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Tiny Violins

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Marisa46

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In high school, my friend Shelley used to imitate the world's smallest violin with her thumb and forefinger whenever I or one of my other friends were whining about something. I feel so stupid because this liquid diet does suck but it is supposed to suck so I shouldn't complain! But I am. Constantly.

 

It's not just wanting to eat, but it's the diminished capacity too. The last 2 days I've misplaced my glasses and my Ipod (which still hasn't shown up) and everytime I start a chore I find I feel a little woozy and have to sit down. I went to the grocery store this morning (and I forgot the cat food); going grocery shopping wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I was worried that I would give in to temptation and buy something to eat in the store that I shouldn't. I stuck to my guns and told myself that I can do this thing.

 

When I got home, I still put strawberries in my muscle milk with ice to make a smoothie. I'm not perfect. I think I'm too mean right now to feel guilty. Maybe tomorrow, but those strawberries were the last of the quart I brought earlier in the week before I knew my surgery day. I know I'm rationalizing but hey I need the energy. (the violin plays on)

 

I have to start thinking about the surgery and the hospital. I'm not prepared; I honestly thought I would have another month; however, I'm glad it's working out this way. I keep thinking that 10 days of torture is better than 14 days. The nutritionist said that headaches, cravings, and delusions about food were normal during the first few days. I keep thinking about ribs which is weird because ribs aren't my favorite food. But to be honest I think about food in general. I also want to cuss out my ex. He hasn't done anything recently, but ( just on general princible )I want to tell him all the things I have been too Christian to say. Actually, I think I'd better hang with myself this weekend if I still want friends after this ordeal. Everyone is so annoying!

 

BTW, the strawberries with ice in vanilla muscle milk is definately a keeper. Oh, and lemon in hot water really does help with the hunger pangs.

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Hang in there...I'm on day 2 of the liquid diet thing. I'm trying to stay away from people as much as possible. I didn't know about the hot lemon water. Have to give it a try. It's also good to know that it will get better. Waiting, waiting, waiting for the torture to be over. (hoping it does end)

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The doctors in my group don't require a Pre-op diet, thank God. They only ask that you eat smaller meals for a couple of days prior to surgery and nothing after midnight the night before surgery. Am I the only one on this site who's doctors don't require a Pre-op diet?

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The doctors in my group don't require a Pre-op diet, thank God. They only ask that you eat smaller meals for a couple of days prior to surgery and nothing after midnight the night before surgery. Am I the only one on this site who's doctors don't require a Pre-op diet?

No, I've heard of other doctors who don't require a liquid diet. A lot of the centers have different requirements. I envy you. Today is a better day but I wish I could just eat! But it will be another month or so before I'm eating regular food again.

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Marisa,

How long do you have to go? I start my pre-op diet on 6/14 for surgery 6/19. I'll keep the hot water trick in mind. Pebbles: Lucky you! One place I went to was 2 weeks, the other was 10 days. The center I'm going through requires only 5 days. Not looking forward to it especially since I have to do the liquids, purees and softs for 6 weeks post surgery. "Real" food will not return until at least August. Good luck to all!!!

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