View Full Version : Healing foods after surgery
04-20-2009, 04:22 PM
My mom had some serious surgery last week.
I'm wondering what I can make for her that's easy to digest. I just started transitioning into being raw about three weeks ago, so this is all still new to me.
She had a hysterectomy, part of her colon was removed, and her spleen was removed. She also had some other stuff going on... It's pretty heartbreaking for me that she has to go through this, but I know she's strong! She's already doing well.
I just want to help her heal, and make sure she's eating really well.
I would appreciate any suggestions!
04-20-2009, 04:28 PM
Best wishes to you and your mom! I hope she recovers quickly.
I'm assuming she isn't raw at all? You probably wouldn't want to challenger her with too much of a change at this time.
If you have a juicer, juice tomato, celery, and carrot, and parsley, and mix it 50/50 with some broth, warmed, like a soothing soup. Just make sure you don't add too hot of a broth to the juice so the juice remains raw....
Green smoothies would be good if she can tolerate them.
small appetizing salads with whatever she feels like eating.
After she progresses through the recovery from the surgery - perhaps she'll start to feel like taking on more raw food.
04-20-2009, 04:29 PM
Green smoothies and blended soups. Blended foods are easier to digest. Fresh made juices are great too.
04-20-2009, 04:56 PM
Liquid food are always best for digestion. Here's a good article.
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04-20-2009, 04:57 PM
It is very likely a dietician is involved with the medical team, given the nature of the surgery and possible dietary implications. If the ideas provided seem along the lines of what you have in mind, it may be a good idea to discuss them with the dietician first, not only mentioning the items you want to prepare, but also the format you plan to use, i.e. smoothie consisting of X amount of vegetables and/or fruits per so many ounces/cups per water; sauces; salads, etc.
Even superfoods or other 'nutritious' beverages and juices may be worth addressing first, since the medical team may be planning her meals with a goal of so many nutrients/ fiber/ calories/ electrolytes, etc per day and adding other items without their knowledge could affect the outcome, and no one would know why.
04-20-2009, 05:31 PM
Thanks so much guys...
In a way, I came here to get a sense of emotional support. I wouldn't blindly follow anyone's advice, but it's nice to get some ideas and inspiration.
It's just been difficult for me to see her go through what she's going through, and I want to do whatever I can to help her get better fast...
04-21-2009, 09:49 AM
I hope you got what you needed. Hugs!!!
04-21-2009, 10:49 AM
I hope your mom recovers healthy and quickly.
Good luck and all the best to you.
04-23-2009, 09:02 PM
Thank you so much Moretta and rayofsunshine...I really appreciate your positive, loving energy :)
My mom is doing really well. I'm going to a raw "cooking" class on Saturday and the topic is "Medicinal and Healing Raw foods for Vibrant Health!" Ask and you will receive, right!!
Lots of love...
04-23-2009, 10:21 PM
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