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Hospital food...are you on solid food after surgery? Hospital food...are you on solid food after surgery?

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Unread 11-02-2002, 09:49 PM
Hospital food...are you on solid food after surgery?

I'm sorry for all these silly questions. What do they feed you that night of surgery?...and the next couple of days? Thanks.
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Unread 11-02-2002, 09:52 PM
Hospital food...are you on solid food after surgery?

My surgery was at 9:30 am --- I was on a liquid diet for the next 2 days (didn't really feel like eating much the first day), but I was dying for real food the second!

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Unread 11-02-2002, 10:03 PM
Hospital food...are you on solid food after surgery?

I was scheduled for surg on a Wed. morn at 10 am. The day before, doc told me not to eat anything solid after 2 pm, and nothing at all after midnight. After my surg..I was too out of it and in too much pain to even think of food that night, but if I remember right, there was juice there..maybe jello.

The next day(Thurs), I was only allowed juice, broth, and jello untill I passed gas. By that time I was feeling better and getting hungry. Unfortunately I just could not seem to pass the gas! They gave me a bunch of stuff, and finally late that night I had the great passing! So the next morn, Friday, I was alowed a completely normal bfast, and have been eating regular food(in smaller amounts) ever since.

I try to eat very healthy, get some fiber, like cereal, and not miss meals. I avoid spicy things, gas producing foods like brocolli, carbonated soda(if u must have, let it go flat) etc, and drink TONS of water and walk often. Try to avoid too cold drinks also, and no straws. I used peri-colace(lax and stool softener) at first, but when I stopped using vicodin(except on extreme pain) and went to motrin instead, I have been having reg bms.

If I find I am gassy, I take gas-ex. Also, if you do use M of M, they have a new flavor, french vanilla I believe, and it is awesome tasting!

Good Luck!
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Unread 11-02-2002, 11:14 PM
Hospital food...are you on solid food after surgery?

My surgery was a LAVH. I had some water and juice about 3 hours after surgery and was having some toast and soup within 6 hours. Bythe next morning I had a regular breakfast.

Once I got home from the hospital I ate oatmeal, raisins, bran cereals, and drank hot tead and lots of water to avoid constipation.

Take care.

s
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Unread 11-03-2002, 07:09 AM
Hospital food...are you on solid food after surgery?

i was at the castle at 12pm, and my surgery finally happened at 4pm

i was on a reg diet the whole time i was in the castle, but i didnt want any of the solid food that was given to me.....i ate a couple of bites of a dinner roll is about it

and have been on solid food ever since
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Unread 11-03-2002, 07:19 AM
Hospital food...are you on solid food after surgery?

I had an LAVH and I was on a liquid diet for a day and a half before they gave me solid foods. Surg. on a Friday and my first solid meal was Sat night. Dr told me I could eat what I wanted when I got home but stay away from gassy and binding foods(broccoli, bananas, beans, etc). Didn't have much an appetite for the first few days anyway.
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Unread 11-03-2002, 08:29 AM
Hospital food...are you on solid food after surgery?

I think it must vary considerably. My surgery was at 7 AM and was rather long (jsut under 5 hours), but I was out of recovery and in my room by 2 P.M. and I felt like I was starving!

My Dr. had me on clear liquids only for 2 days before surgery, nothing after midnight plus I had to do a bowel prep.

I was given some juice and crackers which I held down without problems when I got to my room, and so I was given a regular diet starting with dinner that night. Now, even though I felt like I was very hungry, the hospital food didn't exactly appeal to me, so I ate lightly until I went home (surgery Fri. morning, home Sun. morning).

Best wishes and s
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Unread 11-03-2002, 08:54 AM
Food after surgery

I had liquids the night after my surgery. I had an upset stomach so this was best. My DR. doesn't believe in staying on the liquid diet so I could eat solid food as soon as I was hungry. I started on solid food at lunch the day following surgery. I am 9 days post-op, TAH-BSO, and I have been doing very well.
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Unread 11-03-2002, 06:47 PM
Hospital food...are you on solid food after surgery?

I was on a liquid diet until I passes gas. Then it was bland hospital food. YUCK! But, I didn't mind too much. Didn't have much of an appetite for a few days. I ate to get better. Didn't seem to feel like eating quite as much, though, even when things started to taste better.

Take care,

Mongie
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