I had been consuming Soylent 1.5 at home exclusively for two weeks and version 2.0 for about one week when it first shipped… when I had an unexpected and completely not linked to Soylent medical situation. My appendix became inflamed, formed an abscess and needed to be removed. I stress again: this was not related to consuming Soylent.
I was in the hospital for five days and connected to a IV drip for, ironically, fluid nutrition. When I was released, I had no appetite what-so-ever. My stomach had shrunk so I couldn’t eat much even if I wanted to. Solid food could easily make me nauseous, and throwing up with 18 staples in my abdomen was not something I wanted to experience. Any solid food I could eat required that I take a prescription anti-nausea pill before hand.
Soylent 2.0 to the rescue! Thankfully, when I got home from the hospital, I had about a week’s supply in the refrigerator. I was able to consumer Soylent 2.0 for each meal without issue… No nausea, no feeling like I was forcing myself to eat or consuming more than I could.
I can’t help but think: “What if I didn’t have Soylent 2.0 as an option?” Honestly, I would have been nibbling at saltine crackers, drinking water, maybe having vegetable broth soup every-so-often. I would have been getting horrible nutrition and I have no doubt that would have slowed down my recovery.
I think the medical industry should seriously consider Soylent as an option for patients who are in recovery and have moved past clear liquids only. I’m really quite grateful that this stuff exists!