Anyone drinking decaf coffee or still drinking caffinated drinks?

  • Ndngirl
  • 3 years ago

I am a coffee drinker and Starbucks (coffee house) junky..lol..well  not that bad but. ;) I was advised that caffine can contribute to swelling. So since my TT in July (3wks po)  I have only drank a few cups - just to curb my craving for it - and do decaf(i would drink coffee about once or twice a day whether it was starbuck or not).  I was also told that sodas, especially diet have a large amount of sodium but that ins't a problem for me. -  I quit sodas like 5 years ago and it was hard and lost weight from that. And me and sugar substitutes dont get a long...they make me sick-so diet sodas was not an option.  Who is still consuming coffee or any caffinated drinks through recovery?

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thanks thedales7. :) I am finally drinking caffinated now and I am fine. I am about 7 weeks + and my swelling is next to nothing. Thanks for sharing.
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I've been having a couple coups a day...I am 3 weeks post op and have only a small amount of swelling and back into my pre surgery clothes (hopefully will be smaller!) It hasn't effected me negatively I just make sure to drink ALOT of water.
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I've had a cup every day. I've been fine.
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I've started adding decaf back into my life now that I'm 1month po. But Irwin occasion.
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Thanks ladies, I have only had it three times since surgery. And right after surgery I didnt even have a taste for it. :)
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I had no taste for it for about two weeks- I'm now having my morning cup, though- along with plenty of water.
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Yes it is a good idea to stay away from soda, processed foods, or anything else high in sodium after surgery.  These will blow you up like a balloon.  

I also love my coffee but honestly it was the last thing I wanted right after surgery.  I stayed away from it for three weeks.  But when I started back it was only one cup a day.  

 

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