Now Playing: Day 782-The Final Road To Survival
No WHEY! Say it isn't so! Ummm...Yep, it is so when finally I must bid farewell to any scaly ocean friends. Maybe taking a few small bites of fish yesterday evening wasn't so bright. Maybe when my doctors tell me to STICK to a strict liquid diet before my upcoming surgeries I should listen. OK. I will now listen. This was only after profound vomiting, hives, chills, fever and feeling extremely loopy did I finally GET IT. Why must I insist on learning the hard way? Oh I know...Maybe because I am hungry. Aren't we all hungry?.. (Gastroparesis patients)
Talking about no WHEY! Little did I realize my body actually does like and now tolerates small amounts at a time of whey protein drink products. My specialists have come up with a list and out of six I actually have found two that stay down and it sure beats living only a Slimfast way of life. I needed a long overdue break from the ole watered down Slimfast. I'm not saying it isn't a great meal supplement drink for those who suffer from Gastroparesis and can't tolerate the high fat content drinks like Boost and Ensure however after eight years let's just say it has gotten OLD. Protein is the #1 thing on my new diet plan as I make a step by step journey towards surgery. The new strawberry whey yogurt drinks aren't so bad either but those I do have to water down. When I must take in chocolate due to my low blood sugar since glucose tablets and gel are not enough I must also walk to help gravity work things down my paralyzed GI tract. If my friends were not in shape prior to meeting me now they could probably try out for a few marathons. Hahahahaha! One friend said today, "If I cheat with sweets at least I know being around you it won't go to my seat." Hahahahaha! Too funny! Gravity will always remain a Gastroparesis patients best friend. Sitting for a long period of time can be our worst enemy. I go online once a day which is in the evenings since I can't tolerate sitting around for too long at a time. Even after finally being able to sit and rest I still must take short breaks to walk around so the pain doesn't get unbearable. Gastroparesis life is sure one crazy life isn't it?!
Speaking of walking...Me and my friend/Caregiver decided to do a last second short walk at the local park before it started to get dark outside. Luckily we just missed the rain but did we laugh, laugh and laugh!!
RULE #1: Never take a loaf of bread around a group of ducks or worse a huge flock of geese unless you want to get chased or your gym shoes pecked. Hahahahaha! If we had a video camera it would be a top ten UTube video waiting to happen. Who would had known they were hungry seeing its a local park and surely they get fed from numerous people every day? I assume maybe since it was a rainy day and no one was hardly there they didn't get their daily loaf of bread or bag of popcorn. Once that bag was open it was ON! The white ducks weren't too bad although thank goodness we had gym shoes on "however" the geese came out of no where. All 30 of them including a family of five. Soon enough we found ourselves literally throwing the bread into pieces and doing a fast sprint as my friend screamed, "There's three getting ready to grab the back of your coat." YIKES!!! Might had been a good thing I had on his size extra large winter coat that was thickly lined because they must had mistaken me for bread. Hahahahaha! Oh it wassssssssssss toooooooooooooo funnnnnnnnnnnnny! I needed a good laugh and we sure did get one. We laughed all the way back to the car after having a flock of geese and some Mallard ducks follow us. Good thinking we left the fur kids at home. I couldn't imagine that scene coming out funny if we brought them along. WHEW!
I had a great day! Actually everyone had an amazing day! It was low key and filled with things money will never buy which are called, "Memories."
“You may think you’re getting the short end of the stick, but when it’s all said and done, God will make sure that you don’t lose anything truly valuable. Moreover, He’ll make sure you get your just reward. Your responsibility is to remain calm and peaceable even when those around you are not.” -Joel Osteen