I'm hoooome! Just flew in this morning.
Tired & sore, but otherwise feeling good. My stomach hurts here and there but the waves of nausea are becoming more infrequent.
Thanks for all of your well wishes a few days ago. I'll give more details later...but here's my brief thoughts so far.
I'm so amazed at how full I feel ALL the time. Here's a rundown of what I've eaten after passing my "leak test" on Tuesday morning.
Tuesday: 20 oz of water. It took me ALL DAY to sip a 20 oz bottle.
Wednesday: 8 oz of a protein drink plus 12 oz of water. 1 oz of French Onion Soup from Panera (just broth).
Thursday (today): 16 oz bottle of water, 8 oz protein drink x 2.
I still can't imagine being able to get in my surgeon's goal: 64 oz of water plus 2 protein drinks. For the next three weeks, I'm supposed to stick to a liquid diet. Prior to surgery, I couldn't imagine feeling full from liquids, but now I can't imagine eating anything solid ever again. :)
My husband fixed grilled corn and fish for dinner with a side of sauteed onions & cabbage. All of the produce is from our farm share. That was the first thing all week I regretted not being able to taste. It smelled delicious but there's no way my tummy could handle it, so I wasn't tempted.
I'll get to eat good food again eventually. :)