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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

There No Talking About Air

For almost 2 weeks I ate nothing but crushed ice. It was entirely a diet of ice, IV Fluid, blood thinners and Morphine. They wouldn't even let me drink water... the ice police always replaced the ice cup when it melted to water too soon "Only Ice!" I was told. Then on what was to become me next to last day there... they let me eat finally! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. I ate grits for breakfast because it was a choice of that or oatmeal... and I hate oatmeal... and I hate grits. But it was one or the other and it was one of the best things I ever ate I thought at the time.
LUNCH - Chicken Fingers and Mashed Potatoes
DINNER - Turkey & Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Green Beans and Carrots
I found out after getting home I had lost 20+ lbs from this ordeal. These pics sum it up in a way. The blood thinners kept me from being able to shave the entire time too. Guess they thought I'd bleed out if I nicked myself.

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