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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:04 pm    Post subject: Food to avoid POST surgery Reply with quote

Hi All

Just seeking some advice what food to avoid following surgery. My mother has just undergone knee (both) reconstruction surgery and if all goes well should be back home in 2 weeks time. I will be taking care of her for a short period of time and would appreciate your advise.

I know the basics to avoid like prawns, duck, beef, eggs but not much else.

Any advise would be appreciated.

Thanking all in advance.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

avoid taking cold stuff as well- ice water, ice cream etc. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Txs amigochen.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Generally spicy food is to be avoided as spices do not aid the body immune system to fight infections whilst is weak.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Food to avoid POST surgery Reply with quote

vegiemite wrote:
Hi All

Just seeking some advice what food to avoid following surgery. My mother has just undergone knee (both) reconstruction surgery and if all goes well should be back home in 2 weeks time. I will be taking care of her for a short period of time and would appreciate your advise.

I know the basics to avoid like prawns, duck, beef, eggs but not much else.

Any advise would be appreciated.

Thanking all in advance.

Ange


Hi Ange,

Sharing my experience...

Avoid glutinous rice and mushrooms too!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Txs for the tips Ricardo & Florence.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ange

I have many to say. dunno where to start. I had a knee op too. donkey years ago. When I was still a teen. So my mom did all the cooking. I only eat! :lol:

now, my mom has gone for surgery last year in November, then I became her cook.

I had the chance to ask her doctor. He says :

No Seafood like shell fish : prawns, crabs, clams, oysters and also squid
Fish are okay.

Vegetables, all kinds. Eat them fresh and quick stir fry, don't overcook.
Chicken soup, best to double boil and only use 1 bowl of water to boil.

If you can, don't eat onions or use onions to cook. Causes the urine to turn dark yellow. Giving false alarms of diabetic symptoms.

Red Meat, yes, like beef, pork. But try to eat more lean meat. No fatty pork.

Drink milk, if not, soya bean milk if you don't like cow's milk.

no livers yet. No eggs for 2 months.The doctor says eggs will create pus and gets in the way for the wound to heal. For my mom, she loves eggs, and she eat 1 a day..the pus forms around her wound. and takes forever to heal.so when she stop taking the eggs, her wounds healed very fast, within 1 week.

Try to cut down on rice, noodles. Go for light meals. Can eat bread, half a slice a day.

Eat lots of fruits, fresh.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh..about the chicken soup double boil, what I mean is add 1 bowl of water to the chicken into the pot. Then double boil till its cooked for about 2 hours. Add salt to taste. Do not add any other things.

Also, eat tofu at least once a week.

all these help the patient to regain strength, energy. try not to eat large meals at one seating. since the patient cannot move about as freely as before. So food are stored in the body system, unable to digest easily. Causing constipation.

if your mom cannot move about freely and may need help, its best to keep her meals light and small. But give her more frequent meals. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and supper. Supper should be very light like hot Milo with milk.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gina

Thanks a million for the treasure trove of advice. Truly appreciate it.
I never take much notice of these things when I was younger but when Mum's friends started mentioning things that she should avoid post surgery, I thought it's better to take note that be sorry.

I suppose growing up in a western country has made us more westernised and thought food avoidance is just a myth.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vegiemite wrote:
Hi Gina

Thanks a million for the treasure trove of advice. Truly appreciate it.
I never take much notice of these things when I was younger but when Mum's friends started mentioning things that she should avoid post surgery, I thought it's better to take note that be sorry.

I suppose growing up in a western country has made us more westernised and thought food avoidance is just a myth.

Cheers

Ange Very Happy


ange

some stories are myths. But some do have their fair share of science in it. the old chinese saying is no chicken after surgery for 2 to 3 months. So I had to ask the doctor. He said you can eat chicken. In fact, any part of the chicken. But minus the skin.

the glutinous rice bit is also true. Especially for knee op. Trust Florence for that. She has gone thru one operation and hibernation for a whole year at home. Wink

The doctor should prescribe Glucosamine for your mom. its helps with cartilge growth around the joints and help to ease the pain. I took that too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Gina.

Points noted.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

May i know if there're any herbs to avoid?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

evelinng wrote:
May i know if there're any herbs to avoid?

let me explain a little
generally herbs do not affect post surgery recovery and in many instances they do really help. However, having said that there are also people who have experienced reactions to herbs and or spices especially after long surgery where exposure to large amounts of anesthesia and or chemo remain in the systems for many days or even months.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Food to avoid POST surgery Reply with quote

Florence wrote:
vegiemite wrote:
Hi All

Just seeking some advice what food to avoid following surgery. My mother has just undergone knee (both) reconstruction surgery and if all goes well should be back home in 2 weeks time. I will be taking care of her for a short period of time and would appreciate your advise.

I know the basics to avoid like prawns, duck, beef, eggs but not much else.

Any advise would be appreciated.

Thanking all in advance.

Ange


Hi Ange,

Sharing my experience...

Avoid glutinous rice and mushrooms too!



Hi Florence

Can you tell me when we can start to cook mushrooms for their meal?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tarzenmom

mushrooms are a kind of fungus. during the healing process after surgery, its best avoided. It said to cause severe itching. my 2 girls are born thru c-section. And my mom won't allow me to eat mushrooms of any kind for more than 3 months.

I started eating mushrooms after 4 months.luckily didn't have craving for it Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina wrote:
tarzenmom

mushrooms are a kind of fungus. during the healing process after surgery, its best avoided. It said to cause severe itching. my 2 girls are born thru c-section. And my mom won't allow me to eat mushrooms of any kind for more than 3 months.

I started eating mushrooms after 4 months.luckily didn't have craving for it Smile


Thanks for your reply. Gina. My mum has been asking when she can eat it again. I think she has craving for it. Very Happy Will tell her to wait after 3 months or so.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take fish essence for the wound to heal... this helps healing.


Do not boil the big bones of the pig for soups - it is said to be "poison" for 3 months. This is made into stock for some hawker food.
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