Broth - clear liquids PRE-OP! yuck!!!
on 11/12/10 11:19 am
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?!
on 11/12/10 11:47 am
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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on 11/13/10 4:13 am
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.