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KOALA_BEAR SparkPoints: (18,475)
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4/30/14 1:17 A

There are several protein powders on the market that you can add to your liquids and blend.

Also try drinking aloe vera juice - it aids in healing faster. Whole Foods carries one that is pomegranate flavored or buy it plain and mix in whatever suits you. Take 4 times a day. My hubby just went thru this - a clear diet for two weeks and his doctor was thrilled with the rapid diminishment of inflammation in his GI tract.

You should be able to drink beef or chicken broth & making your own only requires that you tie up the meat & veggies in cheesecloth before cooking so it's easier to remove.
once you can have soft foods you can blend the soft veggies & meat back in.

Most people can afford to take a little extra Vit D but since it is oil based, yiu can do without it for a few weeks. Get some sun if you can but when you are able to, start taking a supplement and consult with your doctor. He/she should check your blood levels to see if you are deficient & can tell you what dose is best. 1000 IU is standard but I take 10x that under my doctor's orders.

4/29/14 5:11 P

Thanks for all the replies. Chesapeake60- I am a slow healer. They are monitoring my blood work to make sure I am getting dehydrated and to make sure everything looks good. Yesterday, I am still good! I am just trying to keep this from becoming a bigger problem. We're going on close to two weeks of no real food. Although, last night was my first night eating very mushy mashed potatoes, chilled of course. So that is progress!

"So relax. Concentrate more on avoiding too hot fluids in the future....... "

LOL this made me smile! I am really put of from chicken (what caused the burn) right now LOL.

4/29/14 5:07 P

LOL Oh it was a delicious piece of chicken. My son cooked it in the pan with spaghetti sauce and a bit of water. It was straight off the pan, onto my plate, and into my mouth. I was in a rush and didn't think about temperature. My brain said "SPIT IT OUT!" and I swallowed instead. Oops. It burned ALL THE WAY DOWN! I didn't realize the extent of the damage until the next day when it hurt to swallow.

I would've replied sooner but I was in mild anaphylaxis. Apparently I am allergic to lidocaine. Recovering nicely now and enjoying my new, temporary ice cream diet!

GYPSYGOTH SparkPoints: (94,944)
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4/27/14 11:37 A

I am incredibly curious as to how this happened!?
Crazy hot beverage? Something else?

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
4/27/14 10:12 A

Yeah, Vitamin D is probably the easiest thing to get, actually...via the sun.

CHESAPEAKE60 SparkPoints: (7,707)
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4/27/14 7:21 A

Okay, maybe I am missing something here. But if you are home and allowed to "eat" (as opposed to being in the hospital NPO being fed via IV fluids) then the burn/damage to the esophagus cannot be that severe. Which means healing will be fairly rapid. You are not going to have any problem going with next to no protein for those few days to a week. Your body can more than handle it. That is why after major surgeries they don't worry about giving you anything more than plain IV fluids to keep you hydrated and your electrolytes in balance. They don't worry about adding lipids and proteins unless you can't eat for several weeks.

And - as mentioned - sun is your best source of Vit D. And it only takes a few minutes to get all you need.

So relax. Concentrate more on avoiding too hot fluids in the future.......

NEWLITTLE1 Posts: 795
4/27/14 7:00 A

protein for an all liquid diet - have you tried the protein shakes? I like the advant edge carb control ones and they have 17 grams of prot and a bunch of other nutrients.

Also, some fruits have protein in them - so try adding a banana to a shake

almond milk, rice milk, cashew butte (more like peanut butter in consistency)

Heal fast!

4/26/14 5:16 P

You could also try chewable vitamin D tablets. I use Bluebonnet Vitamin D 2000U daily tabs that are chewable.

4/26/14 2:33 P

If pasturized (which is more necessary for the whites than the yolk anyway), whole egg smoothies will give you a better nutritional profile as well as good protein than just the whites. There's vitamin D in the yolk, and not in the whites. Also consider avocado smoothies for some needed healthy fats. (Use half an avocado at a time).

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,216
4/26/14 7:12 A

Gouda is a good source of protein. Barley has good protein. Maybe add barley to you diet....Barley may aid in weight control because it helps control blood sugar and helps keep you full. Add barley to soups, cereals, salads, and other grain dishes such as brown rice dishes.

Always keep "All Whites" egg whites on can have a full cup scrambled with some green peppers and diced onions for less than 125 calories. I like these better than any other kind of egg whites because they are fluffier and the taste is yellow dye and have protein...Other sources are chicken, turkey, beans, peas, fish, Mozzarella, and peanut butter

oatmeal is good protein too!
Flank steak, eye of round, and top sirloin are extra-lean with less than 4 grams of saturated fat per serving. Just stick with a 3- to 4-ounce portion...protein can keep you full longer and burn more calories during digestion

Reduced fat yogurts, grains such as quinoa and kasha which are extremely high in protein.
....Pork offers plenty of protein without too much fat, if you know what type to buy. Look for tenderloin, top loin, rib chops, sirloin steak, or shoulder blade steaks, beef jerky has protein too!

Flaxseed helps curb hunger and is a source of protein and fiber. Flax taken half an hour before meals will help you eat less, so you will lose weight. It stabilizes blood sugar. Fage 0% plain Yogurt, Daisy 2%cottage cheese, flaxseeds...adding flax seeds into your daily diet can help the body feel satiated. The result is the feeling of fullness for longer periods of time, resulting in less calories consumed.

Natural Sources of Vitamin D are Fish, egg yolks, milk, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage and strawberries, blueberries, wild salmon, cod liver oil, sunshine and vitamin D enriched foods.

Hope this is of some help.

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4/25/14 10:49 P

2 other suggestions:
green smoothies
greek yogurt in smoothies

NIRERIN Posts: 14,234
4/25/14 8:12 A

if your doctor isn't worried about your protein and vitamin d for the moment, i'd say to go with that. there are situations where composition falls well below consumption, and i expect that this is one of them. in other words, it's better to get in what you can and is easy for right now and not worry that you're not getting balance in there. if this were a long term situation, you'd need to figure something else out. but the body is pretty resilient in terms of weird short bits.

4/25/14 4:46 A

I am allergic to peanuts only. Thank goodness! I did try almond butter but I couldn't swallow it.

I am going to try egg whites in a huckleberry shake. I really like the shake idea. If I can make it smooth enough, then that cold will feel really nice.

And yes, my doctor is aware. He gave me viscous lidocaine. Right now, as long as I stay hydrated, we're good. The first couple days weren't great. I only got 40 ounces. All the days after, I am managing to sip down 60 ounces or more each day. Today I hit 77.8 ounces. I usually get 100 ounces minimum, so this is very different for me.

I may just go back because I am SO thirsty! I just can't sip fast enough to keep up. At least I am still peeing. That and the pinch test is what he's looking for.

4/24/14 8:23 A

Ouch! That sounds horrible! The only thing I can think of is Ensure or Boost, since you're allergic to soy and nuts. My mom has tried the Boost and really likes it.

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4/24/14 8:11 A

Are you allergic to all nuts or just peanuts? I put almond butter in my smoothies. If you need a good base for your smoothies, there are other milks besides cow's milk (almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk).


NIRERIN Posts: 14,234
4/24/14 8:01 A

have you asked your doctor about all this? i kinda feel like if it takes all that effort to get liquid into you, your doc should have some suggestions as to what liquids those should be. and should be the one suggesting numbers for protein and calcium based on the medical situation you find yourself in,.

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4/24/14 4:32 A

I second the liquid eggs. They should be pasteurized and therefore safe to eat raw. If you put them in a smoothie, you will not even know that they are in there.

What about protein powder?

4/24/14 3:10 A

Oh, liquid egg whites sounds gross. But I am willing to try it.

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,100)
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4/24/14 3:08 A

Have you tried liquid egg whites?

4/24/14 2:36 A

Flaxseed does have protein! Not as much as I hoped LOL. But it's a start! Now here's hoping I can make it a powder consistency.

4/24/14 2:35 A

I am allergic to soy and peanuts. But those were some good ideas. I wouldn't have thought of those.

Good point on the vitamin D too. I don't get much sunlight, but I do get some.

Now to brainstorm something to make a smoothie with. My son makes awesome smoothies. I wonder if flaxseed has protein, I am off to google that!

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
4/24/14 1:22 A

Ouch, that sounds terribly painful! Gah!

How about "silken tofu" - it has very little flavour and will dissolve into nothingness if you put it in a blender... it has protein, and calcium....

Some people make smoothies with peanut butter - would that work for a protein boost without painful "texture"?

What about something like "Ensure" meal replacement beverages?

PS: Don't worry about vitamin D. your body will make its own, so long as you get a little bit of sun... just be sure to get outside for a little while each day, and you're good to go.

Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 4/24/2014 (01:27)
4/24/14 12:54 A

I burned my esophagus the other day and it hurts SO bad. My doctor has me drinking viscous lidocaine with Maalox and children's antihistamine so that I can drink juices right now. Without it, it hurts to swallowed juiced carrot.

Well, I have been taking the meds, juicing a recipe, then drinking it after my esophagus in numb. I can't eat anything solid (not even baby food) until it heals some. They think I probably blistered my esophagus b/c there was a small blister on the back of my throat too. So liquids it is!

I have been charting my juices and I noticed I have almost no protein in my diet now and no Vitamin D.

So, I was wondering, is there a way to get more protein in an all juice diet? And vitamin D? I can't drink milk or orange juice so that is out. I can't swallow pills, so that is out.

Any ideas? Or do I just suck it up and deal with it for the time being?

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