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Hi i am 6 weeks post-op from TAH My doctor told me to eat light foods not just clear diet he suggested soup toast crackers kind of like sick foods. hope this helps. good luck with surgery your surgery date is my 6 week check up day. hope your recovery goes well.
According to what is usually considered clear liquids by hospitals, nurses, and doctors it does not include sherbert (can you see through that?). It does include popsicles.
It does not include coke but 7 up or sprite or ginger ale is ok. Tea, some places include coffee but better off sticking to tea.
Broth is ok (must be just the broth, don't try straining soup you could get more than you should on this diet and would hate to see someone trying to strain a cream soup and think that is ok).
Fruit juice as long as it has no pulp is not ok...this would include some types of orange juices now. Apple, Cranberry, cranapple, cranraspberry, grape (white would be best) juices are ok. Any of the flavored sparkling waters should be ok too.
Any flavor plain jello.
You can get pretty full on this in good amounts. Doesn't keep you full though so you may want to have a late snack of it also.
I am sorry you have to do this the day before. Unless there may be some bowel surgery as a possibility, most hospitals are now saying that you can have a regular meal the day before and then a clear liquid meal 8-10 ours preop then nothing to eat. I think some of the new antinausea meds are so efficient that they are able to do this more for us now. Unfortunately most of the doctors have not caught up with what the anesthesiologists have found out.