Hello my beautiful friends!
I am happy to report that everything went according to plan with my surgery on Friday! They got me right in for my procedure at 12:00. I had to fast before surgery, so it was definitely weird (and hard!) not eating breakfast in the morning! I did make up for it with a pretty rockin’ b-fast the next day. More on that below. :)
I had a great staff on duty and they were all super nice and caring. The nervousness hit me on the drive to the hospital but once I got there, this staff made me feel much better and at ease. They did have some trouble with getting my IV in my arm…UGH…and I’ve got some pretty B.A. bruises to show for it. ;) The last thing I remember was hopping onto the table…I don’t remember going to sleep at all. The surgery ended up being about an hour but we didn’t end up leaving for home until around 3 o’clock. I was so tired and loopy from the anesthesia so they kept me for a little while longer to let me wake up a little bit more before leaving. Once I was finally able to open my eyes, they gave me some applesauce to eat, followed by some pain meds. Then I came home and crashed for the rest of the day. And that is pretty much what I have been doing since then, too. I’m a couch potato…and I’m not afraid to admit it! :D
I have managed to eat some pretty delish foods though…here are some highlights:
My redeeming breakfast:
strawberry oatmeal pancakes with greek yogurt and almond butter. Perfection. I got this recipe out of my new magazine and I loved it. Tell me if you guys want me to post the recipe and I will next time!
For the first time I tried out a peanut butter cookie Larabar, thanks to Meg! This bar was def. nothing short of amazing. This is up there on my list of favorite Larabar flavors, for sure.
greek yogurt with PB2 mixed in. Nature’s Path flax granola and a figgie on top.
Giant green monster for some more glowin’ skin :) I got this HUGE mug at Walmart last week…and this giant green monster couldn’t even fill the whole thing up! This took me a good chunk of time to slurp down.
Here we have probably one of my favorite go-to dinners:
sweet potato fries, brussels, baked tofu
For dessert, I (well, my mom actually) was able to put together a creation I had been thinking about for a while now…homemade mint chocolate chip icrecream!
Oh Yes..that icecream is green monster style.
Here is what I used:
- 1/2 frozen banana
- couple frozen mango chunks
- 2 handfuls spinach
- unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- scoop of vanilla protein
- splash of mint extract
- dark chocolate chips
I blended everything besides the chocolate chips, in the Magic Bullet and set it in the freezer for about an hour. This was great!! Talk about healthy ice cream!
Well girls, its about time for me to take some more pain meds and hit the sack. Thank you all so much for the well wishes. I love you all!