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Old 10-21-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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having acdf on the 24th, what foods to eat after?

im struggling to figure out what foods i should be eating after my acdf. i know soups and yogurt but what else can i eat? any suggestions? and how long do i need to eat soft stuff?

 
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Re: having acdf on the 24th, what foods to eat after?

It really depends on how your surgery goes. I was fine eating normaly at 2 days post op..... Just chew your food well. Smoothies rock. I would wait and see how it goes.

Good luck. I'm at just over 2 months post op and feeling very good. I'm just waiting on my fusion results. I'm pretty confident that I'll be good to go. Having this ACDF was the best thing I've done for my health, ever. The first couple weeks suck, but it's really not that bad. You'll be fine.

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Re: having acdf on the 24th, what foods to eat after?

I was prepared by getting popsicles, pudding, yogurt, applesauce etc. I had my surgery on a Thursday, by Friday evening I was having a think steak - chewing it very well. I still had some sore throat symptoms but overall we ended up with popsicles that are still in the freezer in my house (5 months later). So if you have someone to shop for you, buy some soft foods to last a few days and then see how you are doing to see if you need more or are back on a regular diet. I still ate carefully in the first few weeks (the thought of not being able to swallow or having to cough up food kept me being careful) but overall did very well within a few days of the surgery.

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Re: having acdf on the 24th, what foods to eat after?

mmmm popsicles... lol i had to go grab one, i remember my daughter had some in there and never ate em...

thanks

 
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Re: having acdf on the 24th, what foods to eat after?

anyone have any other tips?

 
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Re: having acdf on the 24th, what foods to eat after?

LST,
Don't stress too much over this. Chances are that you'll only have throat problems for a few days, and hopefully even that won't be too bad. Yogurt, apple sauce, pudding, smoothies, etc. - all good. Jello is about the easiest thing on the planet to swallow, and you can mix that with (most) juice or soda for more flavoring. If you're concerned about nutrition, some suggest stocking up on meal supplement products like Boost or Ensure.

 
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