Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I went to the surgeon for a follow up and all seems to be on track. I'm under four more weeks of restrictions and I'll see him again then. I have hit the stage where I am fatigued and much to my dismay I am craving meat and dairy. I had found myself eating all day long and still feeling like I was starving. I don't know if it is related to needing more protein for healing or if it is related to my iron levels. I gave in tonight and ate some lean ground turkey and cheese to see if it would help since even with my vitamins and trying to eat healthful foods I am so fatigued. I'm not sure where this leaves me for the next few weeks, because after a few hours I was still satisfied. I don't know if I need to give myself a break until I have had time to heal or if I need to accept that given my anemia, allergies, and a couple of other problems I may not be able to sustain a long term vegan diet. I'm playing it by ear at this point and trying to listen to my body.