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Old 01-19-2016, 06:16 PM
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I have all the stuff I need for smoothies, Courage. For some reason it's not hitting the spot. Too sweet, guess I'm wanting savory.
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:38 PM
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Savory Vegetable Smoothies Recipe

That Banquet thing is a true find for me. The sodium is low, great flavor, pretty clean ingredients list...and it's a dollar. It is very wet(as in use a spoon) so may be doable for you.
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:57 PM
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That one looks delicious, Trach. The yogurt should balance the veggies. One more week of liquids. Though I could juice those veggies first, discard pulp, and then blend. That would work.

I'll definitely try the Alfredo dish after the second week. It will be perfect texture I think.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:04 PM
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That one looks delicious, Trach. The yogurt should balance the veggies. One more week of liquids. Though I could juice those veggies first, discard pulp, and then blend. That would work.
Go fer it Potamus! Reckless abandon has always been my way, too!
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:13 PM
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I've been surviving on a large batch of butternut squash soup as my savory meal, followed by chocolate or French vanilla Ensure (tastes like white cake batter!), and sometimes a French vanilla protein powder smoothie made with yogurt and fruit juice.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:33 PM
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I was really thinking more about the healing powers of a cute smoothie delivery boy, not the smoothies themselves.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:39 PM
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I was really thinking more about the healing powers of a cute smoothie delivery boy, not the smoothies themselves.
Oh, I see, Courage.

I guess he'll bring some large bananas, then? Lol.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:35 PM
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One great thing about the restricted diet and my limited jaw movement is that it's forcing me to slow down and enjoy food again.

I'm a fast eater. For some reason, when I got sober nearly three years ago, I noticed I became ravenous for food and nutrition. My chewing kind of went into overdrive, and many times I find myself half chewing and just kind of swallowing things down barely chewed. I'm wondering if anyone can relate?

Maybe it's that tendency toward compulsion addicts seem to develop.

Drinking soup slowly is becoming a meditative task for me now.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:40 PM
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I think I could write an interesting essay at some point about what it's like to feel imprisoned by your own body, and the emotional overstimulation or state of being overwhelmed from having such an integral part of the body change instantly. It's quite overwhelming, but maybe it's just me.

Others might handle this trauma differently.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:03 PM
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And of course this experience makes for some great material for short stories. I'm always thankful for new experiences, especially truly life changing ones.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:10 PM
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My brain just took off...would the short story that involves trying to recuperate from surgery while the neighbors form heck start renovating be a horror or a comedy?



And I know you didn't say that, but your husband using the power tool outside your window the other day made me think of that....
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Nice, Venuscat.

I tend toward dark comedy, and a bit of absurdism, so yeah that would definitely work.
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And then Stephen King would do it entirely differently, eerie real life horror.

Actually, my stuff tends toward realism. But with bits of dark stuff.
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I can also see how JC Oates might develop it.
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I'm afraid I don't know who JC Oates is, but oh yeah, my story most definitely has a Stephen King bent. But unlike Misery, the recuperating patient will be the bad guy/girl....
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:11 PM
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Ah! Interesting angle, indeed, VC
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:23 PM
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I'm finding it completely hilarious that Mister Rogers helped get me through the worst of this.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:46 PM
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Hi, SP.

Oh, I just "love" this "If I were you I would do this or do not that" thing. You are not me, and that is where the difference lies. You do not have my feelings and sensations, and you can only barely imagine something which probably has little to do with reality.

Anyway, it is still good that Tom is of much help.

16 weeks . My oh my. But time flies. In 16 weeks you will look back and feel so proud and relieved that you did it. I think even much earlier, especially when you are able to eat some of the Trach's recipes)

Speaking of eating - I am totally guilty too of chewing and swallowing like crazy. There is something ...illlogically pleasant for me in this. Like my mind resiters that I have an abudnance of foods to process and it is good. I sometimes just force myself to slow down, but it is still work in progress. One of possible reasons I personally hold accountable for this is that I starved when I was a teen, and now somewhere in the background there is always anxiety that there is lack of food and I have to grab it while it is available.

I sometime find it useful to be imprisoned by my body - when fussing around is not an option I can switch off sense of guilt and focus attention inward which often results in quite surprising insights.

More positive vibes to you)
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:49 AM
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:03 AM
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This is the ultimate book by a young man imprisoned in his own body, unable to speak or move, but his brain was functioning normally. Only problem, he couldn't tell or show anyone that he was alive inside.

Martin Pistorius 'Ghost Boy'
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