Wednesday, November 2, 2011

So, how are you doing?

I have been hearing that a lot lately.  And to be honest, not great.  Normal, but not great.

My body is having a tough time adjusting to the pureed food I am eating.  It is hard work trying to get my five small meals in a day.  I have gone down to eating about 1/3 of a cup at a time as 1/2 a cup was a bit too much and was causing some pain.  But after I eat, my guts just churn and gurgle and I am off running to the bathroom with horrible diarrhea.  I know, too much info, but that is what you get on my blog!

I contacted my surgeon (who has had the surgery himself), along with my nutritionist and what I am experiencing is very normal.  The advice I got was to just make sure I am getting in a lot of fluids and not to worry, my body will adjust over the next few weeks.

Right now I feel as though I have had a horrible stomach flu for the last three days.  I am very weak and tired.  While I felt lame at the beginning of the week having my kids in care, I am so thankful for it now.  There is just no way I would have been able to deal with the boys during the day on my own.  I am now thinking I will need to ask for more help again next week as I just need more time to heal.  This is tough for me.  I want to be outside enjoying all of the snow and taking the boys sliding or doing things around my house.  I like to be busy and productive!!  However, I am learning to enjoy my quiet house with a blanket and a book.

I am very grateful for all of our friends that have been dropping off suppers each night!  I have been able to truly take time to heal thanks to the kindness of people here in Faro!


Trish said...

Feel better soon Kara! That can't fun! Hugs and speedy recovery. *hugs*

Megan said...

Ugh. Hugs. Here's hoping the adjustment doesn't take too long.

Kristi-Bisti said...

It gets better every day. Just keep going.

It took me 3 months before I could eat without pain. It was some homemade soup. mmmmmm good.

Heather, aka: Mum said...

While it can't be fun & you say you feel weak right now...I gotta are one tough cookie!! ;) Hang in there Kara...there will be lots more snow to freeze in when you are feeling up to it!!!