Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lucky number sleven

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:
  • V8
  • Ensure
  • Naked Juice Drinks
  • Kefir (amazing source of Probiotics)
  • A Protein Plus
  • Various baby foods in the squeezable pouches
  • Soups
  • Swiss Chard
  • Avocados
  • 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
This is stuff I already take/eat pretty regularly. So hopefully it will help me through recovery!
 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.

But on another note, I went to see Wreck It Ralph last night! It wasn't what I thought it would be like, but it was really cute. I had a really good day yesterday, and today I am going to church and then having an early Thanksgiving dinner, YUM!
Seven more days until my surgery, guys. SEVEN! I can't even believe it. 

Good luck to all of you!


  1. Hey Brytt,

    Good luck for your surgery! How are you feeling about it all? You look well stocked up though.

    I haven't had my surgery yet so I can't offer any advice on recovery from experience. But I will say that you are very brave and to try and remember that and all the positive things that are just waiting around the corner for you. Albeit a rather sore and swollen corner, the positive results are there. xoxo

  2. Hello Brytt!

    I will be following your progress. I will be having surgery in February. I saw prenatal vitamins on your list.. If anyone hasn't told you, you must take them with food! They will make you very nauseous if you don't. Wouldn't want to add to the nausea that seems to come with the surgery :)


  3. Thank you so much! I'll be sure to take them with food. That could have been bad, haha! I'm so glad you found my blog! I love it when I see a new follower, thanks :) I enjoy reading others blogs as well, so I'll head on over and follow you, too! Good luck with your surgery, February isn't that far away!! If you have any questions, I'd be happy to try to answer them for you :)