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Breaking an operation-necessary fast

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 23, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Hello, I know there are lots of questions on breaking fasts above, so apologies if this seems a bit repetitive. I haven't fasted in years..mainly because I can't, as a result of my stomach condition (I have to eat every three hours or I'm in pain and get double the amount of regurgitation compared to usual).

I have a shoulder operation tomorrow which I have to fast for (yey me) and the hospital will give me a chicken sandwich (I think it's gluten free bread) after the fast (gahh, bread!!). Not sure how well my stomach will take any of this, but I have had the same operation before.

Just wondering if anyone has any light/easy paleo suggestions, considering I would have been under general anesthetic. I doubt I will be able to make something now and ask to eat it after the operation instead of the sandwich, so I also need to ease my stomach away from it and back to paleo after the op. Ok, I'm making this more complicated than it is!

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Julie, The problem is that you are unlikely to get a "good meal" the goal is to get the least bad. It's great that you are able to support your husband, homemade meals are certainly the better option!

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on August 23, 2012
at 10:22 PM

I was in the hospital recently on a clear diet and the "broth they gave me came from a powder and had MSG in it. The other "food" was jello with masses of sugar (I turned it all down and just drank water) and when I could finally eat solids I asked for the low carb diet and they gave me macaroni and cheese! My husband is going in in November for surgery and I plan to bring his meals to him. I do not trust their "dietician". Ask lots of questions and ask to read the labels. They had told me the broth was MSG free but when I read the label, it said "hydrolized yeast"--same thing.

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on August 23, 2012
at 05:29 PM

Actually, raw vegetables, as in salad, are hard to digest

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on August 23, 2012
at 05:09 PM

And or a garden salad, ask for oil/vinegar for dressing.

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on August 23, 2012
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Ask for broth. All hospitals have broths, it won't be as good as bone broth, but will be decent.

Also fruit and/or steamed veggies

5f3e1f803d7a9b8704bb11cda26bcf9a

(658)

on August 23, 2012
at 10:22 PM

I was in the hospital recently on a clear diet and the "broth they gave me came from a powder and had MSG in it. The other "food" was jello with masses of sugar (I turned it all down and just drank water) and when I could finally eat solids I asked for the low carb diet and they gave me macaroni and cheese! My husband is going in in November for surgery and I plan to bring his meals to him. I do not trust their "dietician". Ask lots of questions and ask to read the labels. They had told me the broth was MSG free but when I read the label, it said "hydrolized yeast"--same thing.

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on August 23, 2012
at 05:09 PM

And or a garden salad, ask for oil/vinegar for dressing.

Medium avatar

(3213)

on August 23, 2012
at 05:29 PM

Actually, raw vegetables, as in salad, are hard to digest

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 24, 2012
at 01:23 PM

Julie, The problem is that you are unlikely to get a "good meal" the goal is to get the least bad. It's great that you are able to support your husband, homemade meals are certainly the better option!

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on August 23, 2012
at 05:30 PM

Chicken soup with vegetables and sugar free jello

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