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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    What taste good?

    After surgery and you have settled in at home. What taste good?? soup, steak, fast food???

    I want to make sure I stock the kitchen with some of everything. I know after surgery tons of meds food will taste different.
    Last edited by fusedspine; 01-04-2011 at 10:26 AM. Reason: forgot the e
    LaShawn Hardy
    34 years old
    Sep 2010 C5-C6 fused
    36 degree curve Thoratic
    Lumbar natural fusion
    Surgery Date 1/31/2011
    Dr. Herkowitz
    Heart Condition and Bleeding Disorder
    hoping they don't reschedule my surgery again

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Huxley, Iowa
    For me, it was fruit. Pomegranates, honeydew, and cantaloupe. Also sandwiches.
    25 years old
    double 70+ degree curves before surgery
    Anterior on 11/11/08
    Posterior on 12/2/08 with titanium rods
    nearly perfect correction
    fused t-10 to pelvis
    with a hemi-vertebral osteotomy at L4

    Broke right rod at L4-L5 on 06/26/09
    Broke left rod on 10/24/09
    Revision surgery on 11/5/09 with vitallium rods
    Broke both rods again

    Had posterior than anterior revisions on 03/11 at the Twin Cities Spine Center
    Declared "FUSED" on 12/6/11

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Ames, Iowa
    I agree with Fierce. Not much tasted great except fruit--that was the best! Janet

    Fierce--I think I have my PM files cleared out now! I never think of doing that.

    61 years old--57 for surgery

    Diagnosed in 1965 at age of 13--no brace
    Thoracic Curve: 96 degrees to 35 degrees
    Lumbar Curve: 63 degrees to 5 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis--March 30, 2009
    T-2 to Pelvis, and hopefully all posterior procedure.

    All was posterior along with 2 cages and 6 osteotomies.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Very strange, but all I wanted to eat post-op was BLTs...though I'm a vegetarian so it was with veggie bacon. I had absolutely no appetite except for those things!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    I had extreme nausea and vomitting for 12 days post-op, then weeks of poor appetite. For the first 6 weeks I basically lived on:

    -ginger ale
    -cream of wheat
    -cottage cheese

    I couldn't even think of eating meat of any type or fish for well past 6 weeks. But I tolerate narcotics very poorly in regards to my digestion. Some luckier people here have woken up ravenous for all sorts of regular foods. Hopefully you will be one of the lucky ones, too!

    Good luck,

    Gayle, age 50
    Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation
    Feb 2012 lumbar revision for broken rods @ L2-3-4
    Sept 2015 major lumbar A/P revision for broken rods @ L5-S1

    mom of Leah, 15 y/o, Diagnosed '08 with 26* T JIS (age 6)
    2010 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    2017 curves stable/skeletely mature

    also mom of Torrey, 12 y/o son, 16* T, stable

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Home cooking! Fresh vegetables! Oh I loved it. My partner is a great cook, and we love spicy food and are big vegetable eaters. After the bland hospital food (which was very good for mass-produced food) I was hanging out for spicy food. Partner obliged! I didn't lose my appetite at all, was hungry from day 2. Sandwiches were enjoyable too, anything with tomato.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Lansing, MI
    Like others I did not eat much at all. Had to drink Ensure just to get nutrients. After the first 3 or 4 weeks, I started to really like egg salad sandwiches. Not sure why, but it was good for me. Ate a lot of yogurt and fruit too. I could not eat meat for a very long time.
    Of course milk shakes and ice cream tasted great. Since i needed to gain weight back I ate it freely.
    LaShawn I just recognized your name and realize you are the one having your surgery with Dr. Herkowitz. I love that man. I just got off the phone with a scoli friend from Jackson that had surgery with Dr. Herkowitz on November 11. She is doing so awesome!! I can't believe how great she is doing.
    Good luck and you are in such good hands!
    Tell him Shari says Hi.
    Last edited by ShariMSU; 01-04-2011 at 08:22 PM.
    Shari - 55 years old
    Pre-Surgery 62 degree thorasic curve with shifting.
    Post op 13 degree curve.
    Successful surgery 4/15/10, T3-L2 fused.
    2nd surgery to reopen incision 10" to diagnose infection, 5/18/10
    Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI - the late Dr. Harry Herkowitz

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Northern California
    It was fruit for me as well.
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Twain
    Surgery 2/10/93 A/P fusion T4-L3
    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation

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