Sunday, January 24, 2010

The upcoming surgery

Today I went to Meijer's and bought things for the liquid diet that has been foisted upon me. I bought Boost, protein powder, yogurt, soy milk, bananas & peanut butter (for smoothies), frozen mango, frozen cherries and blueberries, pudding, refried beans, soup, chicken broth, and low sugar juice. I plan to have a lot of smoothies and soup.

My surgeon called me the other night. He is young (and good looking). He has four children (wouldn't you have four children with him? Trust me, you would). The important thing of course is that he is very well regarded and kind. There are no straws because it pulls on the incisional area, and no chewing anything for two weeks and only very pureed foods for six weeks. No chewing + no wheat makes for an eating challenge, don't you think? Anyway, the clinic is supposed to give me a big syringe with a tube to suck my food up in. That will be fun, I'm sure.

I've went from extreme anxiety in the last few weeks to a little bit of excitement. And I so hope everything goes well. THis is not the biggest surgery I will have, so this is the test. This goes badly = no more surgeries for me!

1 comment:

MrsSpock said...

Oh boy, this sounds like a challenge. Do you have a food processor? Even meats can be well-pureed in one of those.

I hope this goes smoothly for you!