It's the night before Thanksgiving and I'll admit, I'm nervous. This is the first post-op major holiday and frankly, I wonder how will I handle it. This is the time of multiple family home visits and the "food pushing". You know what I mean,
"Taste this, try this, just a little won't hurt."
I think some people understand I had the surgery but I don't think they really get it. I suppose I should just carry a list of rules with me. It can look something like this:
- I can't eat as much as I used to. Please don't be offended by my small portion size.
- I can't eat sweets, mainly by choice, but I still choose not to tempt fate and discover what can push me over the edge and have me in serious pain.
- There are some things that just don't appeal to me any more. It's not that I don't like aunt em's sweet potato casserole but the idea of makes me what to hurl.
- I am learning to enjoy just being with my family and not just eating. Why don't we just talk?
- Speaking of talking, can we NOT let the whole focus be on my weight loss, the surgery or any other questions I don't feel comfortable sharing with you? This includes how much do I weight now, what did I weight before the surgery, and did you really need to have the surgery.