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Unread 03-09-2012, 09:06 PM
cooking post-op

Hi - Kitty here - - I will be having a TAH-BSO soon - just waiting for the surgical scheduler to call me with a date.

I was thinking about marathon cooking prior to my visit to the castle and freezing our meals ahead of time.

How long did you other princesses wait before resuming kitchen duty? I have found things that say not to cook for a while during recovery, but not really how long. How many days, weeks, of meals should I prepare?

And, no, I don't eat my DH's cooking... Neither would the kids when they were growing up.

Thanks, ladies - hugs
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Unread 03-09-2012, 09:31 PM
Re: cooking post-op

Grannykat -

I had a TAH BSO, and it took me about two weeks before I could cook a meal, and then I had to make them pretty short and still have help part way through (DH would finish). It was probably four weeks before I could do a complete meal by myself. Even then I tried to keep them simple.

I would recommend lots of frozen meals, and then meals that are really easy that do not require much standing for prep and cooking.

Good luck to you...

Unread 03-09-2012, 09:41 PM
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TAH BSO here as well and I can say it was probably about 2 weeks. I also did the marathon cooking sessions and put up frozen meals. It was such a relief to know that these meals were already cooked and all that was needed was to take them out of the freezer! It will give you a peace of mind to have this done.

Good luck on your surgery and hope you have a great recovery!
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Unread 03-09-2012, 09:44 PM
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Hi there. I made a ton of soup and some nice chicken and a pork roast and froze small portions. My neighbors have been bringing food over--heaven bless them! I had a lot of fresh fruit and veggies in the house and I haven't gotten constipated. Soup was what really appealed to me the first week. It helped me stay hydrated too. All i do is microwave now. Good luck with surgery and recovery
Unread 03-09-2012, 09:48 PM
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Thank you - I was also wondering about the appetite - I will make some light meals (soups and such) for me for the first bit, and probably more substantial stuff for hubby - fortunately he likes about anything I make. I wish chicken and dumplin's froze well
Unread 03-09-2012, 09:58 PM
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Hi there! Me to! About 2 weeks before cooking . I love to cook , but I was lucky that I had family members to help out. Yes , soup helped me out too the first week. Drink lots of water to keep hydrated and move around a little bit. I found that I coundn't eat to much because my inner stitches felt like they were pulling when my stomach got big from eating. Good luck, hugs to you for your surgery day.
Unread 03-10-2012, 06:11 AM
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I froze chili, and meatloaf. Now it is only something easy like soup and grilled cheese. 5 weeks post op, love to cook but can't get my groove back. I lost my appetite as well. I am up every 2 hours. Do not sleep well at all. Will ask doctor what to do next week at post op appt.
Unread 03-11-2012, 05:24 PM
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Hi Jerseygirl54! Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but relax and take your time about cooking. Everything will come back to normal. I to, at times feel confused and absent minded but I push a little. I think I'm eating less...but why aren't the pounds going down? Hmmmm?As far as the sleeping matter, i started drinking some herbal "sleeptime" tea, is seems to work. Let me know what your Doctor says about it . Hey, Do you have any belly swelling? Talk to you soon.
Unread 03-11-2012, 05:59 PM
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Have swelly belly late in the afternoon and early evening. I have lost weight, but can't figure out how either.

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