Holly and Edie B came to visit me last week and we had a fun little Seattle trip.
We thought it would be fun to have Sunday brunch at the top of the Space Needle. Once we were seated and given the menus, we realized that it was a fixed menu and price - $48 for three courses. Uh, crap. I can eat 1/2 to 1 cup of food at a time. This is the kind of stuff I am dealing with. When the waiter approached I went into my "story". "Hi, so this will sound weird, but about two months ago I had my entire stomach removed, so is there anyway that I can just order off the kids menu?"
It's so ridiculous. He was really nice and told me that they wouldn't force feed me and got me a kids menu, which was still too much food. He offered me a scoop of ice cream at the end of the meal, but that also had to be turned down since I can't have simple sugars. WAHHHH! He kept insisting, and I didn't want to get into the science of no stomach and sugars (sick city) so I just had to keep saying, "I can't" until he let it go.
This is just a sample of what you will experience if you go to a restaurant with me. . .it's lots of fun!
A plus side of the last few months - I have amazing disability parking at work now. I used to have to park halfway across campus, but now I'm within 100' of my building. Whoop!