Ahhh food. After passing the leak test, food & water were all I could think of.
I was so excited to finally get something in my mouth after going so long without water.
My nurse brought me a small cup of jello, a 20 oz bottle of water, and a Bluebell Popsicle.
After working hard ALL DAY LONG, I managed to eat about 1/4 of the popsicle and all of the water. Never touched the green jello.
Drinking too fast caused waves of nausea to roll over me. Several times I started salivating in my mouth and my stomach would churn. I'd grab a bucket and spit in it.....and then it would pass.
But let me be clear---I was not drinking fast. I was just barely sipping. Like for instance, my nurse brought me a teaspoon of liquid pain medicine. I sipped the the teaspoon amount very slowly and spent about FIVE MINUTES swallowing it. And that was too fast. I made myself sick.
My nurse told me I couldn't leave the hospital until I stopped getting nauseated.