Sunday, February 1, 2015

Food, glorious food

Pureed spinach through the tube.
My blender arrived during the past couple of weeks. Yippee! We have decided to gradually transition me to pureed real food via tube. My first sample was a bit of sweet potato. I should clarify that this sampling business is to make sure post-stroke me can digest anything that isn’t corn. Wonder of all wonders, I’m fine. I’ve since had apple, avocado, oats, carrots, lentils, spinach, almond milk, cow’s milk, salmon, strawberries, wild rice, peanuts and chicken. I fell asleep before the first chicken attempt, though. No surprise. Am I eating what I was supposed to eat before my stroke? Absolutely. I guess that means no more excuses. 

And furthermore (who says furthermore except in written communications?), Kelsey brought her baby and her mom over. I take partial credit for the little girl, by the way. Not genetically, but she did incubate right beside me. The baby was cute and so little. I was honored by her presence alone, but her mom brought an NOPW-themed quilt for me. Kelsey requested it, but her mom made it. Also, if you don't know what NOPW is, go here.

7 comments:

Jennifer Glenn said...

Yay for nutritious food! What a victory! And squishy babies are so cute. Love you, sweetie!

anakinsnana said...

I just love Kelsey! You know why? Because she loves you! I am thrilled about your new diet! It has got to be better for you than the canned stuff. My only concern is that you consume enough calories so you don't lose weight. I bet I could help with that! I wonder how ice cream (smooth of course) would feel shot directly into your tummy? You wouldn't have to worry about brain freeze or sensitive teeth. But then again you wouldn't get the yumminess of it either. We could save some aside just for that though! I can't wait to help with your meal preps!

Meredith Mason said...

Good for you! We can all eat better. Do you know if it is organic or gluten free? We have been praying for you,
Meredith

Debbi Ruel said...

Whoohoo! Progress! So happy for you!

Dinah Wooddell said...

Wow! Can we dine at your house? Love the new menu. Hope Chris keeps his day job to pay for the lavish entrees! Love and prayers each and every day.

Dinah & David Wooddell

Joe and Cristy Gies said...

Way to go Alison. You are now officially a 'foodie'!
Speaking of food...Chris and I had a great lunch last Friday. It was really nice to see him again and hear about your continued progress!!!

Joe Gies

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