I have no appetite.
Problem with not having an appetite is you don't eat - which leads to the niggly little problems of weight loss and vitamin deficiencies.
You know you're too thin when the doctor jokes that he needs a child size blood pressure cuff. And then actually goes and gets one.
You know me. I love to eat. Eating is a passion with me but lately I haven't had one iota of desire to eat or drink anything. Pooldad will graciously buy me anything, no matter the time of day or the price and he will instantly prepare anything I say I might eat - but nothing is doing it for me.
He forced me into a grocery list today and the poor man just had to laugh at me.
It included - strawberry ice cream, orange jell-o, chocolate pudding, green grapes, mint milano cookies, french bread pizza, ginger ale, cranberry juice and fried clams.
Over the span of the day I managed 1/2 container of orange jello-o, 1 scoop of strawberry ice cream, a strawberry popsicle, 3 bites of a delicious hamburger he had made for himself [at that point I got sick-yeah he was REAL hungry after that] and 1 cookie.
Even the hospital wasn't doing it and the food is good. Goodness knows they give you enough of it. The poor woman who runs the operation saw I wasn't eating and on her next go round to the rooms she promised to make me anything I wanted. I asked for a tuna sandwich and soup. She brought it for our next meal and try as I might I just couldn't stomach it. It was like letting down you loving grandma. I felt like crap.
This morning I am trying a cherry jell-o, but it isn't doing it. They told me to drink Ensure and Boost, but it tastes like liquid chalk to me so I can't. I have tried, but have just thrown it up.
Here's another thing about me - if I get sick on something I eat I won't eat it again. I became sick on tomato sauce one time and it took me 20 years to be able to stand the smell and another 5 to actually eat it. Marrying an Italian helped that along I think. hee But I don't want to get sick on any of my favorites because they may *poof* right out of rotation.
I know it sounds like a weird thing to complain about - but not being allowed to eat something [in my case, salt] is a heck of a lot different than not be able to eat at all. And it is frustrating me.
It is time to start my day and get dressed. As we say now "Skippy gives a whole new meaning to the word 'skinny jeans'."