Monday, September 9, 2013

Recipe for Better

I think I'm coming through to the other side. I hope! Oh boy do I hope!

There's still pain, but it is much reduced. It's possible the swelling in my abdomen is going down as well, but that may be wishful thinking.

I'm on, like, day 7 of wearing 'soft' pants.  The idea of wearing anything without an elastic waist makes me cringe.

During the worst of it, I just kept telling myself 'no fever, no vomiting, no problem.' Sometimes I didn't believe it and worried it would be a bad move to not go to the ER.


Anyway, my body lets me eat with minimal pain as of now...all no fat or very low fat (2% or less). I finally have some interest in working vs. huddling on the couch in a fetal position. I even think about exercise, but have no plans to actually engage in anything other than aerobic fantasies.

On the plus side, I'm all caught up on Burn Notice and discovered The Americans (omg you must watch, great show and the creator/writer is an ex-CIA agent which makes it extra awesome).

The goal going forward is a low fat, low carb diet in the hopes of holding myself together for the 'surgery' that may fix this. Not sure how that is going to work. So far, all I've come up with for menu ideas are things like chicken and veggie soup--cooled so I can scoop off the fat. Plus spinach smoothies. 2% cottage cheese and maybe some low fat lunch meat with fat free mayo, mustard and pickles.

I'll continue to juice vegetables to be sure I have lots of anti-inflammatory anti-oxidants. It definitely seems to have a positive effect when I take the time to do it (juicing is kind of a pain-in-the-ass in case you didn't know).

Beyond that, I'm a little stumped. I can probably still do taco salad with ground turkey, right? And fat free sour cream along with reduced fat cheese? Maybe?

Anyway, I'm searching for recipes today.

1 comment:

  1. Oh you poor thing good luck. When I had to avoid fat for the gallbladder stuff, at first I could still tolerate egg whites, skim milk and non-fat yogurt...I also remember a lot of plain potatoes no butter and salted lettuce, but I was messed up by the elimination diet too. Then, I couldn't tolerate any fat. No dairy, no eggs, no oil nothing. But that still left potatoes, salted lettuce, oats, rice and I can't remember what else. Not fun not fun. That's when I started to tolerate and crave my first smell. .. KFC! I hope you're on the other side.


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