Thursday, July 17, 2008

Workin' 9 to 5

Well, my days of leisure are over. I went back to work full time yesterday. It could have been a lot worse than it was. The other girl in the office really helped keep up with paperwork so I didn't have to walk into a nightmare. I'm still bombarded, but I'm hoping to be caught up by the time I leave tomorrow. Overall, things went well. I did have a few dizzy spells, but I think thats just from me needing to eat more now that I'm out and about. I took Michelle's advice and packed some extra Ensure to stash in the breakroom fridge. I'm fortunate to have a desk job that is mostly data entry, otherwise I probably would have been pooped out by the end of the day. Everyone had to make a point to come by my office to see the "new face" they had heard about. I still don't think its that different, but apparently it is. I think Bruiser is a little peeved that I won't be home during the day to play all the time. He's been quite spoiled the last two weeks with walks around the neighborhood and naps with his mom.
So, now that I'm officially tired of blending soups with various additions, I tried to blend chicken and pasta last night. I even swirled some pasta sauce through it and sprinkled on some dried parsley to make it look fancy. It didn't cover up the fact that it was still pretty gross. I managed to choke down half of it with a baby spoon but I think if I kick up the spice level it will help things out. I need to get my brain going on some new dinner ideas. I still can't stomach the idea of blending anything with fish it in, but I'm willing to try anything to get more variety in my diet.

10 comments:

y said...

Well done for your first full time day at work! You must be exhausted, all this soup is not enough for a growing girl, like my grandma keeps saying to me (I'm 36...)

mylene
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Elizabeth said...

GO Rachel! I just read all of your blogs from where I had left off way back when in April and you have made the most amazing transfomation! I cannot believe it actually happened, all of that anticipation and look at you ahead of the pack in the healing. Your blogging is so interesting! I will check back frequently. Wishing you all the best!!!

cookieyum said...

Wow back to work in 2 wks! I would figure it would take about 6 wks to be where you are now. I'm showing my age but... when you talked about blending fish, It made me think of the fish-o-matic, made famous on Saturday Night Live.

Kiwikaren said...

Back at work ... you're doing really well. Hope you've caught up with whatever needing doing and things move along quietly for you.

Poor Bruiser ... bet he's missing not having you around so much.

Take good care!

Lori G. said...

I can't believe you are back to work in 2 weeks. My goal is to be back in my classroom teaching first graders on August 25, 5 weeks post-surgery. Your recovery is amazing!

EmilyD said...

Rachel your recovery was fast and you look great. I have a few questions since I can't contact you by e-mail. I am having a jaw reduction and hoping to have a chin reduction as well. How was it in terms of pain? How much did the genioplasty cost? Did your doctor allow you to make payments?

Thanks

Emily

Million Dollar $mile said...

I was so encouraged to read about your active and healthy lifestyle as an effect on how quickly you recovered. I want to do EVERYTHING I can do get better fast after surgery. You look great.

Rachel said...

Emily D-
Your blog says its only available to invited readers. I put my email address on my profile so you can email me at any time.

Caitlin said...

You look amazing for less than a month post-op! Teach me your secrets, master!!!

=P

ingrid said...

wow! you're back at work so quickly. i'm late on this, but hope you're doing well and able to eat a few more things!

Maybe you can get some really soft fish and eat it without blending now?