Corn Allergy, Food Allergies, Hospital Info

I'm Alive! Gluten-Free Hospital Food & Allergy Info Update

3 Comments 10 February 2009


Thank you all for the good vibes you've sent my way over the last few days. I've been thinking about what an interesting place cyberspace is, and how I have friends that I've never even met in person. Amazing!

I'm happy to report that everything went well with my surgery, and after a weekend of pain I'm now feeling pretty perky.

I thought you might find it interesting to see the reassuring allergy band that they gave me to wear at the hospital. (above) Although, in recovery, under the influence of my new warm and fuzzy friend Percocet, some dude (nurse intern?) tried to give me graham crackers to eat! Fortunately I was coherent enough to refuse them.

Oh, and regarding the corn allergy, when I spoke to the anesthesiologist about my corn allergy and asked about the use of a dextrose (corn) IV and alternatives, he explained that he had planned on using a saline IV, so no worries. I didn't get to ask out of curiosity why they would choose between the two, I was just happy that I didn't have to worry. Now I am going to add "corn-free saline IV" to my medical directive that I keep in my wallet.

Now I must go and catch up on emails…!

Related Info:
Gluten-Free Hospital Food & Allergy Info
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    loretta says:

    I hope you are recovering is going well. Thanks for all the information.

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    I’m glad you’re feeling better!

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    Tiffany says:

    I just came across your blog and wanted to share my son’s recent hospital experience. We belive he has a corn allergy (as do his surgeon and GI dr) although the allergist says no. When doing pre-admit stuff we told them corn allergy but were still concerned about the dextrose. On the day of surgery, the OR nurse talked to us and informed us that instead of dextrose they you “lactated ringers” which is corn free. You might want to add that to your medical directive.

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