I went to the store yesterday and bought some food I've heard is good to have during recovery. I feel like I'm not prepared, but I don't know how I can prepare any more! Any advice?
What should I prepare mentally for?
What should I expect at the hospital?
What should I have ready for when I get home?
I've got a whole bunch of stuff running through my head. I'm hoping I'll just sleep and sleep after surgery, but from what I hear, that doesn't happen. So here it is, my list of foods thus far:
- Naked Juice Drinks
- Kefir (amazing source of Probiotics)
- A Protein Plus
- Various baby foods in the squeezable pouches
- Swiss Chard
- Frozen Fruit
- Dr. Christopher's Tissue and Bone. I used this while recovering from my tonsillectomy/deviated septum surgery, and it is wonderful. "Dr. Christopher's" is a really good natural line you can get from your Health store. I love the Health store!
- Prenatal Vitamins
- Calcium/Magnesium/Potassium Vitamin Supplements
I'm sure I'll be getting a lot more stuff too. Have any of you heard of Sqwincher Sqweeze Electrolyte Squeeze Pops? Basically Otter Pops for kids that are electrolytes! They are in the baby aisle at the market. I was thinking of maybe getting some after I am able to "eat" again. I didn't know if sucking on ice helped relieve some of the pain/swelling, or if it was just a horrible idea. Has anyone tried Popsicle type stuff? Well anyway, this post has turned in to a rather long one, sorry.
Seven more days until my surgery, guys. SEVEN! I can't even believe it.
Good luck to all of you!