Had my thyroid out and recovering, suggestions for nutrients?

Commented on January 23, 2013
Created January 21, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Okay everyone, I did it. I had the thyroid surgery. I went in for a partial thyroidectomy, with the potential for a total one and they wound up taking the whole thing out. I do still have my parathyroid glands, but have been put on 3500mg of Calcium and they upped my levoxyl dose from 50mcg to 125mcg. Post op, I was dehydrated from anesthesia and needed a phosphorus, magnesium and potassium infusion, in addition to my new daily calcium dose.

Now I'm home after my overnight stay at the hospital and recovering and can only eat super soft foods in small amounts (no appetite thanks to pain meds) and am only drinking mainly liquids. Any suggestions for what I should be doing for nutrition so I don't wind up deficient in these minerals again? I picked up some juices, but I don't want to be downing so much sugar because I don't believe it will help my recovery having my blood sugar spiking and crashing so much.

Will I get enough if I add some bone broth? Maybe for a brief period I could add some rice or something (I typically do totally grain free, but am open to suggestions/opinions)?



on January 23, 2013
at 07:23 PM

Before I comment further, can I ask why you had the thyroidectomy? I mean, what was the problem that led to it?



on January 21, 2013
at 07:46 PM

Bone broth and raw egg yolks. You can boil meat and veggies in water and drink the meat broth.

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