This morning I left my house in my levi’s for the first time in seven months. SEVEN months. That’s how long it takes after a hysterectomy. I can’t believe it’s been that long already. My scar is still sensitive, I still have a huge numb area, and if you push on my abdomen in certain spots it still hurts. I am just astounded. I really did think that after six weeks or so I would be all healed up and back to normal. I am an idiot.
A couple of months before I was diagnosed I started gaining weight which was aggravating to me since I had just spent 12 months getting down to a weight I was happy with. I gained like eight pounds (which doesn’t sound like much unless you’re middle aged and trying to lose it) then within 24 hours of my surgery I gained 12. I have three more pounds to lose before I am back to my lowest weight. This whole only being able to eat tiny portions of a very few foods does have it’s positive side! And lest we forget, I am also back to exercising. You can’t have one without the other or you gain the weight right back. The reason I love my levi’s is because they are the perfect length for tennis shoes and for flip flops.
I have been eating rice like the super food that it is. I figure if the people on Survivor can survive on it, then so can I! I make a big pot of it and then store it in the fridge and dish it out as needed. I’ve had it with canned fruit on it, coconut milk & cinnamon on it, cold with salad dressing on it (whole foods greek goddess is very good!) mixed with veggie broth as a very thick soup. So far that’s all I can think of. 🙂 Suggestions welcome! No dairy, no fresh veggies, no strong acids (like tomato) oh, and vegetarian.
I bought a bag of trader joes brown basmati rice and I have to say that I think it’s downright disgusting! The distinct smell of basmati rice is way more than I can handle. I looked up Basmati and it said the fragrance is that of Pandanus – AKA Screw Pine. Back to my plain old white minute rice! That’s what is recommended for people with sad digestive systems anyway.
I am eating a bowl of basmati right now with a little ginger soy dressing on it, and I just don’t think it’s going to do it for me today. I think I’ll run across the street and see if Rite-Aid has anything I can eat for lunch. Though there are some very startling sounds coming from my abdomen so not eating may be the wiser course!