Today I had my first burger (well, half a burger) since surgery when we took grandma to Freddy’s for lunch. I’d forgotten how delicious their burgers are. And you all know how much I love their shoestring fires.
As you can tell, I’ve pretty much resumed eating regular foods. Actually, I started eating regular foods almost immediately. I bounced back from surgery pretty quickly.
I was afraid to eat on the night of my surgery though. I remember that Darcy puked out her first meal after her surgery. I really didn’t want to have to go through that. It hurt enough to cough. I’m sure vomiting would be much worse.
Mom came over and brought sinigang na baboy, my most favorite Filipino dish. I could only eat the broth. I had a little bit of rice with it but, despite not having eaten in almost 24 hours, I was done after four or five bites. I was starving when I woke up the next morning and ate the rest of it then, throat be damned.
Brian made me some chicken noodle soup later that day. Thanks to Tiffe, Sunni, and Carmen for thinking of me and getting me a couple of soup mixes. I would have been drinking protein shakes the entire time otherwise. These soups — I’ve tried the chicken noodle and the broccoli cheddar — are delicious, by the way. Tiffe told me that they got them from Great Harvest but you can order them online too. As a matter of fact, I’m thinking of getting some more. They’re that delicious!
Speaking of, I have the best coworkers in the whole wide world. They got me this beautiful bouquet that smells just as good as it looks. I also got this lovely bouquet from Pat at Wheels. She is so thoughtful.
Anyway, I feel very blessed to have such wonderful people around me. Brian was the most awesome of all. He has and continues to take good care of me. I can’t imagine going through this alone. I think I might have starved to death.