Surgery in a week- guess I'll make it a juice fast?!
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Next week, I am having lower jaw surgery. My mouth will be banded shut for 6 weeks and I will be unable to eat anything that isn't pureed. To start with, I literally have to use a syringe to inject liquids until I can use a straw successfully.
The nurse recommended sodas, Boost, Ensure and other drinks. I told her I haven't had sodas in over 10 years. After reading the ingredients on the sample bottle of Boost she gave me, I don't want to drink that, either. Kind of bothered me that these were the things they recommend to their patients to maintain their strength and heal from surgery!
I bought a a professional strength Ninja blender that will pretty much liquify fruits I've tried in it. Hoping to branch out a bit and try more veggies (I do leafy greens with my fruit smoothies, and I've added asparagus and carrots as well) and maybe even just veggie "savory" smoothies. I have my protein powders to make sure I'm getting what I need there.
I've started building a collection of recipes that I may be able to make and eat, but the first week or two will really be just finding simple things I can throw together and make quickly and easily to inject into my mouth!!
If anyone has been through this type of surgery before or has recipes or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!