So I'm back and I'm bad. Okay, not really. But I am feeling almost back to normal post-surgery to remove my gallbladder. Thankfully, I'm eating and drinking normally; the only thing different is that I still need a nap each day...and I hate to nap. But my stamina just isn't what it used to be.
So I was admitted to the hospital last Saturday (July 4th, for heaven's sake) and wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything but ice chips from Saturday through Monday - THREE days! Then I went to a liquid diet: Jello and some sorbet concoction. Then I went to "real" meals. And here's a sample of those things*:
This was the Jello and the orange "sorbet". The ingredients list was nothing but sugar, corn syrup, and water. I ate the Jello and left the sorbet. A woman can only handle so much.
This is the point where I said to Adam, "Just kill me." On the left, string beans...I refused to even try them. On the bottom right corner, that would be yams. I tried a bite. That's all that can be said about that. And the top right was sweet-and-sour chicken. Didn't recognize it, did you? Yeah, neither did I. The chicken was dry and the veggies were overcooked. More sweet than sour. And on the very top of the picture? Sara Lee apple pie. I tried it but I just couldn't handle any more sugary things.
"Promise Vegetable Oil spread" I ate the bread plain. Once you live on real butter, you can't go back to this science experiment.
Lentil soup. I couldn't bring myself to try it. Adam tried to convince me to eat it "for posterity", but I refused. So he tried it and agreed with my decision. I just had surgery, after all. I needed to look after my health and this is not the way to do it.
Four days in hospital. Check. Hideous food. Check. Coming home and fitting in my skinny pants? Priceless.
Eat, drink, but not in the hospital.
* Pictures taken with my phone, obviously.