Well this was an interesting day. It is my husband's birthday today and on his birthday I usually cook him whatever he wants. Obviously this is the first year that I have ever cooked a delicious meal and did not eat any of it. I should add I will be 1 month post op on Monday so still on pureed until next week.
You know it was hard. I love to cook. In fact, while I was making my decision to have surgery, the fact that I love to cook was a concern to me. But I love my husband and he didn't have WLS so I did it for him. Stooped to the pity party at first, I admit it but then I got a grip. I grilled shrimp, vegetables, made potatoes in foil. Soon I can eat grilled shrimp and vegetables. Won't be in massive quantities as it used to be but I really don't want to go back to that anyway. So instead I had ricotta bake (props to EggFace--an inspiring WLS veteran and awesome cook) and had a moment of gratitude for having had the surgery.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter if that is what your celebrate
Great story! Happy birthday to your husband, my husbeast's birthday is on Monday. Great guys born in April!
And good for you for dealing with the cooking and food issues so well. I made my hubby surf-n-turf with a filet and lobster tail about four weeks out, and I remember how hard it was, but I also kept reminding myself that he didn't have the surgery, I did. And I don't remember what I ate but it was fine. Now I can cook him whatever and barely bat an eye, but it wasn't always so easy. Kudos to you for handling it like a rock star!
Surgery: RNY on 12/18/2013 with Jay M. Snow, MD "Don't mistake my kindness for weakness." - Robert Herjavec, quoting Al Capone
Good for you! I started cooking family meals 1 week out of surgery, and my daughter who had surgery too asked how I could stand to be around good food smells, and I told her, I've got 4 other people to feed, so I had better get use to it. It was hard while going through the liquid, puréed and soft food stages, but thankfully, got it done. But now in all honesty, when I cook my family meals, 4 months post op, I do taste their food. I've found it gets it out of my head and I don't sit there thinking about it all night.
good luck on your journey. Best wishes to your husband.
Great restraint gals! It is hard at first and then become natural to not have certain foods. Breads, pastas, and rice are my weaknesses. I do really miss them since I tend to make them a lot. (Oh man I would love some lasagna, spaghetti and other pasta dishes with garlic or cheese bread. LOL! Yummy! Okay I am done dreaming! LOL!) When I save some of the meat (i.e. meatballs, chicken, pork) and sauce on the side for me so I can eat some of the same meal that my family is eating.
I wish everyone a Happy Easter. Remember Easter is not about the bunny, it is about the Lamb!
“Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.”― Marc Hack