I spent 3 days in and out of a vehicle driving for hours at a time, in work clothes, listening to my brokers complain about things I have no control over and didn't get a stitch of overtime to show for it.
Eating on the road is really tough post-VSG. The very first day I experienced dumping and damn near shit myself in the vehicle with my boss and co-worker. I had what I thought would be a decent meal... 1 over medium egg and a breakfast link. It's a damn good thing that the towns we were between were only 15 minutes. I barely made it into the gas station bathroom before I was in trouble. And to top it all off... no toilet paper. I had to use the paper towels :( Not a great way to start off the day or the trip. From then on, I was nervous the rest of the trip....afraid I'd eat something too rich and I'd crap my pants. I stuck to a single egg and a little bit of yogurt the rest of the breakfasts and there was no other incidents of explosions in my pants thank heavens.
I managed to enjoy calamari appetizer for dinner one night and a lunch with bacon wrapped scallops once too. Thankfully I didn't have too many questions and was able to simply say "among other things, I had a stricture and I have problems getting food in now because it gets stuck if I don't chew really well and comes back up"... was it a lie?Well technically yes.... afaik there is no narrowing but it is true that I do have to chew really well and not eat too much or it gets stuck and comes back up. It was enough to satisfy them into not asking too many questions and just looking at me concernedly instead when I grimaced in pain if I swallowed too much at once.
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