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MaJoie 10-04-2015 19:23

What to eat?
 
This is for any of you who have been in hospital recently and had to take pain meds. In the joint class I went to the other day they told us we will have IV narcotics in recovery but should get off that and onto oral narcotics ASAP. We are in charge of keeping the pain under control. They said we should be sure to eat something before we take the oral narcotics. So my question is what can I eat? I'm sure anything they keep on hand will be carby crackery type things. How have you all handled it. I don't think skyrocketing blood sugars or roller coaster BGs will be at all helpful with the healing process. Help please?
(I'm having a total knee replacement October 19th for anyone who doesn't know)

VeeJay 10-04-2015 20:07

Make a couple batches of LC crackers (sticky in Recipe section). If you get them well dried out, they will keep for a long time in an air-tight container. These, and some sliced cheese, possibly provided by the hospital, should see you through even a few days. I expect you could also order bacon and poached egg from their kitchen. But the crackers are dry and sit well on a queasy stomach.

RCG 10-05-2015 02:27

Smuggle in a small box of fat bombs?

Good luck with your knee.

Rhiannon 10-05-2015 05:44

A small handful of walnuts?

macksvicky 10-05-2015 16:43

Pretty much what has already been suggested and I packed beef jerky as well. You will be surprised at what they call a diabetic menu!!!

div2live 10-05-2015 17:35

Pork Rinds and in the hospital you can get cottage cheese, tell them that is all that sounds good to you....do the oh poor me routine. Also a hotdog, any kind of fish, usually in hospitals they NEVER fry fish, so no carby coatings....

Ask for cream for your tea or coffee, then drink it!

Already mentioned, but a bag of walnuts and pecans will also carry the day...

Good Luck

MaJoie 10-06-2015 04:57

Thanks everybody. Some good ideas here. I got some of the type of coconut oil that stays liquid figuring in chilly hospital the kind I usually use would need a jack-hammer to get out of the jar. I haven't tasted it yet. Maybe some dill pickles and olives. I guess they would be ok out of the fridge for a couple of days. When I feel queasy and crave salt pickles and green olives help. Sounds weird I know. I'm trying to imagine getting someone to add salt and a big hunk of butter to a cup of broth for me. Or a PT walking with me so I can get it myself. I have their menu suggestions. It would give me readings over 200 or more. I'm quite pleased with my 14 day average (according to my meter) of 104.

div2live 10-06-2015 14:52

Good luck, work hard in the PT.

...that will get you home the quickest, but I hear with shoulders it hurts a lot to work through it!

MaJoie 10-08-2015 18:20

Thanks div2live. It's my knee. I intend to work as hard as I possibly can. My friend was in hospital 5 days 2 years ago. Same doc, same hospital they are telling me I could go home in 2-3 days. Big change in 2 years, huh?

div2live 10-08-2015 21:32

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Originally Posted by MaJoie (Post 1010186)
Thanks div2live. It's my knee. I intend to work as hard as I possibly can. My friend was in hospital 5 days 2 years ago. Same doc, same hospital they are telling me I could go home in 2-3 days. Big change in 2 years, huh?

I have a bad knee, so I will be listening closely.....!


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