Handling the feelings

Monday, March 15, 2010

Today's been a big feeling day. I'm on day 6 from having the gastric Banding surgery and on liquids for still another week. I'm not finding myself hungry but dealing with so few choices to consume is wearing. I'm still healing and quite uncomfortable. I'm so glad my dear friend shared sparkpeople with me. Today of all days. I really needed the distraction.
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    Hang in there, it gets better. I remember getting excited every time I moved into a new area of food.
    4044 days ago

    I'm thankfully not on clear liquids anymore ugh that was really crazy. The liquid choices they give you don't stay with you long at all. I feel like I'm drinking all day . They want you to get up to drinking 64oz of water a day but when everything you eat is liquid it's really tough.(oh the mind games too). I've been pretty good at getting in 32oz since yesterday and I'm sure once I start eatting more solidly it'll get easier to get the water in. I've been having the crystal light mix with it that they allow..
    The Juices are too high in sugar still that they don't suggest many and the ones they do suggest are not to my liking and I can't make myself drink them.(V8). I'll look into your suggestion of the high energy juices. I may call the nutritionist that gave me the diet to follow and see if they can suggest other choices.
    I think what gets me most is the non chewing that goes on. I keep telling myself to be patient and look at the big picture and remember why I want this to work. One more week and then I can have soft foods.. More choices. Feel the feelings and keep moving forward. I knew it was going to be hard and I'm sure I'll have more days like this. Talking does help. Thank you so much for listening. emoticon
    4044 days ago
    Its interesting. You would think that when you have so few choices it wouldn't be wearing, but liberating and freeing.

    But, I can get so bogged down in what I am eating, and not eating!!!!!!!!!!

    I can only imagine that your energy must be down. Consuming fewer calories is going to take some of your energy away, along with the fact that you are healing.

    I am sure it will get better, and then it will get harder!

    Are the liquids only clear that you consume? Can you start with juices?

    Maybe people here have info on high energy juices that will give you a boost.

    Good luck sweetie. I know yo will find your way. In a few weeks you will feel much better. Just think of the sweet smell of spring.
    4044 days ago
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