Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A carnivore no more

So, I've given up meat...  I've decided that my body just doesn't process it right.  I am absolutely terrified of ever having another surgery and so even though my mouth salivates for the precious flesh of animal meat, I am going to listen to my stomach instead.

Unfortunately, I don't really eat many vegetables either.  So what do you call someone who is neither a carnivore, nor a herbivore?  I'm not really sure.  Maybe a starchivore?  A pastavore?  A soupavore?

If anyone has any recipes that cleverly disguise vegetables and are easy for the body to digest, I would be most grateful!

To be serious for a moment, I have to say that I am not exaggerating when I say that I am terrified of going into the hospital again.  It's strange, I an honestly say that I have never really been afraid of anything in this way.   It feels like it is always lurking under the surface.  Any ache, any pain brings me into panic mode, imagining the worst.  This is even when my doctor has told me repeatedly that I am "cured."  I just wish I was as convinced.  It isn't like me to be so negative, but then again, I haven't really gone through anything like this before.

Luckily, I have Spencer, who is very good at holding me in his arms, kissing me, and telling me everything will be OK; and for a while the fear does subside and I do feel safe.


Mindy said...

You are too cute. By the way, it's really not that bad to go without meat. My dad's a vegetarian so we never had meat at home growing up. We had lots of beans and pasta. Try Boca meat...and good luck with the change!!

Trena said...

Tammy, this post brough tears to my eyes! My sister's sister-in-law is a vegetarian and she doesn't like vegetables. We always make fun of her because she doesn't like meat, and she doesn't really like vegetables! She hates salad. I'll ask her what she eats and let you know if anything is worth while. Always trust your body and what it's telling you. You know better than any doctor!