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by 623 · about 17 hours ago

Okay everyone, I did it. I had the thyroid surgery. I went in for a partial thyroidectomy, with the potential for a total one and they wound up taking the whole thing out. I do still have my parathyroid glands, but have been put on 3500mg of... (more)

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by 90 · about 17 hours ago

Help! I am 5 days Post-Op, I was put under General Anesthesia about 30-45 Minutes and I am very much still suffering from the Brain Fog associated. I need advice on Foods to eat to help clear this up. Any Advice? I am eating a clean paleo diet but... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · January 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Very common.......related to low progesterone/estradiol ratio's in brain after the SCN was turned off by the drugs used to induce the anesthesia. Use some D ribose, Acetyl Carnitine, high dose Mg oratate, and high dose ubiquinol and eat a lot of... (more)

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by 87 · about 17 hours ago

In a few weeks I'm getting my wisdom teeth pulled, which means liquid meals. I'd like to keep my diet as paleo as possible to speed the healing process but I can't think of many food items that are near liquid consistency. I know some options are... (more)

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by 658 · about 17 hours ago

I am scheduled for a bowel resection next Friday because my diverticular disease can't be controlled. Currently, I am showing signs of yeast infection from the long-term antibiotics and will be on more because of the surgery. Plus, I will be... (more)

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DemingRN 0 · October 04, 2012 at 4:37 AM

Please, please, please advocate for yourself in the hospital, you will find that when it comes to nutrition, most RN's and MD's are clueless. If you have your own bone broth, then insist on that vs. MSG broth, if you want Kefir (when your diet is... (more)

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by 190 · about 17 hours ago

On June 25th, I was hit by drunk driver. I was wearing my seat belt, but I was severely injured. I am out of the neck brace; out of the long arm cast; slowly recovering from traumatic brain injury (I still can't always tell when my husband is... (more)

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David_Rourke 0 · September 02, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I don't have anything to say other than to wish you the best. I've worked in several brain injury rehabilitation centers and have some idea how difficult recovery can be. Sounds like you're doing a lot right and it may be giving you some... (more)

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by 120 · about 17 hours ago

Has anyone dealt with a varicocele? Surgery? Treatment?

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Andrea_5 0 · July 02, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I'm a girl, so I've never "dealt" with a varicocele. However, I did work as a diagnostic medical sonographer for 14 years and have performed more scrotal sonograms than I care to think about. A varicocele is the most common cause of male... (more)

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by 1467 · about 17 hours ago

So I have endometriosis which causes me excruciating back and pelvic pain as well as bloating. I got the mirena coil which helped a lot for the pain. I then went paleo and decided to remove mirena and the symptoms came back with a vengeance. I... (more)

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Karin_1 0 · May 07, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I know a few women friends who have suffered with various levels of endometriosis. all 3 ended up having either complete (2) or partial hysterectomies (1) and 3 are basically very glad they did....it is truly something they suffered through over... (more)

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by 8239 · about 17 hours ago

Being known for being "into health," I get my share of "what should I do?" requests from friends and family who have health-related questions. A Paleo buddy on mine, Jason, is getting ready for long-planned surgery, and he's got some questions... (more)

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raney 0 · January 08, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Having had a couple of surgeries on my leg this year, here is what I have to offer in advice: He's going to want to start a zinc supplement immediately, eating oysters occasionally is awesome for that as well if possible. Attempting to build up... (more)

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by 4347 · about 17 hours ago

Similar post: http://paleohacks.com/questions/48915/how-to-stay-paleo-after-oral-surgery#axzz1ZIdfATcA My husband is having oral surgery to repair receding gums just before Thanksgiving. (Seriously terrible timing, but whatever.) He was... (more)

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Lars 0 · September 29, 2011 at 2:25 AM

What I did was just to put everything into a blender. Raw eggs, raw liver, meat, berries, coconut milk, veggies, bone broth, salad, whatever you eat... Smoothies with high fat raw cream, berries and juice is just delicious! Yes, you will... (more)

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by 745 · about 17 hours ago

In two weeks, I have to have surgery to have an invasive cyst removed from lower jaw bone. Following the surgery, I will have to have my mouth wired shut for 3-4 weeks while the bone heals. I will have to follow a liquid/soft food diet. I want to... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 02, 2011 at 1:17 PM

You need to pretreat with Mg CoEnQ10 and glutamine and if i Was you I would start an adaptogen in advance of the surgery. Double your normal Vitamin D dose. And for any bone proceedure I recommend using high dose trans reseveratrol. Make sure... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 4:57 AM

In 5 weeks, I'm facing a c-section. This will be my 5th c-section in about 7 years, so needless to say, I'm a bit of a veteran. With each one, I've become more conscious and vocal about the drugs I'm given before, during and after surgery. That's... (more)

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Methodician 0 · September 06, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Rice... maybe a white potato or potato chips fried in a healthy oil. And if they give you any crap about it just tell them you're gluten intolerant and your system will react badly to the wheat in saltines, pasta, and other junk. In the 3-4 days... (more)

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by 166 · October 30, 2014 at 4:38 AM

Hi all! I am recovering from a bone surgery (removed the metal) and it was quite heavy, they removed 9 screws and a plate from the top 5 cm of my tibia. That is a lot. I am supplementing a lot (mag, cal, vit+minerals). Recovery is very quick -... (more)

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Harmen 0 · February 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Summary: anaerobic exercise of affected part avoid some foods, supplements and if possible drugs (unsure) up the carbs Anaerobic exercise Vesselgrowth is being promoted by the Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) hormone. This hormone is... (more)

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by 1607 · October 30, 2014 at 4:17 AM

I'm having major surgery next month (August 20th), and my recovery will curb my workouts other than light walking for a few weeks. No lifting weights, no running (for 6 weeks!), no HIIT, and no chest work for a while. I am active and work out a... (more)

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Shweta__1 0 · July 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Getting massages on a regular basis (of course, after checking with your physician and going to an experienced/specialized therapist) will help maintain muscle tone and aid recovery. Another important point is after the initial recovery period,... (more)

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by 5768 · October 30, 2014 at 4:14 AM

In March 2012 I was injured during a soccer game and initially the doctor did not think I tore anything (no MRI done based on post injury assessment). I did some rehab for 2 months and I was about 85% but my knee still felt unstable. Therefore,... (more)

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Cory151 0 · June 25, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Was it a complete or partially torn? If i could do it over on my partially torn ACL I would have never had it operated on. I reviewed a study recently that showed that in the long run (5-10 years post op) people with who had surgery were no... (more)

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by 2417 · October 29, 2014 at 3:51 AM

I'm looking for any nutritional boosts that might help my insides heal from a hysterectomy and partial oopharectomy (minus at least one ovary) AND some additional cutting to remove other bad tissue. I've always been a bad healer - minor wounds... (more)

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Varelse 0 · December 26, 2012 at 4:57 AM

Sulfur. Lots of garlic and onion. It is good for healing and promoting collagen replenishment, whether for scars in particular or in general for healing.

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by 10919 · October 29, 2014 at 3:28 AM

About a year ago a relative of mine flew off his bicycle and broke both of his forearms. 6 surgeries later he's going in for another one. They aren't healing right because the bone exited his skin and keeps getting infected internally. Every... (more)

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Dude_1 0 · January 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Here is a study linking L-glutamine supplementation to a decreased incidence of post-traumatic infection. I've stumbled across many similar studies on google scholar, but as always, prudence dictates that you should double-check all my... (more)

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by 193 · October 29, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I'm wondering what foods are recommended post-knee surgery. Unfortunately, I'll probably be doped up on lortab or oxy, but only as needed and not necessarily as prescribed. I'll also be limited in the amount of time I can spend upright, so cooking... (more)

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Daniel_Kirsner 0 · November 29, 2011 at 8:15 AM

In the first few days after surgery I would opt for cans or cartons of casein/whey blends such as... (more)

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by 0 · October 28, 2014 at 4:05 AM

Today makes 4weeks since my bankart tear with 5 anchors surgery...I'm writing this in tears. I started PT 4 days aster surgery,, they just removed the pillow from my sling..I'm still in excruciating pain. I feel like such a wimp. When will this... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 23, 2013 at 2:41 PM

jacqui, That sounds terrible, and I wish you the best. Is there something "paleo" specific that we can help you with? Are you posting here because you are trying a paleo-type diet to reduce pain or promote healing? Again, I hope you feel better... (more)

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by 5768 · October 28, 2014 at 3:35 AM

The last time I was put to sleep for outpatient surgery was 15 years ago and obviously wasn't concerned about my diet because I recall eating a giant Calzone with pepporoni, sausage, and cheese. I remember because it didn't stay in my stomach... (more)

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Tikivana 0 · April 30, 2012 at 1:36 AM

My partner only had a local for his snipping. It seems odd that they're putting you under for it.

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