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Old 02-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Having trouble eating after surgery...

Hi mamas,
I had a tubal ligation Fri and my uvula was damaged from intubation. I'm having a hard time eating and today my supply is down. I've been living on Jello, Popsicles and scrambled eggs. I have tried broth, yogurt, milkshakes and mashed potatoes but it's too painful. I need to get calories in me or I'm afraid my supply will disappear. This is my 2nd surgery in a month and my last one went much better even though this was minor and that was major. My throat was fine last time but now I'm on day 2 and it seems worse today rather than better. Any high cal supply boosters you can recommend??

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Old 02-26-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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Slimfast shakes? I used todrink then to gain weight (so I drank them with my regular meals). Sorry you are having such trouble!
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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Re: Having trouble eating after surgery...

I'm in the same boat and now have an infection and can't keep anything down even if I force it. I had domperidone on hand though so I've been taking that and it's brought my supply back though probably at,my expense, I feel so hungry and weak (I was dehydrated too, but, went back to the hospital for IV fluids which helped). Good luck mama!
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:21 PM   #4
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What about Ensure? I've never had it, but I've seen it recommended to boost calorie intake. Sorry you're going through this mama.
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