Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I am feeling back to my old self again now, which is nice. Its odd because after every surgery it seems like my stomach shrinks and I just lose my appetite. The first few day are always the worst, as you are really hungry but you just cant chew anything and all your 'food' options pretty much suck, so after those days you just decide it would be better to starve than to eat another bowl of mashed potato/chicken soup/potato soup/oatmeal/scrambled egg, etc. So then by like the 4th or 5th day your stomach has just decided it is okay with not eating and I guess gives up telling you it wants food. Yesterday I had two scrambled eggs and then didnt eat again until dinnertime, then I had a few small bites of cheese enchilada and a few bites of refried beans (always swallowed directly- no chewing!). This morning I had to force myself to eat because I had a small cup of coffee and had started shaking so I made some scrambled eggs (again, blech!) and then took two bites and that was it. I am more thirsty than anything and have been drinking tons of water- I feel like a camel! It's odd because this happens after every surgery and it always takes me ages to get my appetite back.

Other than that, the blood clot over that one implant is completely gone, but it looks half embedded in the skin like the skin is trying to grow back over it, so I hope that wont be a problem when they see it on Monday. I am also pretty tired because I have to set my alarm for 12am, 6am, 12pm and 6pm to take my antibiotic and the 12am/6am wake up always sucks as I have a hard time falling back asleep. I cant wait until I am done with those antibiotics!


Eid said...

You look strong and great Tina. Your story moved my emotions. You have blessed by two pretty kids. Hope you the best.

val said...

Hi Tina, glad all is going well, I can't wait until I am at the same stage as you, I didn't know I would miss my teeth so much!! I have the same problems with apitite after aneasthetic but drink lots of home made milkshakes
1 banana, 1/2 pt milk, 1tsp honey and good scoop of ice cream. teastes great, and fills you up, also tastes good with strawberries. Look forward to your next blog.