Broth - clear liquids PRE-OP! yuck!!!
Jell-o, okay the first two times around but by 4pm Jell-o wants to make me sick.
So I reach for the broth for something warm for lunch, holy heck is that stuff NASTY plain. I was telling my mother about how gross it was, she suggested the broth from cooking Ramen Noodles, my son ate the noodles and I sit here with a steaming bowl of *broth* in front of me.
I need opinions before I go buy more Ramen Noodles. IS this considered a CLEAR BROTH?!
I am on day 2 of clear liquids for surgery on Tuesday. So far it is has not been an issue for me. I would worry about the sodium in ramen noodles but if hypertension is not an issue for you then it may be ok.
Thursday night I took my boxed chicken broth and simmered onions, carrots, garlic, celery - basically cleaned out my fridge. Anyway simmered them to get out all their flavors, strained out the food and now have a delicious broth to get me through the weekend.
between the broth, hot caff-free tea, crystal ligh****er, jello and sugar free popsicles I always have something near at hand and not even thinking about what I am not eating. At my last pre-op apt Tuesday I was told getting through these 4 days is the toughest mental aspect of our whole new journey.
I hope the weekend goes well for you and good luck with surgery on Monday.
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I am feeling like a bit of a limp noodle right now. I am adding some Sprite and some White Tea to the mixture, see if that helps.
Thank you EVERYONE!!
On my pre-op diet I was able to drink protein drinks. I only had to have clear liquids for a few days after surgery(post-op). You may want to call and confirm whether you are to have clear liquids or just liquids. Protein drinks would provide more substance and energy for you.
I drank the low sodium chicken or beef stock in the box. When stock is made they use both the meat and veggies so it has a more rounded soup flavor. Broth is jus****er, meat, and bones. You would probably enjoy the stock better.
As far as protein goes, I am a convert. I detest the powders and have switched to Isopure zero carb ready to drink. The apple melon tastes like apple pucker, a little sour, but almost completely masks the protein taste. My second favorite is grape frost to mix things up occasionally (icy orange is third). They are clear, best when cold, and easy to grab on the go. Glass bottles make it a bit bulky, but 40g of protein in 20oz, makes it easy to say "I'm at 50g protein today, I need 70, need to drink me 10 more ounces".
Good luck, the first couple weeks on clear liquids are the worst. Try some sugar free popsicles, they have good ones from Crystal light, also, plain water was a pain in the ass for me, I liked mixing in some crystal light, my favorite drink mix was lemon berry breeze by hawaiian punch it wasn't too sweet, or too sour.