Thought I'd do a quick update since yesterday I was soooo whiny and sad. Thanks for all who attended my "Pity Party" it was a huge success. I was soon smiling. Today is a bit better. I emphasize bit. I'm telling you this is one slow healing process... when I had RNY everyday was progressively better and soon I was feeling awesome. This recovery is different I get 1 good hour then 3 wiped out throbbing ones then 2 good ones... sort of like that. It's hard to say if I'm feeling better it depends when you ask me.
Positives: Today my lower legs from the knees down look less swollen. My side that was gathering fluid looks smaller. I had some oozing from my incisions in the night so I think the fluid is trying to get out of my body. I am walking faster and straighter.
Negatives: My left arm still feels like hell and still fluid filled, my right boob's stitches hurt. I'm sore in unmentionable parts. My thighs are still Stay Puft Marshmallow Man size. I feel super super tired.
I had this grand plan last night that I would try and go to the Farmer's Market this morning. Just once around I told myself. I wouldn't hold any bags. I could do it. I woke up and my body had other plans. I put the Ipod on shuffle and fell back to sleep. I must have had the Mighty Mighty Bosstones on because I had a non-sexual dream about Dicky Barrett the lead singer yeah just my luck a non-sexual dream. WTH?!? Can't a wounded girl catch a break?
I did cook a few times today. I made a Meatball and Ricotta Tortilla Pizza for lunch. Here's the porn:
Later I BBQ'd Greek Shrimp Kabobs and made Crab Stuffed Baby Portabellas. I used my Crab Stuffed Mushrooms filling and filled the portabellas instead of regular crimini's. Same recipe just remove the portabella gills by scraping them with a spoon first before stuffing.
BBQ'd Greek Shrimp Kabobs
1 Pound Fresh or Frozen Shrimp (large)
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Good Olive Oil
2 cloves of Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Greek Seasoning (I use Konriko's)
Thaw Shrimp, if frozen. Peel and De-vein. Rinse. Thread Shrimp onto skewers. Melt butter. Stir in olive oil, garlic and Greek Seasoning. Cook for 1 minute. Grill Shrimp 6-10 minutes, turning once and brushing frequently with sauce.
If you like Kabobs here's a few from the Eggface archives:
Highlights of the day:
* Good nap ;) could have been better (see above)
* I bribed my Mom with a scone if she went on a Starbuck's run for me. FYI: SF Gingerbread Syrup is available. It was good. I'm still a SF Cinnamon Dolce girl though.
* It was nice to be outside. I watched the sunset as I BBQ'd. I think I'll set myself up outside tomorrow for a few hours. Fresh air. The wildfire smoke has thankfully dissipated.
Listening to: "Someday I Suppose" The Mighty Mighty Bosstones