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kziz
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 3/11/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Kurt is to start his liquid diet tomorrow.  We have a good list from doctor, but wondering if tomato soup is ok?  It was ok when he was on liquid diet for bone and CT scan.  Thank you all for all your support.  And Greenacres, I have spent the afternoon reading your threads.  Thank you for all the info as we too are heading for Austin.  And after seeing that Dr. F came in the next am at 5, I believe I will stay with Kurt.  Courtney
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
PSA 4.1
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-15-07 in Austin


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 3/11/2007 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck this week K&C. Look forward to seeing you on the "other side" of this deal.

Best wishes, KW
    43
    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00
    Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
    Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
     Dr. said everythign looks fine.  Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved  after Cystoscope?!?!?!  Down to 3-4 pads per day!
    March 1st  Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ??????? 
    May 22nd Follow up (unless incontenance does not improve by mid March) and 3rd Post Op PSA
   


bluebird
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Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 3/11/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey....Courtney & Kurt… :-)

This may help you!!!!!  We were told if you can’t see through it don’t use it! 

Don’t hesitate to call your doctor’s office if it helps to ease your mind.  You don’t need to stress ~ just call!!!

We followed this and it was perfect for us!!! 

What is a clear liquid diet?

  • A clear liquid diet is made up of clear liquids and foods that are liquid at room temperature. Some examples of these foods or liquids are apple juice, clear broth, gelatin dessert, and weak tea. The clear liquid diet provides liquids, salt, and some nutrients for a few days until you can eat normal food. The clear liquid diet does not provide all the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, or calories that your body needs.
  • A clear liquid diet may be used before a test or surgery to make sure your digestive tract is empty. The digestive tract is the path that food takes through your body as it is digested. You may also need this diet after stomach or bowel (small and large intestines) surgery, or if you have problems with eating solid food. The goal of this diet is to provide liquids and part of the calories you need until you can eat solid food. Clear liquids are easily digested (broken down) and do not put a strain on your stomach or intestines.

What can I eat and drink while on a clear liquid diet?

Beverages (drinks):

  • Clear juices (such as apple, cranberry, or grape), strained citrus juices or fruit punch.
  • Mild tea, without cream or milk.
  • Mineral, bubbly, or plain water.
  • Clear soft drinks like ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, or club soda. (No cola or root beer.)
  • Clear sports drinks.

Soup:

  • Clear broth, bouillon, or consommé .

Desserts:

  • Plain popsicles. Avoid popsicles with pureed fruit or fiber in them.
  • Hard candy.
  • Flavored gelatin, such as Jell-O® without fruit. You may also drink gelatin as a warm beverage before it sets.

Other:

  • Sugar, honey, jelly or syrup.
  • Herbs, mild seasonings, or salt.

What should I avoid eating and drinking while on a clear liquid diet?

Beverages:

  • Any beverage that you cannot see through.
  • Beverages containing alcohol.
  • Dairy products such as milk, hot cocoa, buttermilk, and cream.
  • Fruit smoothies, nectars, fruit juices with pulp and prune juice.
  • Tomato and vegetable juices.

Soup and desserts:

  • All other soups besides broth, bouillon, or consommé.
  • All other desserts not listed above.

Sample menu for a 270 mL (90 ounces) clear liquid diet: One cup is equal to 8 ounces of fluid.

  • Breakfast: One cup of juice, three fourths of a cup of clear broth, one popsicle (equals about two ounces of liquid), and one cup of herbal tea with honey or sugar.
  • Morning snack: One cup of a clear sports drink.
  • Lunch: One-half of a cup of juice, three-fourths of a cup of clear broth, three-fourths of a cup of lemon-lime soda, one-half of a cup of lemon gelatin.
  • Afternoon snack: One popsicle (equals about two ounces of liquid).
  • Evening meal: One-half of a cup of juice, three-fourths of a cup of clear broth, three-fourths of a cup of ginger ale, one-half of a cup of flavored gelatin, and one cup of herbal tea with honey or sugar.
  • Evening snack: One cup of flavored gelatin.

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


GreenAcres
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 3/12/2007 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Kziz. Actually, check Dr. F's list. We were surprised (and relieved) to see dairy on there. Also, any strained cream soups are OK, but nothing with chunks in it. We stocked up on Ensure (for the day or so after, too) as well as the Weight Loss drinks like banana and chocolate.

No fruits, yogurt, oils, butter, margarine.

We had already pulled a true liquid diet list with the clear stuff, but he said these were OK. If you're not sure, don't do it.

We're all here pulling for you!

Yes, KZIZ - Dr. F. is an early bird! I'm glad I was there to get all the details. You'll be very comfy in the room. You'll be allowed to stay as long as you want the next day before checking out.

If you have any last-minute questions, don't hesitate to ask!
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now
 


kziz
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 3/12/2007 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you mama and greenacres, I was also shocked to see dairy as well as cream soups on dr F's list. Supplements are also on there. I sent Kurt to work with Jello and Ensure, oh and the dreaded magn. citrate. Thank you for all your help. Courtney
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
PSA 4.1
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-15-07 in Austin

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