It looks like my surgery (hernia & ab muscle repair [tummy tuck] and breast lift) is going to happen in 2 weeks (I am so excited!) and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions regarding my nutrition during this time. Things I am wondering about…
- nutrition leading up to surgery
- nutrition for first few days immediately following surgery
- food plan during 6 week recovery period when I won’t be able to lift at all
Are there any vitamins, herbs, supplements, etc that would be especially helpful for recovery, scar healing, etc? I’ve heard some people mention arnica. I’ve heard some people mention bromelain and apple cider vinegar to help with the swelling I should expect over the next few months.
I think I will plan on some Metabolic Drive shakes in the first few days when I’ve heard my appetite will be minimal.
I won’t be able to lift for 6 weeks (not even my 2yo), but should be able to start walking and some mild cardio after a few weeks (I think). My ab muscles are badly separated and my entire core will be sewn back together (yikes!).
Anyone familiar with any scar treatments, like silicone strips or maderma?
Thanks for any advice you can share!