I will be having another surgery on September 7th and post-operatively, I will not be allowed to eat or drink anything by mouth for at least 6 weeks. I will be completely fueled by total parenteral nutrition (TPN). For the past 7 years I have had a combination of TPN and eating a regular or special diet. Not eating for 6 weeks is going to be tough, so in order to distract myself from food, I have decided to journal about life without food. I have had periods of time without eating before and each time it is a challenge. I hope that by journaling I can keep myself occupied and focused on the goal of improving my overall heath!