Happy New Year to you all. I hope your roads to recovery are good ones.
It's been a couple of months since I lost blogged, and I think I get it now.
What I mean is i've worked out what works for me food & drink wise and what doesn't. Typically some of the food I love I have trouble with, especially mushrooms and beans. I try and keep a healthy diet on the whole, but a lot of the Salad food is hard to digest, tomatoes, onion, salad on occasions, sweetcorn which leaves it quite limited. I used to have beans on toast for my breakfast and I can't have them anymore. I know this is not a big deal compared to what we have put up with in the past, more of an annoyance.
I used to drink about 2 litres of water a day at work from the filter machine, for some reason that water gives me griping pain and I always need to go the toilet within 5 minutes of drinking it, it is the same with water from the tap at home. I now buy 5 litre bottles of water and fill the kettle up with that and drink that and so far that has really helped. Luckily the large bottles of water aren't expensive, so it doesnt add much on to our food bills.
It has been 9 nonths now, since I had my first op, and my surgeon did say I would have a low immune system, so I would probably pick up infections quite regularly, and I have, I have had flu and colds and larangitis and chest infections. I've been ill just after Christmas with a 48 hour bug which made me vomit several times a day, thankfully now I feel well again, but I think I should start taking some vitamin tablets or something, see if that helps combat it.
I've got in to a routine with going to the bathroom also. Always on a morning and lately at work, I start at 8 and I have only needed to go once at 2 which still amazes me. It takes some serious getting used to. I've been out on a family walk over Christmas in the Yorkshire Dales and on the way up there I was getting quite agitated thinking about if I was in the middle of a field and urgently needed to use the toilet, I needed had bothered I didn't drink a great deal but it never bothered me, I got there and used the pub bathroom but we were out for hours and I was normal like everybody else. It was a good feeling. Maybe those feelings don't leave you but that they just get less and less as time goes on.