So me and my stomach are enjoying an extra two weeks together. It would’ve been nice without the sinus infection, but oh well. For the Memorial Day weekend that was given back to me, we enjoyed some Lupe Tortilla for Auntie G’s birthday, plus lots and lots and lots of swimming with the kids.
To assist in my weight gain attempts, there was some Chick-fil-a and Whataburger. And tonight I actually got some motivation to cook! The result was cooked, homegrown green beans, sausage jambalaya and blueberries/melon. I’ve been throwing in some margaritas and beers as well throughout the weekend.
Thinking foods post surgery…I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to eat most all the foods I ate before surgery after the surgery, but it might be quite a journey. Although, the folks I’ve talked to who have already gone through this say they can eat most everything they did before, but just in small quantities very often.
My biggest long-term concern has been running. Having completed my fifth marathon this year, which I also PR’d a 3:21, I desperately wanted confirmation running would continue to be a possibility. The fellow stomachless guy I emailed is 4-5 years post op, running 5-6 miles 5 times a week! He was able to get his first run in 7 or so weeks after and his sister even completed a full marathon within a year of her surgery! All very reassuring.
So lucky to have the Internet and this network of contacts worldwide who we can learn from and ask questions of. I’ve gotten a better understanding of the entire process just by reading through others blogs.
And now off to movie night with the munchkins!