Andes Chocolate Mint Sandwich.. they tast that way, too.. but with a bit of chalky vitamin flavor mixed in. Still.. my favorite so far! I haven't started taking calcium yet (not until the 2 week check when I'm cleared for it), but when I do, I am SOOO taking the Calcuim Citrate Lozenges from Bariatric Advantage!! They have a cinnamon flavored one that came in my sampler and OMG!!
It tastes just like a Hot Tamales candy. I will order them this Friday.
Wearing a bra has been an issue. I am not comfortable without one, but my incisions get irritated when I wear one...
Last, but not least.. let's talk about the potty...
I pee regularly. I watch the color and use that to monitor my liquid intake..... I haven't yet had to uhh... go #2. I assume it's because my food intake is almost nothing and because Lortab (my pain relief) is constipating. I pass gass
without too much issue and it doesn't have a foul smell or anything, and I'm not in any pain as far as that's concerned, so I won't worry yet.
Oh! One last thing regarding my liquid intake! I am not a straight water drinker. I'm just not. I drink Crystal Light, Vitamin Water Zero, Sobe Lifewater 0, etc... but I just can't get into a straight glass of water. This is an expensive issue! I found a solution! The Pur Water Filtration pitcher with Flavor Options!! It's like a Brita pitcher in that it filters water into a pitcher, but then it has a button at the top and while you are pouring your water into a glass, you can push this button and it adds no calorie fruit flavor to your water! I am VERY fond of the peach right now. It doesn't change the color of the water, and you don't have to flavor the water.. you can still get a glass of straight filtered water from this pitcher. Anyway, it's cheaper ($16.99 for the pitcher at Walmart, I think? $15.99? I can't remember) then stocking up on cases of my favorite flavored waters and it's better for the environment, too!! No plastic bottles to throw away.
Ok, I know I sound like a commercial now, so I'll sign off. I just get SO EXCITED when I find something that works for me!
Love and luck to you, Faithful Reader.