If you are recovering from surgery, even just a minor one, then chances are that you were sent home on antibiotics. Most people know that whenever you go on antibiotics, you need to make sure that you are eating food that has that “good” bacteria in it to keep your belly and digestive system from going on the fritz. And women especially need to be careful because there is a greater chance of yeast infections when you take this type of medicine. So get yourself some yogurt, pick whichever kind suits your fancy, and eat it every day until a few days after you're done with your antibiotics.
And for the love of everything that is holy...drink a lot of water. Like as much as you can. Because, without going into awful detail, your body gets all kinds of wonky after surgery. Usually, you are on all kinds of medicines, from pain killers to antibiotics, and you need water to keep thing “running smoothly”. That's all I have to say about that.
The merry (in my blog title) may be a bit of a stretch if you've just had major surgery, but there are things that can lift your spirits. Those first several weeks were so hard for me to get up and down the stairs that I just stayed upstairs most of the time and had my meals in bed. Breakfast in bed...lunch in bed...
spilled on my lap dinner in bed. Sounds so nice...until
it's not. And it gets pretty depressing rather quickly. It really
made such a difference when I was able to go downstairs and eat a
meal with my family again. Maybe it's my Italian heritage, but there
is something about eating a meal with my loved ones that just makes
Dear Readers, any food and drink tips for anyone recovering from surgery or is on antibiotics and/or pain killers?
**Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, I'm just speaking from experience. Please see your doctor for any medical advice.
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