If you’ve been following along you’ll know this isn’t a rhetorical question. I’m counting down the days until my gastric sleeve surgery, and after that it will be weeks before I can eat anything that’s not mushy. I’m on a 1500 calorie/day diet until then, but I want to make sure that if there’s something I may not be able to eat for months, or ever again, that I enjoy a few bites of it before surgery.
At this point I’m leaning toward a perfectly cooked medium-rare sirloin. It’s quite possible that I may never be able to chew steak to a consistency that I’m able to tolerate again. Perhaps Chicken Marsala. Or the Gorgonzola Chicken Pasta at Come Back Inn. I hear all the fiber in a big, crunchy, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink salad is tough to get down, and I do love that. Maybe a Panini? Dense breads will be difficult, too. Asparagus for sure, and sweet potatoes. Too fibrous early on 🙁
What would you miss most? Dense proteins? Crunchy veggies? Oh, a Reuben! I don’t want to come to in the recovery room thinking, “I wish I would have eaten. . . ” so leave me some comments!