I am realizing just how much the recovery varies from day to day with this surgery. I'll eat the same things two days in a row and feel totally different after depending on the day. I am still feeling pretty well overall though so I won't complain...too much..
I am almost on day 7 and I am noticing that I can't always understand what my stomach is trying to tell me. I can't always tell if I am hungry or if my stomach is just slightly upset by something else. That is sort of frustrating.
I also find that the more I think about
what is going on in there the more stressed out I get about
it so I really have to try and keep my mind occupied with other things whenever possible.
I find myself being really worried about
how many calories I am getting. I can't be getting much more than 600 a day so far and that worries me a bit. I don't want to impede my healing by being depleted but I don't know how to get more calories since I can eat so little at a time and I feel like I need to wait an hour or two between eating to make sure everything is getting through my system so to speak.
Any tips or pointers.....am I worrying myself needlessly? I think everything is compounded today because I have to go back to work tomorrow. I work at a computer all day and my boss is flexible with me so if I need to work partial days I can, but it is still stressing me out a bit.
Again, thank you all for your responses. It is comforting to hear that what I am going through is normal!