Recipes for a tonsillectomy patient
- JungMann Jan 4, 2008 07:18 AM
Getting a tonsillectomy when you're older is a pain. So much more so because two weeks of ice cream and popsicles doesn't have the same allure when you'd so much rather waste those carbs and fats on cremes brulees and pig roasts. Does anyone have any recommendations for foods that won't make this surgery even more unbearable?
I made my roommate my grandmother's chocolate mousse recipe after her tonsils came out, and she wouldn't eat it because it felt "too rich" to go down comfortably. Does this sound normal or was she just afraid of it because it has (gasp!) fat in it (mmm, cream). It had almost no sugar, only the amount they put in very dark chocolate. I thought it would be perfect. Oh well.
She's pretty much been eating jello and sorbet, with occasional bouts of small amounts of solid foods. It's been a week.
I don't remember him complaining about temperature, but I am sure I served it on the cooler side.
Actually he said his throat felt like he just swallowed a handful of broken glass after his surgery. I think he was about 35 at the time. He said it was all worth it-no more strep throat.
Using the criteria that the food must be smooth/soft texture:
Blueberry yogurt smoothie (or insert your favourite fruit and blend)
Butternut squash soup
Corn Chowder (borders on not-so-smooth but I thought if it were pureed enough then at least you could enjoy some bacon...)
French Toast (just thinking the one we made in the oven New Year's Day was fairly soft)
Hummus (although if salt irritates maybe not?)
Hope that fits the bill although I confess I don't know enough about the procedure to know if hot foods would irritate so my suggestions might be useless :\
How about a simple Cream of Potato Soup...
Finish with Cream
Season to Taste
Garnish with any of the following:
Well, I'd opt for the creme brulée over the pig roast, save for the burnt crust. You'll want to stay away from anything crunchy & crispy = pain. So yeah, pureed, mashed, liquid, mousse-y anything. And the occasional scoop of ice cream will feel fabosky. Good luck, young man. Ouch.