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Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery?? Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery??

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Unread 06-23-2008, 12:03 PM
Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery??

I was wondering if any of you have suggestions for what to eat the day before surgery . I am scheduled July 3rd for a TAH and will not need to do a bowel prep beforehand .

I know they told me to eat "light" but I was wondering what would be good, I was thinking about having rice & soup mostly.

Any suggestions would be very helpful~Thanks
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Unread 06-23-2008, 12:12 PM
Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery??

I had the bowel prep and I was on clear liquids like clear soup, popcicles, tea.
Unread 06-23-2008, 01:11 PM
Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery??

Hi there. My doctor told me to eat light and if I wanted to, I could have a piece of baked chicken (no spices!) and rice. I don't have to have a bowel prep either. I wish nothing but the best for you my friend! Hugs!
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Unread 06-23-2008, 01:28 PM
Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery??

I, too, ate light. I knew that history would repeat itself and I would come out of surgery throwing up so I figured what went in would have to come out. The day before I had jello, broth and a fruit smoothie. My nerves we going and I really was not hungry anyway.
Unread 06-23-2008, 02:09 PM
Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery??

I'd suggest something high in protein but light, like sushi or a chicken dish. If you generally "void out" your evening meal by the morning, then you don't have anything to worry about, but once you go into the hospital and they start the IV and wheel you in, whatever is left in your intestines is going to slow down while digesting and cause you some major gas after surgery.

I ate what I wanted since my system has been wonky after my gall bladder surgery. I was fine and didn't have bowel prep either. I just made sure to follow the "nothing after midnight" rule.

If you're worried about nausea, let the anesthetist know and they can give you something pre-op. I wouldn't do liquid diet though, fill up because it may be the last good meal you'll feel like eating for a while. Keep the soups and jello for post-op meals at home.
Unread 06-23-2008, 02:13 PM
Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery??

hi . i am scheduled for july 15. totally scared. also dont have to do bowel prep. will probably drink prune juice so i go in the morning, i hope. i have problems with constipation.
thanks for the good ideas.
luv to all
Unread 06-23-2008, 02:14 PM
Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery??

"Void Out" the next morning? No way!! I may not go but once or twice a week. Does that mean I need to start my fluids now - seven days out? LOL!!

Sorry, those once-a-day people annoy me!! Actually I think I'm jealous.

I'm in a silly mood - I'll blame it on the painkillers!!
Unread 06-23-2008, 10:40 PM
Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery??

Thanks for the great suggestions
I had gallbladder surgery end of January and this concern didn't matter much then because I couldn't eat anything anyway so it was all good, but I was wondering for this particular surgery.
I have my pre-op with my doc. on wednesday so this is one of the questions I have on the very long list of questions I have for her.
Thanks Again,
Unread 06-24-2008, 09:02 AM
Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery??

i wish you luck and luv. so glad to share with you all.
Unread 06-24-2008, 09:13 AM
Any Suggestions for Meals Night Before Surgery??

I ate a little bit of chicken with a little rice and carrots (lightly buttered). No spices and especially not garlic, you don't want your breath to smell bad! I was still hungry later, so I had jello and broth.
Best wishes to you!

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