Yesterday, I decided to try not to take as much pain medication so that I could get up off the couch. My pain meds feel great, but they knock me out! I made some iced coffee instead and felt alert for the first time in 24 hours. This allowed me to do things like shower and walk around.
By the end of the day, I was in a lot of pain, and advil and ice were just not enough. I caved in went back to the pain meds and ate a sampling of all the different ice creams that family and neighbors have been kind enough to bring over!
Once the pain meds started kicking in, I started feeling hungry for real food and overconfident in my chewing abilities.
Crackers were a bad choice.
With my medication worn off and my gums traumatized from munching on crackers, I woke up this morning at 7:30 AM in the worst pain I have felt since my surgery. I took some more pain meds, curled up on the couch with my ice pack, and vowed not to even think about eating anything crunchy!
Lunch was a delicious creation— a spinach omelet with pureed black bean soup topped with fresh tomatoes (from our backyard!) and sour cream.
I would definitely make this again even when I can eat like a normal person again . The black bean soup puree was a filling, healthy, and flavorful substitute for cheese in an omelet. I highly recommend it.
I’m starting to get very tired, so I think its time for a siesta…. Mom is making me a special vegan soft food dessert, so stay tuned for my next post!