Yes, that's where I'm going tomorrow. I can hear the denial and negotiating stages in my mind. Surely that's just an estimate; it won't necessarily be a full 6 weeks, right?
Well, in any case, that's what's next for me. I did think to drink a good glass of water an hour ago, but by now (11:42 p.m. now, surgery tomorrow morning) I'd probably better not eat anything more.
I've been trying to eat Oreos, ice cream, and M&Ms for days now, to gain weight since I'll probably be losing a lot of weight in the near future. Yes, I ate three ice cream cones two nights in a row. But strangely I couldn't interest myself in those treats very much, found myself eating them mostly because I was "supposed to", and could only gain about 6 pounds. An hour ago, I was still ambivalent about them. Now that I'm not going to get anything like them for weeks, now I'm thinking they sound pretty good...
I have to hand it to Lorraine. Simultaneously a loving caregiver for me, an experienced Weight Watchers success story, and a Librarian; she went looking for resources for recipes I/we can puree, put into a syringe, and pump through a catheter to the back of my mouth, bypassing my rubber-banded-shut teeth. Though it's still theoretical (haven't actually done it yet), we have a great resource (also found by Lorraine) in this YouTube video.
I love this guy's sense of humor, and aspire to having such a great attitude myself, when the time comes. My favorite part is when he says, "Clm Chwdr" and gives a big double-thumbs-up. I've already shared that with many people, and look forward to re-enacting it myself.
Dr. Adam Burdick has been a professional musician for over two decades. Teaching, conducting, and performing in various music genres, he is also a perpetual student with interest in a wide range of topics. He loves to ponder and share his discoveries with anyone interested!