There is light at the end of the tunnel. On my 14th day after gastric bypass surgery, I will be able to eat some solid food. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not in a rush aside from the fact that I like to chew on my food. During the last few days, I’ve been learning more about my pouch and the way it ‘swallows.’
Okay, sounds crazy? Well, imagine this, when I swallow, the food goes down and deposits in the pouch. The pouch squeezes and eventually forces the food out through the opening in the bottom to my small intestine. The latter part of that process, the food moving into the intestine, can make me feel quite odd. It’s a totally new sensation in my belly, so it takes a little getting used to.
First thing I’ve learned, when they said puree, they meant puree. I tried to puree some turkey and didn’t’ add anything wet, and it was very dry and fine mushy meat. So I ate it. It ‘goes down’ fine, but then, when my pouch swallowed, it wasn’t quite as pleasant. It feels like something is being forced through an opening. Which it is. But if I eat too much too fast, it tries to push out what is in there — and it nearly takes my breath away sometimes. So, slower eating.
Ultra Music Festival is underway in downtown Miami and it was amazing last night. Duran Duran performed before Tiesto came on, and it was great. Duran Duran really killed the mood of the bouncy dance music with some of their musical choices, but hearing some of the classics was cool. You can check out a brief video of it over on YouTube. Today is day 2 of 3 for the event, so the thumping continues throughout the day.