1 Week Post-Op
Hey Everyone! Just wanted to share that today makes one week since I had surgery last Monday! So far it has been an up hill battle especially with getting all my protein in, but I am doing ok with the fluids. Since surgery I have lost 10 pounds the first week, and my total all together is 33 pounds lost since I started my pre-op diet on 09/29/13.
Btw: I tried some mashed potatoes today and I ate them slowly and they did not affect me at all. I just had to try something different. So tired of water...chicken broth....sugar free jello...crystal light! I will be glad when I am off all liquids..one more week left! Thank God!
I tried to post a pic but I am not sure how...any tips???
My surgeons plan calls for liquids the first two meals on day 1 post op, then I was allowed pureed food & super soft foods chewed down to apple sauce consistency from this point on until I'm 4-6 weeks post op. I have been eating things like Greek yogurt, cream of wheat made with light original soy milk for breakfast everyday so far, pureed bean & ham soup (lots of protein), and more. If I wasn't allergic to avocado, banana, and eggs I'd be allowed those, too, as long as the bananas and avocados are pureed, and the egg is SUPER soft scrambled. He said once I hit 4 weeks I can start to experiment with solids, but if it's not working for me to keep going with pureed & soft foods.
The "thicker" foods (if you can even say that about pureed food, lol, I have to eat very slow. The looser food are easier for me to eat.