Saturday, August 1, 2009

First Taste of Creamy Tomato Soup Post OP

I had a bad recovery day Friday. Thursday night I couldn't sleep because my back ached, my stomach was sore, my arms hurt from the IV hunt, and my leg hurt. I called the surgeon's office at 1 a.m., but by 3 a.m. I was finally falling asleep in my living room armchair. I had to be up by 7 a.m. to set up the garage sale, which was killer.

When I saw my PCP that morning she said I have been doing too much and I need to rest more this week.

After the garage sale I made a trip to the grocery store with my mom to get the soups I needed for week 2 of my liquid diet. I pureed a vegetable soup and was surprised to see what the blender can do. :)

I decided to have tomato soup for lunch and it was the most fabulous thing I had tasted in years. Thanks, lap band! I even saved some of it for dinner.

Later, I got into bed and rented Twilight. Nice love story I suppose, but I had issues with the way the character Bella comes off as such a weak female. Not the role model I truly want for my daughter. I haven't read the books, but they are on my list.

I also saw Knowing with Nicolas Cage. That had some fairly good scenes in it and I do enjoy Sci-Fi/Fantasy movies.

Anyway, I plan on relaxing today after this garage sale... looking forward to rest.


  1. Hi Maricela - I've enjoyed reading about your adventures into bandit world, except that your post-op experiences reminded me almost exactly of all of mine last December - ugh. My problem was not wanting to obey the rules of transition between liquid and mush, and mush and solids, so I had a few upsets along the way. But it all settled down in the end. It took nearly six months of monthly fills for the band to work properly, and until then I was convinced I was the exception - so don't get despondent if it takes a while! Read all the bandit bloggers - we all say the same: without doubt it's the best thing we've ever done for ourselves. Lots of luck to you!

  2. I'm sure I'll feel like the exception too. Thanks for the encouragement, I really appreciate it.


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