Puff Pastry? What the heck!?!I have about 3.5 hours before I have to leave for the hospital and I am not allowed to eat or drink anything today. I can't even chew a piece of gum. I'm cool with that though. It's only a few more hours and then I won't care.
Since I cannot eat or drink ANY thing, I am having some really strange cravings. For whatever reason I am craving puff pastry stuffed with chicken, cheese and broccoli. I don't think I have had this before but it sounds amazing right now.
One of the benefits of having this particular surgery (vertical sleeve gastrectomy) is the hormone that stimulates hunger (Ghrelin) that is produced in your stomach is essentially removed when the majority of your stomach is removed. This means that most people who have this surgery don't get hungry. Of course there will always be "head hunger" so it will be interesting to see what the difference is after surgery.
The size of my new stomach (a.k.a. sleeve) will only be able to hold about 1/4 cup of anything for the first few weeks and will eventually allow 1 cup. Knowing this, I will be able to make better choices about what I eat because I know I will have to be very particular about what goes in my mouth so I can be sure to get all the proper nutrition. Gone will be the days of finishing off an over-filled plate of food only to be hungry an hour or two later.
Watch this video from ABC News to learn more about the surgery...if you are interested in knowing. It is kind of graphic.
While I type this, I am watching the Nate Berkus show and of all things...they are cooking right now...WTF? Isn't this a home interior design show?...Arrgh. But hey, at least they aren't making puff pastry stuffed with chicken, cheese and broccoli.