You should do, it was only yesterday that I pronounced that I had learned 'Lesson Number One on the Journey of the Band'. And you'd think that perhaps I also might remember what that lesson was, and take heed. But tish and pish to all that. Guess what I decided to have this afternoon when I took the small boy out for a walk? Yes, that's right, a hot chocolate with whipped cream. Lovely it was, too. Accompanied by nearly an hour of reading my book while small boy slept soundly in his pram. Then we toddled home and about 30mins later the stomach cramps started and dumping followed. Please, please, please can I now have learnt my lesson?!
The dietician called this afternoon to see how I was getting on. I think things are going well, and told her that. I wasn't completely chuffed to hear that I have to be on the puree diet for four weeks - arggh FOUR weeks of eating the sort of food that even small boy has grown out of - how many ways are there to get creative with purees? As I type, I'm eating an 'Innocent' tasty veg pot (well, I'm eating some of it) which consists of 'indian daal curry with spicy cauliflower, chickpeas and fresh spinach' according to the label. So, I whizzed it in the blender and it's all of those things, just pureed. Hubby had a taste and pronounced that it would be very nice 'with a blob of mango chutney on the side', to which I replied 'yes, and a naan bread and a couple of onion bahjis'; well, I can dream. I fully intend to get my sticky paws on a veg korma in the not too distant future. Should do quite well in the blender.
A question (or several) about restriction: How do you feel it? How do you know when you are full? Do you get restriction without having had a fill? I'm assuming there is some restriction in the first week (or two, or three?) after surgery due to the swelling, and I certainly feel like I have some. It's taken me a couple of days to work it out, but my feeling of restriction is like back ache, or possibly indigestion but felt just below my shoulder blades, sort of where my bra strap goes across my back. Anyone else feel this?