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How long were you on clear liquids POST Surgery?

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Started by DanaInNewOrleans, Dec 24, 2012 8:44 PM
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    DanaInNewOrleans

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Posted December 24, 2012 - 8:44 PM

#1
I've been on clear liquids since last Wednesday night. My surgery was 7am Friday...I've been existing on Popsicles, chicken broth, beef broth, jello. I am hungry-- probably a combination of head hunger and true hunger.

My doc's instructions are no full liquids ( protein powder shakes) for 7 days, which seems extreme to me compared to other people here on VST. It's crazy how everybody's doc has different restrictions for the same surgery. I was just curious about everyone's clear liquid stage post surgery -- how long and what did you eat (drink)? I feel myself getting a little down and depressed....

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Posted December 24, 2012 - 8:49 PM

#2
I was on clear for 7 days and the full liquid for the next 7 days.


    Richard Foor

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Posted December 24, 2012 - 8:53 PM

#3
I went on full liquids the day after my surgery while I was still in the hospital immediately following the leak test. I have now been on the full liquids for 2 weeks, and will be released to puree's at my next appointment which is unfortunately not till Friday due to the holiday.


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Posted December 24, 2012 - 8:53 PM

#4
I was only on clear while in the hospital. How do they recommend you get your protein in on clears? I was on shakes in the hospital, so really I wasn't ever on clears.


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Posted December 24, 2012 - 8:54 PM

#5
I was on clear liquids only in the hospital.


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Posted December 24, 2012 - 9:13 PM

#6
I was on clear liquids for 1 week then went to full liquids for 2 weeks. Just started soft foods yesterday. I did a lot of broth , popsicles , G2 , isopure mixed with light cran grape juice. The Medical Quality Protein™
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chicken broth tastes good and gets some protein in.

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Posted December 24, 2012 - 9:18 PM

#7
For 10-15 days, I am on "clears" which includes protein drinks so long as they are watered down to a thin consistency. There are also a number of transparent liquid protein drinks like isopure or Special k protein drink.

I totally understand your frustration. I see people a few days out of surgery eating cottage cheese and pudding and wonder why such difference? To mix things up, my friend bought me some miso which is delicious and I was planning on making some very thin egg drop soup and draining out all the chunks. This time will fly by and then we will be eating retried beans and cottage cheese in no time at all. :-). Hope you are well.


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Posted December 24, 2012 - 9:19 PM

#8
I had surgery on Thurs 12/20 and on liquids (not clear). I can have protein shakes, broth, diet drinks, jello, popsicles, unsweeten tea. I am also drinking one shot of New Whey to help me reach my 70g protein/day. I was told to drink an ounce - working up to 2 ounces - every waking hour. I was told I will be on this for 1-2 weeks, but I go back on Friday, which I am sure I will change to pureed. I can't wait for that!! I am really craving apple sauce!


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Posted December 24, 2012 - 9:31 PM

#9
Also, pickup Wonton soup (minus the wontons) from a Chinese restaurant. The broth is yummy and gives you the feeling that you are getting to eat out.


    DanaInNewOrleans

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Posted December 24, 2012 - 9:38 PM

#10

I've been on clear liquids since last Wednesday night. My surgery was 7am Friday...I've been existing on Popsicles, chicken broth, beef broth, jello. I am hungry-- probably a combination of head hunger and true hunger.

My doc's instructions are no full liquids ( protein powder shakes) for 7 days, which seems extreme to me compared to other people here on VST. It's crazy how everybody's doc has different restrictions for the same surgery. I was just curious about everyone's clear liquid stage post surgery -- how long and what did you eat (drink)? I feel myself getting a little down and depressed....

~Dana


And oh yeah, I haven't lost a pound. How is that possible??? 5 days of almost nothing and no weight loss?


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