Soft foods post-surgery

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tina
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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#61 Postby tina » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:15 am

I am due to go in for upper jaw surgery in 3 weeks time and after that I have the joy of 6 to 12 months with braces before I then get lower surgery. I am not worried about losing weight, I have enough to spare, but would love some really tasty, healthy options of food I will be able to eat. I am not a very big soup eater and tofu does not appeal. Does anyone have some suggestions? :|

gettingbraces44
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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#62 Postby gettingbraces44 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:07 pm

I just went through SARPE surgery and now, 3 days later I have this really bad sore throat. Everything else went well, and I don't really have any real pains besides some minor headaches. I've been taking antibiotics but it still isn't going away. I don't know what to eat, or if I should even eat anything. I've been on soft foods like yogurt and ice cream so far. Anything I should do for this sore throat to go away much sooner? Should I just stop eating for like a day or two until it goes away? lol

w0nnie
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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#63 Postby w0nnie » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:13 pm

I had BSSO and genio 8 days ago, here are two recipes i combined that enabled me to eat a full meal with everyone else at the table at night 7


herb crusted salmon (this flakes away when baked so it does not require chewing)
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/9113/herb+crusted+salmon

Gratin dauphinois (essentially a fancy potato bake but very creamy and with nice soft potato)
http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipe/12821/Gratin_dauphinois/search/true
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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#64 Postby gettingbraces44 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:03 pm

Has anyone tried seedless watermelon/grapes? Do you guys think that's manageable after the first two weeks?

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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#65 Postby w0nnie » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:44 am

gettingbraces44 wrote:Has anyone tried seedless watermelon/grapes? Do you guys think that's manageable after the first two weeks?

Cut small enough, watermelon should be ok, but the grapes sound difficult to get down without biting them (if you are on a no chew diet that is)
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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#66 Postby gettingbraces44 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:25 am

w0nnie wrote:
gettingbraces44 wrote:Has anyone tried seedless watermelon/grapes? Do you guys think that's manageable after the first two weeks?

Cut small enough, watermelon should be ok, but the grapes sound difficult to get down without biting them (if you are on a no chew diet that is)

Thanks. I'll give it a try.

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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#67 Postby gettingbraces44 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:53 pm

When can I start(approximately in weeks or months) eating pizza without the crust? Oh yeah, watermelon was great, I'd definitely recommend watermelon with some salt to soothe any pain from a strep throat. :D

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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#68 Postby Lv4snow » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:55 am

So far my favorite food has been soups with the chunks strained out. Much better than liquifying the whole soup.

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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#69 Postby fabricsmile » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:32 pm

ı drink mostly apple juice after l left the hospital.And use ensure for the first 2 weeks

riggiocrspagirl
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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#70 Postby riggiocrspagirl » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:31 pm

Hi! I'm about to have the SARPE surgery so these recipes and soft foods are going to be GREAT for what I'm about to go through!
Thank you all! It is much appreciated!
-Ashley

toastman
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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#71 Postby toastman » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:14 pm

MY mother is a great cook ,she make me a whole batch of lentil soup ! But you need to blend it up so they lentils are all mushy !!
OH and, liquid diet sucks !!

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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#72 Postby MadAussieGirl » Sun May 13, 2012 6:59 am

Scrambled eggs has been a bit of a staple for me after I moved away from purely liquid foods (week 2). Lunches tend to be soups, yoghurts, baked beans and tinned spaghetti, (mostly because they are convenient to heat up at work. Rhubarb stew and pureed apple with custard is nice for something warm and to get a bit of fruit... Am now 4 weeks post op and am just getting onto tuna casserole, and mince curries (using the continental recipe base I found in the supermarket and chopping up the vegies into really small cubes. Also overcooked the vegies so they are a bit softer)... Rice works nicely as a side dish that you can basically just swallow without having to chew... Cheesecake and chocolate mousse are my comfort foods for the minute. :)

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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#73 Postby clockworkrabbit » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:32 pm

I've found that almost all of the canned goods in the section of the grocery store devoted to "holiday cooking" have been really awesome. I'm referring to pre-made fie fillings (pumpkin, apple, cherry) canned yams, tinned chicken/beef, chicken and beef broths (or veggie), plus all of the assorted canned veggies and fruits... they are *all* overcooked and soft, and well seasoned so you don't feel like you're eating bland stuff all the time.

Also, using a scoop of "weight gainer" bodybuilding powder in a milkshake in the morning has helped keep my calories and vitamins/minerals up. These almost universally taste really good and have more protein than the packet instant breakfast mixes.

Pie milkshake
1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
2/3 cup pie filling of choice
1 cup milk
2 graham crackers (optional)
Blend well! Blend in a little hot water if the cold hurts or it is still too thick.

Chicken and bean stew
3-4 oz tinned chicken breast meat
1 cup tinned beans you like (I like black beans)
1 cup chicken stock or broth
Microwave before blending to warm (it spatters less). Blend well: tastes like chicken stew but is easy to drink

Mix tinned yams or sweet potato into your fresh fruit shakes + fruit juice. They pack a load of vitamins and minerals and the sweetness blends well with fruit.

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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#74 Postby CaliforniaKid » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:30 am

very soft french fries (preferably in and out). this probably was already posted before.

e77
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Re: Soft foods post-surgery

#75 Postby e77 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:25 pm

This has been so helpful! I am scheduled to get SARPE on Jan 15, so I've been making lists of foods that I'll be able to eat. Thank you!


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