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03/16/2019 03:50 PM, theskinnyme87 said:

One thing I found extremely useful were a pack of tiny 2 ounce solo cups to take your medication and drinks with, I was having a hard time taking tiny sips and measuring my liquid intake those came in handy

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Great tip!!
My Daughter in law did that with the little plastic medicine cups to measure her Water in take. She’d line them up and set her timer and drink one every time it went off. She was having a really rough time getting her Water in too

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Pack your stuff ahead of time and don’t bring too many things. A charger is helpful but you might not even want to text much on your phone with the IV in your hand...

Plan your meals ahead of time, make purées before and freeze coffee ice cubes or make Jello if you have room in the fridge.

Organize your Vitamins and make sure you have everything that you need. chewable vitamins, B12 strips, and calcium citrate (it’s more absorbable). Don’t forget about Protein Powder. A unflavoured one helps to add to things like Soup when you don’t feel like having a shake and want something savoury.

Peanut powder is also nice to have in a shake with chocolate Protein to make it taste like a Nutella or Reese’s cup... (haven’t done it yet but maybe tomorrow).

I find that adding real coco powder helps with the fake sugar taste and flavouring of chocolate protein. I am more of a savoury person myself.

Make a shopping list and do it before surgery. I had to pick up my groceries (I ordered online) and their register was down so I had to go into the store. I had such bad pain from the gas build up.. which reminds me that gas ex helped me the first day after leaving the hospital so you might want to get that too. All the best!

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