My favorite kind of sandwich to eat is made with farmer's multiple grain bread, fresh from the "warm baker," with butter spread on it and thick slices of goat cheese. I eat about three or four of them a day and, with my new and improved stomach, I can only say that these are wonderful and fulfilling experiences. As I am finding out that there are more and more foods that I tolerate, I am trying all sorts of different things and having a lot of success so far. I immediately know when something isn't a good idea to eat and stop eating it right away and never try it again, but it does not happen very often.
As far as I can conclude, I must have been suffering from chronic gastritis that was caused by a bacteria for several years. The treatment for this is a course with a strong antibiotic and that is what I had to take care of my pneumonia. Since then, most of my stomach problems have disappeared. Of course, I have some sensitivity still, because the lining of my stomach must have been damaged and it doesn't react well to fatty and spicy foods. I hope over time this will heal itself and stop being sore. But the difference before and after the antibiotics is amazing and I think I will be done losing weight now. I enjoy eating again and have a good appetite.
I had extra thick pea soup with sausage and pork in it for lunch and that would have been unthinkable two weeks ago. The meat in the soups I eat is the only meat I have in my diet and for the rest I get my protein from cheese and vanilla pudding. I have been looking at all the different products available in my grocery store on their website so that I can plan my shopping list better and add some more variety. You do discover all sorts of unexpected foods that way.
I have to take a nap now. It is that time of day again.