Emergency supplies for all bariatric patients

Emergency supplies for all bariatric patients
Posted By: Paula Henry
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Editor's Note

Well Folks, far be it from me to say that -We're out of the woods! 2020 has a been a real challenge, to put it mildly! We're still knee deep in the middle of the pandemic, with lock downs, quarantines and mask mandates. Hurricane season is almost over, but there have been soooo many, the World Meteorological Organization has started to use the Greek alphabet because they've already exhausted the modern english alphabet. So who knows how many there will be this year. The wildfires on the west coast are still blazing, in fact the smoke has even permeated the midwestern skies. Racial tension and protests have erupted in full blown riots. AND the debate and the upcoming presidential election has only added to the tension. It would be fair to say that 2020 has been a real S#!T Show!  LORD help us!!!!! SO be as prepared as a good Boy Scout and stock up on all of your necessary supplies. 

Paula Henry - MBL Founder 

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Although summer is usually considered the sunniest, hottest time of the year throughout most of the United States, the summer season is also hurricane and storm season for most Southern and East Coast regions.

A natural disaster can strike anywhere at any time, which means that as a bariatric patient, you must take steps to ensure you have the supplies you need in the event of a true emergency.

In addition to keeping standard emergency supplies on hand such as first aid kits, water, batteries, blankets, and flashlights, bariatric post-op patients must take special care to make sure they have the right types of food, vitamins, and nutritional supplements on hand to prevent themselves from experiencing any negative, adverse health complications.

Here is a list of the emergency supplies you’ll need as a bariatric post-op patient regardless of when your surgery initially took place:

New post-op patients

  • Protein supplements that dissolve in and mix with water
  • Clear broth or bouillon cubes that dissolve in and mix with water
  • Canned vegetables or vegetable soup that lack sugar-based additives
  • Canned or jars of applesauce, sugar-free
  • Jars of baby food with turkey, chicken, or beef that lack sugar-based additives
  • Can opener
  • Supply of vitamins and nutritional supplements

Early post-op patients on solid foods

  • Canned fruits that lack sugar and juice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cans of fat-free refried beans
  • Canned tuna, chicken, or beef that lacks sugar additives
  • Can opener
  • Supply of vitamins and nutritional supplements
  • Any foods from the new post-op patients list

Post-op patients 1+ years post-surgery

  • Cans of turkey, chicken, or beef
  • Cans of beans and bean soups
  • Peanut butter and whole-wheat crackers
  • Can opener
  • Supply of vitamins and nutritional supplements
  • Any foods from the new and early post-op patients lists

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