“Princess Bites”

Daily Prompt:  Hesitate

Small forks given to me by a loved one. A size comparison.

Small forks given to me by a loved one. A size comparison.

In a week’s time I won’t be able to take a regular swig of drink. Or eat a regular fork full of food. Soon comes the time for hesitation.  Sips only at first, followed by “Princess Bites”.

Bariatric surgery requires healing of the altered gut.  Inflammation and tissue reduction dictate the gentlest of consumption in the recovery stages.

My “Princess Bites” have been practiced and largely abandoned.  My mind and mouth quickly forget. In a moment I slide back into gulp and chomp. There is no pain, nausea or toss-up to remind me.  Not yet anyway.  It is fast approaching.

It will be interesting having to respect food and drink consumption in a radical way.

Raising my imaginary glass to new beginnings…Skoal!

6 thoughts on ““Princess Bites”

    • Thanks, E. Cleared all the pre-ops Monday. Just gets exciting, right? Finally met the surgeon and I was pleased. I’m not dreading the surgery but writing does help keep things in perspective. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  1. Esther Reel is right. You may struggle with not gulping fluids and taking tiny bites right now, but once you have that surgery, it will be pretty easy to sip and take those tiny bites. I actually wondered if I’d ever want to really eat again. I’m interested in food and drink now, 16 months post RNY, but I was so scared of hurting myself early on, that it was really easy to sip and take tiny bites and chew.

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