|Not up to par|
October 8, 2020
Not feeling 100% today. I couldn’t get in all my water or my protein. I’m about 16oz shy on the liquid and about 30g short on the protein. My stomach feels so full… and GASSY! YUCK. I took a stool softener because I have a feeling now that I’m eating semi-normal food that’s super high in protein, I’m gonna be shitting rocks for a while. I knew this would happen but you don’t know till you know… you know?
I had no problem eating breakfast and lunch but when it came time for dinner I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I had ZERO interest in food at all. And that yucky taste in my mouth has returned. I tell you… it’s THE WORST. And drinking the liquid… I have been drinking that iced tea that I talked about and apparently my taste buds have changed. It is NOT delicious anymore and it leaves a disgusting after-taste in my mouth. I used to LOVE that stuff and now… not so much. So I will not be doing that again for a while.
I stopped at Walmart on the way home to pick up some new flavors of the water flavoring. I got Crystal light lemonade and fruit punch. Again, these were my favorites before surgery. Let’s see how long till I’m sick of those too. The good thing is, with all these extra flavor packets that I am sick of, I have a very good friend of mine that is going in for bypass on 10/20. I’m gathering up all of the leftovers of things that were very helpful to me when I was in the very beginning phases. So I’ll pass on some of those flavor packets and she can enjoy them until she gets sick of them too.
I also grabbed some stool softener to see if that makes my stomach feel any better. I don’t feel bad or anything. I just don’t feel as good as I did yesterday. I’m going to go to bed here in a minute (early) and watch some Netflix and pray that the stool softener does the trick… but not till tomorrow morning
How am I feeling? Today I’m tired and as I’ve already said, I’m a little off in the tummy. I am also having that awful taste in my mouth again. I will go brush my teeth and rinse with the super-potent Listerine mouth wash. That should help. Then maybe tomorrow things will be better. I’m not complaining. I feel fine… just full.
Mentally/emotionally – nothing to report. Nothing out of the ordinary. Still pretty “normal”
That’s it for today. We’ll see what tomorrow brings. Hopefully a fresher mouth!