Who would have thought I'd be struggling to get enough calories?
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
I enjoy food. I like to try new recipes. I collect recipes and cookbooks. I like to eat out with friends or family. I like grocery stores. I loved fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden.
As I became less active over the years, I had to watch the calories. Each injury or surgery or new phase of life added pounds. That brought me to Spark.
Since surgery in October this year, everything has been turned upside down. Who would have thought that I'd be struggling to add calories to my diet? Most recently I've been on a clear liquid diet again as I struggle to keep food down. I lost over 40 pounds in November. It was not healthy weight loss. I was in bed most of last week.
I missed Thanksgiving dinner. All together now: "Awwwww...." Hey, I was looking forward to some stuffing. It's the only time I have it all year.
I am starting to add back in a few regular foods as tolerated. I am concentrating on nutrition.
Post-op visit with the oncologist is tomorrow. Please pray that everything goes well.