I feel your pain. 8 years ago I had to spend almost 3-1/2 months in the hospital because of problems arising from heart valve replacement surgery. The hospital, (Medical City Dallas) served the most atrociously bad food I ever had! The food I ate in the army in 1962 was "gourmet" in comparison.
Upon my return home, my (then) wife prepared her specialty ~ chicken fried steak, cream gravy and "mashers". I felt like I had gone to heaven without dying. Try it. You’ll like it!