I went in for my 2 week follow up. I had heard through the grapevine (my friend who is a previous patient at the same office) that they might consider doing a small fill (she got one at her first follow up). Nope. No fill for me. :-( BOOOO. The last 3-4 days I'm realizing I'm very hungry, and unfortunately, the job this month does not allow for small meals any more frequently than 4-5 hours. So I am just getting really good at apologizing for my loud-ass stomach. It's growling is downright embarrassing. I keep thinking its telling me "Feed me, Seymour!"
I did get approval to go to regular foods as tolerated. Still eating small portions, still chewing like crazy, but permission to pretty much start trying whatever I'd like. I'm happy about that.
I'll start off by saying my doc is very relaxed when it comes to the program. I got one sheet today of instructions and he even told me " Look and see that it does not say anything about specific types of food, no mention of carbs or proteins or fats. It is liquids vs solids - No liquids! only solids." per the paper, a liquid is anything you can't eat with a fork. So no more cottage cheese, no more oatmeal, no more soups or cream of wheat. Biggest thing I'm going to miss - Milk. I'm a milk fan through and through. Maybe it is because I was born in Wisconsin. It is in my blood. And he says absolutely no liquids with any calories. I'm thinking 1 glass of milk a day isn't a big deal as long as it is not during or right after a meal, right? I mean, I drink fat free skim... I needs my milk! Going down to 1 glass is already cutting back significantly!
I was told to come back in 2 weeks and we'd talk about a first fill. Yeah! Until I got to the front desk and they said that my doc has NO openings that week. So I got pushed back to the following week. Almost 3 solid weeks before going back. 3 solid weeks of this will power crap. I know it is only 3 weeks, I can do anything for a short period of time, but obviously if I had a ton of will power sitting around, I wouldn't be in this spot to start with!