In December of 1992, I had my tonsils removed. In the recovery area, I requested some ice cream and was handed a cup of some sort of sorbet-type concoction (it was a frozen non-dairy product). I asked, why this nasty shit and not ice cream? (not my exact words) The nurse told me that it wasn’t good to have dairy products after surgery for some reason that I don’t recall. Needless to say, I was broken hearted. My questions:
Is it really bad to have dairy products after surgery? Or was the hospital trying to cut costs by eliminating their Ben & Jerry’s budget?
If it is bad to to have dairy products after surgery, then why? Like I said, I don’t recall what the nurse told me.
My impression is that, as of the late 70’s, people still got ice cream (as opposed to sorbet) after tonsilectomies. When did this cease, if it ever did? Or is the whole “ice cream after tonsilectomy” thing a myth?