Single Status Update
Okay... day 12 of this pre-op diet. Honestly, it hasn't been terrible. Yes I've been hungry, more hungry than I've been in a long time... but the Glucerna shakes are keeping my blood sugars nice and level now so I'm not feeling the desperation of a sugar low, which was a fear going into this.
I'm not really craving the junk that I thought I would be. I don't want the chips or fast food that I've turned to in the past (I do miss popcorn a bit, but not much).
What is surprising me is the soul-deep craving for protein. I want red meat in the worst way! Steak, jerky, pepperoni sticks, roast beef, lamb... I dream about them! Chicken and fish don't cut it (my one meal a day is supposed to be lean protein). Honestly, the best meal I ate this week was when I made steak fajitas for the family and I loaded up on the steak, a bit of cheese, and a whole lot of cabbage (no tortilla). I feel like I could eat that every day between now and surgery in May.
Hoping that this is just a phase my body needs to move through as my liver shrinks.