I've found that my doc is not nearly as specific as some of them out there. There are no specifics re: calorie counts, protein counts, or actual amounts of food / liquids. His core thoughts are liquids vs solids - and no real difference between types / quality of liquids vs solids. Here's what I have
Two days after surgery:
- Full, creamier liquids
- Try: milk, vegetable juice, strained cream soups, pudding, yogurt
- Restart supplement drinks twice per day (does not have to be low carb, can try Ensure, Boost, Carnation Instant Breakfast)
- Restart fiber supplement (2x per day), chewable vitamin (1 per day), and chewable calcium supplement (2 per day)
- You will be on a clear liquid diet then a full liquid diet for a total of one full week.
So you see, no specifics. I thought most of my gas pain was gone, as I have no more pain in my shoulder, however it is still somewhat difficult to take a deep breath. Is this normal? Still gas pains? I ate 2 oz's of yogurt this am with a bit of extra protein powder (taking at least 30 minutes to do so.) Now I'm wondering if that might have been to much. How did you tell in the beginning? Any suggestions? Things to watch out for? I would really appreciate any advice any of you pro's have out there!