Dec 08, 2010It’s been 3 weeks since surgery and I feel great in the mornings but run out of energy at the end of the day. Monday was my first day back to work. I barely made it till noon, Tuesday made it till mid-afternoon and today (Wednesday) I made it all day. But each day I came home and hit the couch, getting up only to refill water bottle and to pee. I am so tired at the end of the day, I just cry. This week I have struggled getting all my protein and all my fluids in. I need to work on that. I also have not walked since Sunday. There has been an incredible cold snap here in the Florida panhandle, so walking in the morning is out and I just have not been able to muster the energy to make it the Y to exercise inside after work. I really wish I could have used another week at home before returning to work but did not have the time built up. Food has no appeal for me. I just have no desire to eat but do so when the clock says it is time. I have had no nausea and have not thrown up any since surgery. Food looks good, smells good, but having a plate of it in front of me brings me no pleasure. I think that’s good. This week I did try roast chicken breast for the first time. My first try at it was in the form of a chicken salad made by a good friend. It was delicious and tasted good. Tonight I took a baked chicken breast out of the freezer and cut a small piece off of it. Shredded the chicken, topped with marina and shredded mozzarella and heated under the broiler. It tasted good and I ate about half of it. Right now, I think I am going to be ok with chicken. I still haven’t gotten on the scale yet. Part of me wants to and the other part is afraid that I will be disappointed. I am in this for the long run and I want to focus on healing and meeting all the nutritional requirements that my body needs before I worry about a number on the scale. Goal until next week: 1. Meet all fluid and protein requirements every day. 2. Walk at least 30 minutes every day.