I am feeling pretty good but am obsessed with finding different ways to drink my food. As I am still on liquids only post-op until next Wednesday, my choices are limited. So far over these last two days I have tickled my taste buds with:
-Campbell’s Tomato with Basil and Oregano soup
-V8 with a splash of hot sauce
-Vanilla milkshake made from skim milk, scoop of frozen yogourt and a dash of vanilla
-Oatbran, watered down with milk (and a spoonful of brown sugar)
-Steamed skim milk with vanilla and splenda
-Fruity protein drink
But I am bored. I pulled out some frozen broccoli and will make up a big batch of Broccoli soup tonight. It is pureed, so I will just add a bit more broth to water it down. I have pulled out my cookbooks and have on the horizon plans to make pureed soups—Carrot-Ginger, Asparagus, Tomato and Curried Squash. I am finding it hard to get in a lot of protein as the chocolate shakes are turning my stomach just thinking about them again. I hope I’ll be able to finish them up as they cost a lot of money. I was told that a liquid is anything you can get through a straw so am almost ready to blend a KFC chicken breast with broth to liquify it. I also have some unflavoured protein powder so might try adding a bit to a bowl of soup to up the protein.
Which leads me to Valentine’s Day. You know that day of LOVE. After 28 years of marriage to the same dude, I can count maybe one time that Valentine’s Day ever entered his mind. His reply is always, "I don’t need a special day to show you my love because there are so many other days of the year to do so". I think he reads way too many Hallmark cards. Anyway, this morning, knowing full well that I am on liquids, he asks if I would like to go out to a restaurant to eat for Valentine’s Day. Well drink is more like it. Which got me to thinking that wine is a liquid and since the doctor said I could only drink liquids, I guess a glass of the good stuff would be ok. Then I thought—well chocolate can be a liquid if you melt it and put it in one of those fountain things. By then my DH was really getting excited thinking of all the things that can be dipped in liquid chocolate. At that point I had to pull out my list of post-op activities and show him that resuming sexual relations is still two weeks away. That’ll teach him to miss over 25 years of Valentine’s Days.
On the 14th, we will stay at home, sip some Curried Squash soup with a glass of red wine and then lick a bowl of melted chocolate. Sounds like heaven to me! Oh and watch the Olympics. May you get in the Olympic spirit and cheer loudly for the athletes from your country.
PS: So sad about the Georgian Luge athlete. My heart goes out his family and friends.