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#541569 - 08/07/09 05:21 PM Eating Healthily after Surgery
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I just had surgery to fix a deviated septum. I have a nose cast and everything smile



It is key to eat healthy foods so you can heal up quickly. They have to be squishy foods though smile How do you manage both?

Chicken broth and beef broth are staples of healing. Protein is key for your body! Also my boyfriend is grinding up my chewable multivitamins, Vitamin C and fiber pills and I eat that like the pixie dust candy kids eat. So that helps a lot.

I've asked him to get me some butternut squash, split pea soup and I've had broccoli soup. Any sort of mushy vegetable is a good thing.

Rest and lots of water are of course key smile

I finished the surgery about 5pm on Wed and I'm already done needing to take pain pills. So far things are going relatively smoothly!
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#541671 - 08/07/09 10:48 PM Re: Eating Healthily after Surgery [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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Oh my gosh Lisa, you look like it hurts so much. You poor sweetie...

How do the ground up vitamins taste?
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#541826 - 08/09/09 08:18 PM Re: Eating Healthily after Surgery [Re: WalkingGranny]
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It is definitely not fun. Today it doesn't hurt badly but there are occasional stabbing pains in my lower nostril area. I'm hoping those will end soon.

The ground up vitamins are great, like orange pixie dust! I like it a lot. All my vitamins are orange flavored - the multivitamin, the two fiber pills and the vitamin C tablet. All are chewable.
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#541848 - 08/10/09 04:28 AM Re: Eating Healthily after Surgery [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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Sounds like you've got a handle on how to get your nutrients. Hope the pain goes away soon.
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#542653 - 08/14/09 12:57 AM Re: Eating Healthily after Surgery [Re: WalkingGranny]
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It is mostly pain free now, just twinges down by my nostrils still. The cast is off so now I wait until next Thursday to get the inside plastic stints out smile

I'm actually chewing my vitamins again! And I eat soft food like palak paneer (spinach saag). I'm getting there!
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#547014 - 09/07/09 08:10 AM Re: Eating Healthily after Surgery [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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Hi Lisa,
It's been about a year sicne I lastw rote. I was sorry to hear about your surgery but was happy to read that you are doing better and on your way to a full recovery smile

I had my share of health issues as well. I had to fly back home to Israel last DEcember for an emergency hip surgery. I had a massive infection in my hip joint. I have had 5 surgeries so far the last one was 3 months ago. I have had my hip joint removed completely and now am waiting for my 6th surgery (hopfully in a month) so I can get a new hip joint and can walk again.

Since this ordeal started I have lost track of eating proparly for a while but came back to my low carbs rutine 3 months ago (after my 5th surgery). I must say it was quite frustrating since I can't move much (the muscles don't work as they should without a bone support), I haven't managed to lose the amount of weight I needed. I have started over yesterday adn cut my carbs intake to less then 20g per day (and that only comes from the veggies I eat). I am hoping that this will wokr because as you said after surgery eating healthy is esantial for recovery smile

I hope you feel better and I'm glad to be back smile
Have a great labor day weekend smile

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#547022 - 09/07/09 10:22 AM Re: Eating Healthily after Surgery [Re: Lilue]
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Wow Lilue you have definitely been through a lot! I am so glad to hear you will be able to walk again soon!

You definitely want to be as healthy as you can be for your body to heal properly after surgery. So drink lots of water, eat lots of fresh, healthy veggies. I know it's a pain when it's so easy to eat junk food but it really is worth the effort!

How long after the next surgery will you be able to start working on walking?
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#547279 - 09/08/09 09:10 PM Re: Eating Healthily after Surgery [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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Usually after a hip replacement you they make you take a few steps the day after surgery. In my case sicne it's was an infected hip and sicne they had to break my thigh bone to removed the prosthesis I had before (it's going to be my 3rd replacment)it could take longer for me to start walking. I'm hoping that the newxt day I'll be able to start. It usually takes a few weeks to go from a walker to crutches, then a cain adn after you graduate to walking without any help smile I cna't wait for it to happen so I cna go back to my life smile

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#547542 - 09/10/09 02:31 AM Re: Eating Healthily after Surgery [Re: Lilue]
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Wow, I was complaining about them tweaking my nose, I can't even imagine them breaking my thigh bone!! You poor thing! I hope they get you healthy soon.
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#547701 - 09/10/09 01:22 PM Re: Eating Healthily after Surgery [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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I'm actually doing very well considering the situation. It's all a game of patiance if you ask me.Once they surgical pain is gone and the staples come out it's all about being patient and coping with the side effects of the antibiotics I'm taking (I've been on antibiotics for 7 months now, both oral and intervinous).
Anywho, thank you guys for the support, that means everything, it gives hope and helps with the patiance part of the wait till I can have my next surgery smile
All of you, keep being your amazing selves smile

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