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by janet10 on Sun May 22, 2011 01:32 PM
I had my surgery 4/26/11 about 3 weeks ago and am still struglling with eating and digestion. I was started back on enzymes because of frequent bowel movements and fell a little better.
I have lost 22 pounds pre and post surgery and was told by the doctors they are concerned with my weight. Can anyone offer my any suggestions on how to put the weight back on?
I tried a muscle milk protein shake and it gave me severe cramps and a nauseous feeling.
Does anyone have any remedies for the nauseous and acid taste in your mouth? I tried peppermints and they help.
Thanks so much
by KidCody on Mon Oct 10, 2011 07:41 AM
Hi. Hope you are feeling better. If you are at a good weight now then just try to maintain. The healthier you eat the better, which will keep your body as strong as possible. If you eat junk to put on weight this will just weaken your body. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Juice if possible with different berries and other fruits everyday. Vegetables like broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower are particularly good. If you want to juice them, steam them first which will take some of the bitterness away. Stay hydrated with plenty of water. Eat 5-6 small meals per day instead of 3 big meals. If your appetite has decreased then eating a smaller amount will be more doable. This will also keep some food in your tummy which is beneficial. The pancreatic enzymes is a great idea. Ginger has been known to help with nausea. They come in pill form, or you can get some organic ginger and make it into a delicious soup. Eat organic whenever possible. You don't need pesticides and other chemicals weakening you. Other good foods are nuts, avocado, beans, lentils, tofu, and whole grains Probiotics (good bacteria) may also be helpful with digestion.
The best of luck with your health program. Also, very important is to get enough sleep as this is the time when the body repairs itself, and try to be as positive as you can. A support group could also be helpful. Take good care.
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