celery_soda (celery_soda) wrote in vaginapagina,

Period + post-tonsillectomy diet = problems?

I had a tonsillectomy one week ago today. I have had a fairly difficult recover -- I am still on a liquid/soft foods diet. Since "soft foods" isn't precise terminology, I'll expand: the most solid pieces of food I can eat are the chunks in cottage cheese and the mushroom bits in cream of mushroom soup.

I will be on this diet until at least Wednesday, because I am in quite a bit of pain and have had enough post-operative bleeding that my doctor cautioned against moving onto more solid foods until then. On top of all this, I started my period today. (Is period the right term? Breakthrough bleeding?)

I am on Depo-Provera, so I bleed for quite a long time. It raanges between a regular flow to spotting, usually more towards the spotting/light flow side. I cannot really predict how it will act when. This is only the bleed from my third shot, so no pattern has been established long term yet, but the short term pattern of bleeding I got from the first two shots is this:

1. Bleeding roughly in the middle of the shot's effectiveness -- this one started three weeks into the shot, which is a bit early.
2. The bleeding from the second bleed was lighter than that of the first.
3. I was bad and didn't keep track of how long I bled exactly, but it was three or four weeks the first time. I got a separate calendar and started marking it this time around!

So, I assume this bleeding will be lighter, but am still worried about bleeding on top of trying to heal from surgery on top of not being well-nourished. I cannot take vitamin supplements because I cannot swallow them.

Any advice on keeping healthy while all this is going on?

(Also, I request that people don't comment on my choice to use Depo-Provera. Even if you're just trying help by pointing out its potential side effects, or the fact that spotting for a month is really annoying. It has enough benefits for me that the destroyed panties are NBD to me.)
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