Friday, November 11, 2016
All in all, I would sum it up as a miserable experience, mitigated only by the love of my family -- they all faithfully visited almost every day, in spite of the cost of hospital parking!
And they brought me Tim Hortons.
One other silver lining -- I lost 70 pounds! Maybe I could write a book on how to lose weight. It would be a short one: 1. Get seriously ill 2. Don't eat for three months. 3. Lose weight! -- however, somehow I don't think it will be a best seller!
So hopefully, I will be able to get back to blogging now. And given the Trump election (gag!) I have a feeling that there will be lots to blog about over the next while.
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rest up, get well and try boost when u get tired of the ensure. you have been missed.
By 3:47 pm, at
Thanks so much for the comments -- I so much appreciate them.
Have been a long-time reader and really appreciate your blog. Take your time resting up.
Have been through similar surgery and one thing I found is that there is more to the hunger impulse than just being hungry or not. There is actually an impulse, I found, that is actually "anti-hunger." It is just impossible to eat. The way I dealt with it was "counting bites" and tv made it easier. Would sit down with a piece of chicken and at every commercial I would force myself to eat three bites until the food was gone.
Part of the problem can be that your taste buds might be affected from prolonged low sodium levels. Pretzels are good to settle the stomach, I found, and are easy enough to digest on a low residue diet.
A well-wisher from the East Coast.
By 8:01 am, at
Thanks very much for the information. One of the best things about my recovery is that my appetite has mostly returned, though my capacity isn't quite there yet.
Please get well soon. We need your voice to bring us info and enlightenment. All the best!