It’s day seven of the eleven on my pre-op diet. So far I haven’t had any longings for regular chewable food. I made chicken and rice for my husband and son tonight. My husband said he felt a little guilty eating in front of me but I didn’t mind, I didn’t want it and told him so.
I mentioned my liquid diet at work today, our boss brought donuts, cokes, lunch meat for sandwiches, chips and there were cookies and she told us to chow down. I mentioned I couldn’t and she insisted until I explained I was on a pre-op diet. Most of them thought I could eat what I wanted til surgery but I said no, but go ahead and enjoy. I’ve learned I can be around food and the cooking smells without feeling tempted, This surprised me because in the past I’d feel deprived and after a little while figure “what the heck” and eat with everybody else. But this time it’s different, I still get hungry but none of this stuff appeals to me. I also know if I eat anything solid it will mean no surgery.
One of the things the books and websites have recommended to help with having smaller portions is using child-size spoons and forks. So I bought some and I’m using the tiny spoons. The forks will come later, when I get to solids. I found these in the $1 bins at Target, my favorite part of the store and a potential danger. I always stop there, spend way too long looking at the stuff and always leave with something whether I need it or not. I eat my pudding and applesauce with nothing else now.