Week 1 / 1週間目
The day after the surgery, I looked at the surgical scars and realized that I really did have surgery. There was pain and swelling, and I was scared to leave the Dutch clinic to return home in this condition…. Before leaving, I was taught how to climb up and down stairs with crutches.
The physiotherapist said, “You can live with this!” I had to laugh when the physiotherapist said this. (laughs) But I realized again that human life force is really amazing. I was still feeling good with all the adrenaline, and I had a good day back home. At any rate, I regret a little that I do not live in a one-story house… (crying).
Week 2 / 2週間目
After a very satisfying night of munching on sushi, the coordinator gives me some dietary guidance, which is now lined up at the top of my to-do list.
I need to reduce my normal 3,500 calorie diet to 3,050, mainly carbohydrates (staple foods). To repair my ligaments, I need to plan a menu based on collagen + vitamin C, omega 3, zinc, 350g of vegetables a day, etc. This will prevent the loss of muscle mass while exercising less. I’ve also started cooking, but the medication doesn’t give me much of an appetite, and I keep getting the feeling of air in my stomach and nausea. But cooking is a nice change of pace!