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Unread 01-08-2006, 11:43 PM
Good food, bad food...

Any recommendations which food to avoid after the operation to ease gas pains etc? I guess this should really go into the post-op section but I need to plan now before going to the hospital and stock up the fridge and pantry.
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Unread 01-09-2006, 02:32 AM
Good food, bad food...

Hi Annapurna:
Just a quick note, you are Pre-Op so all of your questions should be asked in Pre-op. There are a lot of post-op women who come to pre-op to help out. :smilie5:

Foods to avoid are things like, cabbage, broccoli, tomato sauce, pasta ... I'm sure there are a whole lot more. You should get a lot of great idea's.

Best wishes to you and I look forward to reading how you are over in Post-op as soon as you are able to let us know!

Unread 01-09-2006, 04:06 AM
Good food, bad food...

this link helped me a lot regarding diet to aid in healing...
It was offered by a sister in my pre-op period...
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Unread 01-09-2006, 09:09 AM
Good food, bad food...

I ate an "alkaline" diet after. Crackers, soft stuff, soup, applesauce. You want to avoid spicy food and condiments. I didn't drink with a straw or anything carbonated. I didn't eat any food that constipates, like cheese. This should help you!
Unread 01-09-2006, 09:56 AM
Good food, bad food...

Remember to continue to eat foods rich in fiber. I had gas pains, but it reassured me that there was movement. Phazyme helps with gas and you can buy it at your local store. I snuck some into the hospital with me.
Unread 01-09-2006, 11:24 AM
Good food, bad food...

Here's what I avoided after surgery.... anything which caused me gastric stress. Nothing too spicy (no Mexican and Italian food, no matter how much I loved it!! ), and no broccoli, onions, or cucumbers. If it doesn't agree with you now, you'll probably want to avoid it for a time!

Here's another little tip -- be prepared for some foods you love now to completely "turn you off" after surgery. I stocked up on grapefruit and yogurt before my surgery because they are some of my favorite quick snacks, and I couldn't bear to even LOOK at them for several weeks after surgery! I wanted peanut butter toast and mashed potatoes instead.

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