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Unread 11-13-2008, 03:22 PM

I know this might sound a little weird - but I am trying to plan ahead - as I am currently working two jobs and need to prepare.

I would like to make some things in advance and possibly freeze them for later. Any suggestions? Are there things that I am not going to feel like eating?? Should I just plan light meals??


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Unread 11-13-2008, 04:06 PM

I have not done any of this yet as my surgery is coming up on Dec 5th. But in the past I have made homemade Chili and Chicken soup in large amounts and freeze it. Chili and soups are an easy thing to make that freezes well.

However, if you decide to make Chicken soup, I would suggest Chicken soup with rice instead of egg noodles as the egg noodles don't handle freezing well and they end up very mushy.

I have heard that Turkey freezes well but we have never tried this, we usually eat it all up as leftovers.
Unread 11-13-2008, 04:07 PM

I dont really know how our appetites will be while we are recovering, but I am concerned about this also.
Whenever I have had a baby, I always prepare meals ahead:
lasagna freezes well - I boil the noodles, fry the beef, add in my fave spag. sauce, and layer noodles, meat, cheese, repeat... so easy!
my mom's yummy dish freezes well too:
cook up 1lb ground beef - drain, add in 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 can beef broth, season with salt, add in what ever pre-cooked veggies you want, potatoes are good. Cook for about 10min on low, freeze!

I also have a super easy soup recipe that keeps for atleast a week in the fridge, I plan on getting my dd to cook it for me once I get home, super low fat.
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Unread 11-13-2008, 04:39 PM

I pretty much ate my normal food but I would suggest you freeze in smaller portions to normal as you may not have much of an appetite to start with.

Soups. stews, casseroles are all great but I struggled with anything spicy as it made the gas pains worse.

Good luck!

Unread 11-13-2008, 06:12 PM

I couldn't bear the sight of solid food for about 6 days post-op, but I craved soup. I didn't have time to make any before my surgery, so I just bought cartons of those new V8 soups, and that has served me well. I also ate scrambled eggs. I would get hungry but then find I could eat only a little bit. Sherbet, Jello...kid food like that. But now, on the 8th day, I'm famished and could hoover through a Beef Wellington if given the chance, I think.

And I agree with Katy...avoid gassy foods at all costs. Seriously.
Unread 11-14-2008, 07:20 AM

I made and froze loads of things the weeks before my surgery and I'm sooo happy I did it! Woman's day cookbook has an "investment cooking" section that is wonderful. I imagine it is available online and I know there are lots of other websites on this subject, too. I have enjoyed it so much that I intend to cook ahead on a regular basis. The other sisters are right-make sure you have some nice light things on hand for your first few days.
Good luck and happy cooking,
Unread 11-14-2008, 08:46 AM

I wasn't allowed to eat post op until I had gas. From not being able to eat after midnight the night before surgery (My last meal was actually at 7pm) until I farted, 28 hours had passed and I was starving. My fart was rewarded with a serving of pudding (Kitchen was closed because it was 4am). I was hungry but afraid to eat bacause I didn't want to feel constipated. Like the others are telling you, don't eat gassy foods. Also, don't be suprised if it takes you a few days to have a BM.

Unread 11-14-2008, 08:59 AM

Nurse78, you just made me laugh with your pudding reward story! Thanx I needed that.
Unread 11-14-2008, 09:16 AM

I started thinking about the constipation thing too. Maybe some "Activia" around the house would not be the worst thing. A light snack that would hopefully get things moving??
Unread 11-14-2008, 11:03 AM

I have a bottle of milk of magnesia in my cupboard already, along with Gas-x pills.I am taking the hints very seriously to avoid constipation and gas. BM's and me have a long torrid history of clashing! lol

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