Ok so surgery date is in 6 days. I have been counting down to this date for 6 months and it is just about here but I feel like my house isn't ready.
Maybe it is just because the fridge is EMPTY but I feel like I don't have everything stocked in the house that I may need....
What do you suggest having on hand for the 1st few weeks post op -
So Far I have:
Cream of wheat, premiere protein shakes, SF pudding mix, all the vitamins I could possibly think of, SF jello (even though I hate jello), broth/stock, protein powder in 3 flavors.
That can't possibly be enough to keep me through the 1st week right? What am i missing (can't have any dairy or egg due to IBS)
Thank you, it is nice to be reassured. I am having total anxiety even though I know I can send people out for any groceries I need. Also have a toddler that I feel I have little food for but all she eats is tofu cucumber and broccoli which is crazy for a 2 and a half year old but whatever. Maybe I just need I do a big shop to feel I have stuff in the house >.
on 12/4/13 1:25 am
LF cream soup you can have. I know i had WAY too much waiting for me when i got home. When you see how little you will be eating it should help.. I had to learn not to buy so many groceries because lots went to waste. I had to wait for my head to grasp the fact that i dont need that much food lol..You will do great hun...I am excited for you..Krista..
For the first week I mostly ate cream soups - can you eat those with IBS? Otherwise it sounds like you are totally prepared! I had more leftover tidbits in the fridge the first two weeks - a can of soup would last for days and days. So even though the fridge looks empty you probably have more than enough :) Try and relax and enjoy the last few days before surgery!
I had tomato soup on about the sixth day with no issues, before that I was eating cream of mushroom. Not sure about V8, I've never liked it so not sure about whether it's ok or not :)
A at orientation at hrrh they have is a sample menu and items you can have or each phase and v8 was on there bu*****pically gives me heartburn so I think I will avoid it anyways.
was that a green pea soup or a split pea soup? Split pea is my favorite but typically very high in fat with all the lard they use in the canned ones. Do oyu remember what brand if you found a good one within our guidelines?
on 12/4/13 1:16 am - oshawa, Canada