Sunday, December 12, 2010

Increased Food = Increased Strength + Reduced Pain

Having slept extremely well last night, I woke up this morning and went straight to the pantry to grab the box of Cream of Wheat.  IT'S DAY THREE, which means I can start eating soft runny foods instead of just drinking clear liquids.  I've always been a fan of Cream of Wheat (and Malt-o-Meal) since I was a kid, but I will say, this morning's Cream of Wheat was the absolute BEST I've ever had.  I'm sure it could have been muddy rainwater, and I would have thought it delicious since it was something other than broth, jello, juice and popsicles. 

I spent the rest of the morning puttering around the house doing little things here and there -- sat in a chair and unloaded and loaded the dishwasher. With my Cream O' Wheat in me, I felt stronger and for a moment contemplated running around the block.  (Not really.)  I spent the rest of my morning debating which soup should be my introductory. 

Progresso Creamy Tomato Basil won, and just like the Cream of Wheat, it was the BEST tomato soup I have ever had!  For this evening I'm thinking a lovely Campbell's Cream of Mushroom or Cheddar Broccoli paired with a dry 2010 Cranberry Apple Juice. 

My pain level is much less today -- just sore and really bruised at my incisions.  I was able to sleep almost normally last night and only woke once in pain.  It's nice to finally be feeling stronger.  Tired, but stronger. 

I realized I never took my measurements before surgery in order to keep track of my inches lost, so that's on the agenda for this evening.  Mom said she'd help -- hopefully, the camera will be far far away.  She's again mentioned all the shots she wish she'd taken.  Who knows.  She might be the next Annie Leibovitz or Olan Mills.

Healing and making progress.  It's been a good day!

1 comment:

  1. So proud of you! I could never have the willpower.