Sunshine Through The Clouds

I am SO blessed.

Even though I’ve felt awful all day long, God has blessed me so much with this blog and the support from yall. Even when I felt at my worst today, reading your smiley comments made me feel even a little better. I cannot even thank you enough! I had no idea going into this that I would feel so awful……a couple years ago when I had the same surgery I was totally fine and then this time all hell breaks loose! Grrrrrrr

Anyways, please excuse my previous post because I was writing it and not even comprehending what I was writing. As I said before, it took me like five tries to get the post published. I think I was on, like, another planet all day long. My mom said I was talking and moaning in my sleep and for the life of me, I don’t remember talking to Ryan on the phone or saying goodbye to mom as she headed to work. After the initial puke (haha sorry), I called my doctor and told him what happened and he said it was probably because of me swallowing blood (again gag sorry) during the surgery and that I should drink some juice or a smoothie just to get something in me.

Well, I ended up throwing up a few more times then falling in and out of sleep for another hour or so before my dad went to Smoothie King for me and brought me back a huge strawberry/kiwi/something? to get some fluid in me. Since I’m not allowed to use straws for a few weeks, he poured a little bit of in a soup bowl for me to have.


This was probably only a 4th of a huge 28oz smoothie? It tasted AMAZING to me! At this point, the football game started and I started feeling a little hungry and better from the smoothie. So, I made what I like to call:

Sunshine in a Bowl

Serves 1 (easily could be doubled or tripled)

In a small saucepot, simmer about two cups (eyeball it) of organic chicken stock. Add a few sprigs fresh thyme and a squeeze of a whole lemon. When simmering, drop an egg in and stir with a fork for a few minutes so that the egg cooks and creates thin little eggy strands all throughout the soup. Season with fresh ground pepper and serve.


This seriously brought me back. You all HAVE to try this soup next time you are feeling under the weather. I think I’ll make more tomorrow. There’s not much else I CAN eat right now except soups, poached eggs, yogurt, ice cream, jello……….

And then around 9:00, my mom came home from work and brought me coconut D’lites! I didn’t want to try to eat the whole thing (because of my tummy), so I just scooped a little bit into a mug:


I’m starting to feel a little pain but don’t want to take another vicodin so I took an ibp800 instead. Still watching the game right now (ryan’s there!)  but I probably will head up for the night soon. Even though I hated to do it, I’m so glad that I called to cancel my place in the Publix training workshop I’m supposed to go to tomorrow morning at 8. The workshop isn’t even in Tampa and I think I need another morning to be in bed and rest.

Thank you all again for being so supportive and sending good thoughts and prayers my way! Much appreciated 🙂

You Might Also Like

  • Katie
    January 8, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Hey Jenna! I’m so glad to hear the surgery went well & I hope you feel 100 better tommorow! 🙂 sometimes things like that make us realize how blessed we are.

  • BethT
    January 8, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Mmm, so is that basically straciatella? (Italian egg drop soup?) I had that at a restaurant recently and it was delish!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    January 8, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better Jenna. Sounds like your parents are taking good care of you. Hope you get some good rest tonight after the game.

  • Kristen
    January 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Hey I hope you are feeling better! Just think soon enough you will be doing yoga again and thats a happy thing!

  • Shelby
    January 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I hope you feel better soon hun!

    Love the smoothie, it sounds really tasty.

  • Marissa
    January 8, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I am allergic to vicodin and codine. I am able to take Percacet (not sure on spelling) so I know what you mean by taking regular medicine instead of pain meds. I’m sorry today has been less than great. 🙁 That is really smart of you to take tomorrow for a day of rest. It should hopefully help your recovery!

  • caroline
    January 8, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Good call, better to rest up and get back to health before adding any stress 🙂 Feel better soon , I have crazy Gators for neighboors, eek!

  • Emily
    January 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Jenna! I’m so sorry you’re having a crummy day! At least God gave us smoothies, right?;)
    Rest up and relax sweetie, you are stronger than you know:)

  • carolinebee
    January 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Yay i’m glad you’re feeling a lil better! And your previous post didn’t really sound drug-hazed at all 😀 That’s so nice you’re at home with the parents to take care of u, rest up!

  • Cassie
    January 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Ohhhhhh I feel sooooo bad for you!!! I hope you feel better soon! And I hope you make it to yoga, I wish I could go! It sounds amazing…Good luck girl keep smiling (even if it hurts!)

  • Katie
    January 8, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    You poor thing! The first time I had that surgery it was AWFUL… the pain and meds made me so emotional that I screamed and cried because my dad picked up the wrong kind of jello!! Hang in there Jenna! And don’t forget to watch as many crappy movies as you can 🙂

  • Oh She Glows
    January 8, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I just got caught up on your blog posts today and I feel so badly for you hun! (hugs) I hope you wake up tomorrow feeling more like yourself. You deserve all the rest in the world, a new book, and some fun yoga when you are all better!


  • Sharon
    January 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Glad you are feeling great! Great eats! Sunshine in a bowl, yum!

  • emily
    January 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    it’s great that you’re feeling healthier, and it’s even better that the blog was a sorce of relief!

  • Jenny
    January 8, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Glad you are feeling just a bit better, I hate that you’ve had such an awful time! Mouth surgeries are terrible. But at least you got some good fuel in you (yum smoothie AND soup!)

    Hope you have a restful night!

  • Kailey
    January 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Aww Jenna!! You are such a trooper! I once had this horrid gum problem and couldn’t eat solids- I turned into a bitter, bitter woman. You are so positive it’s amazing! We are all praying for ya and hoping a speedy recovery is on the way!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    January 8, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I’m so relieved you are feeling better…but gosh, if I didn’t have tears in my eyes reading about your misery! This too shall pass! I hope you feel 10000% better in the morning!

  • Janet
    January 9, 2009 at 12:15 am

    You poor thing! I’m glad you are starting to feel better. That soup looks delicious!

    I recently had my wisdom teeth out and then got braces so I feel ya on the soft foods! I really enjoyed polenta (the stovetop kind) when I was recovering.

    Your blog is great and I’m glad it’s cheering you up while you are recovering!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    January 9, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Feel better soon!

  • Anne P
    January 9, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Aw you poor thing, I hope you are better today! What surgery did you get??

  • Ali
    January 9, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Hi Jenna… So glad to see you are feeling at least a little better… being stomach sick is literally the WORST feeling. I was surprised though that you were allowed to eat before surgery… I feel like even when I have had minor things done I am never allowed food/drink for 24 hours prior?! Just a thought, but maybe (and I hope not!) if you have to have any more work done, it might go better on an empty stomach? I don’t know, my mom is a nurse and she said usually it just allows the stomach to absorb and not get upset… anyways… I hope you feel so much better tomorrow!! Sending good wishes your way!!

  • Glidingcalm
    January 9, 2009 at 6:13 am

    feel better Jenna!!!

  • Mara
    January 9, 2009 at 6:17 am

    I’m glad you were able to consume SOMETHING! I’m sure that’ll help you feel tons better!

  • justjen
    January 9, 2009 at 6:19 am

    I hope you feel wonderful this morning and can relax and get your strength back.

  • VeggieGirl
    January 9, 2009 at 6:27 am

    I’m glad that you have this blog too – you’re a wonderful blogger and friend!! Email me to catch up when you get the chance 🙂

  • Alexia
    January 9, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Glad you are feeling a little better! Helps when you have a lot of support!

  • Courtney
    January 9, 2009 at 7:35 am

    Hope you will be feeling well enough for yoga! It is going to be amazing! Don’t know if you got my email, but I will be attending too! Woo! Feel better!

  • Bree
    January 9, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Glad you are starting to feel better, take it easy & I hope today is a much better day for you!

  • Jenna 2
    January 9, 2009 at 7:45 am

    I hope you feel better! 🙂 your surgery sounds absolutely horrible! hopefully you won’t have to have it done any more!

  • Kath
    January 9, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Love your title 🙂 Glad you’re feeling better.

    I love egg drop soup and have been wanting to try it at home for ages. Thanks for the confidence – seems easy!