Having never had gastro before, (an occasional allergic reaction to too much dairy doesn't count), I'm not really sure what to expect in terms of recovery. I know it will take time and I need to be careful what and how much I eat for a while. But that's my entire amount of knowledge.
I've been hungry quite a lot today, and the doctor early this morning (the clinic opens at 7am) did tell me I could start eating normal foods. So I made toast for breakfast, two slices, but could only manage one. By lunchtime I felt I was starving, not surprising since all I'd eaten since last Tuesday was a half dozen salada crackers and two of those were yesterday. But all I could face were more saladas, with tomato. Everything else seemed unappetising. Once again, one cracker was enough.
Dinner? I really felt like pasta, so tried a frozen beef ravioli from Lean Cuisine. I don't like them much because there's always too much sauce, not enough pasta, but in case of emergency, head to the freezer. It's a very small serving, compared to what I would normally eat, but I couldn't eat it all. Tossed at least half back in the freezer to go out with tomorrow's garbage collection.
Now, almost 3 hours later, I'm starving again, so another cracker with tomato is being nibbled as I type. Tomorrow, I'll forget real food and stick with crackers, maybe try some fruit. I have cherries and plums, yum.
I have zero energy and I'm still falling asleep at the drop of a hat.
Full recovery is going to take a while longer.......
I did get a certificate excluding me from work tomorrow, but on Wednesday, I'll have to go.
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