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Any suggestions for foods to have in the house after TT?

  • DebraM
  • Michigan
  • 3 years ago

I've written down all sorts of suggestions for things to have in the house after a tummy tuck. But I haven't really come across anything about food for the first few days. Everyone says you don't have much of an appetite, so what seemed good to eat? I would appreciate any suggestions. My TT is Mar.7

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I had a bag of oyster crackers that was a God send. I could eat a handful before a pain pill or antibiotic. Be prepared for almost no appetite and when you do eat, just a few bites will sate you. Clear soup, toast, and ginger ale was also very helpful. I had several periods of queasiness the first 3-4 days and the ginger ale was great to calm my tummy. I also had 3 episodes of feeling very close to vomiting...truly terrifying. My husband was awesome, opening windows for cool air, cold cloth on my face, turning on the fan...all three times the feeling passed in a few moments thank God. I can't imagine how much vomiting would have hurt. Maybe it's just my system, but I also had a few episodes of heartburn, so have Malox or Gaviscon or something on hand.
Thank you so much for your suggestions. My list is growing. I plan on having all the items in the house before my surgery. : )

Yogurt, cottage cheese, toast, applesauce, protein shakes, eggs, broths, crackers, fruit juices, pudding cups, jello cups.

You will not have much of an appetite but make sure you have some food in your tummy before taking medications.  You would not want to get sick.  Also try to get as much lean protein as possible for best healing. 
Thank you so much for the list. I really appreciate it. I'm trying to be as prepared as possible. I'm so excited to have this done. I've lost 168 lbs. and have kept it off over 2 yrs. I've worked with a personal trainer for 2 1/2 yrs., but nothing will take away my draping skin but surgery. I feel I will be completing my weight loss journey when this is done. I am so glad I found this website, and am grateful for all the info you share. I also got to take part in the webinar, which was very informative. Thanks again.
Debra : )

Hi Debra,

WOW congratulations on your weight loss..that is amazing!

And you are correct about the skin not going away.  The only way to win that battle is to cut it off :)  It is the best thing I ever did for myself and I know you will be happy when it is all over. 

Just know that the pain and swelling will end and you will heal.  It just takes time so be patient with yourself.  You will really need to pamper yourself and go very slow.  Don't expect to have much for energy the first six weeks.  All normal and that will come back in time.  You only get one shot at a proper healing so follow all the rules and listen to your body.  Your body will reward you in the end.

I look forward to reading your posts and following you on your journey :)

Hugs to you