Hey all, just an update about my hospital experience. The first day was hard, because obviously I hadn't been able to order my food in advance, so I ate dry cereal... no soy milk... bananas, and PBnJ's. I guess I "cheated" once when I ate pancakes, but it was that or nothing. But once I was able to talk to a dietitian and explain what I could and couldn't eat, they were very accommodating. The food was far from good, but at least they made an effort.
I was also surprised by the mellow reactions I rec'd from my fellow patients. No one batted an eyelid when I said I was vegan - although I was disappointed no one seemed particularly curious either ... no vegangelizing opportunities presented themselves
The only person who was curious was my veggie psychiatrist who couldn't understand the juxtaposition of vegan and f*cked up alcoholic.
Anyway, I am doing well now and wish everyone a happy, healthy New Year.