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Decreased appetite? Decreased appetite?

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Unread 03-26-2008, 11:06 PM
Decreased appetite?

Comic Sans MS]Has anyone else had a decreased appetite since their surgery? I never feel I don't really eat. Has anyone dealt with this? Do you just make yourself eat?
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Unread 03-26-2008, 11:59 PM
Decreased appetite?

I am with you on this. I can barely make myself look in the cupboards or refrigerator, let alone actually eat something. My DS takes it as a personal victory if he can get me to take 3 bites of something.

I am doubtful that it has anything to do with my activity level since I am still really active. I also do not think it has to do with meds, since I only take motrin a couple times a day.

I think that my body just has not decided that it is ready to eat yet. When it does, I know I will be fine. For right now, though, I am trying to eat things like fruit, yogurt, turkey, veggies. I figure I cannot waste my appetite on things that are empty calories.

I am seriously thinking that I need to ask my Dr. about vitamins, though. Just to be on the safe side.
Unread 03-27-2008, 06:47 AM
Decreased appetite?

I was "selectively hungry" my first week post op. Eggs had HUGH appeal, as did anything that had chocolate or might otherwise be considered dessert LOL. Even then I couldn't eat very much until I had a few bowel movements (they started 5 days post op).
I'm ashamed to admit my appetite improved a great deal over the next 4 weeks - so much so that I gain 8 lbs and am now I porky 112lbs.
Ensure or Boost are good to keep on hand for the first couple of weeks. They're nutritious and require zero preparation - taste pretty good too.
All the best with your recoveries. Every day will get a little better and you'll be feeling great before you know it.
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Unread 03-27-2008, 07:40 AM
Decreased appetite?

I too was not hungry following surgery. Just in the past few days have I started eating normally again, and I am 2 weeks out. I think it is normal. Just make sure to eat well when you do. I have lost 3 lbs since the surgery, and I am hoping to keep it off.
Unread 03-27-2008, 07:53 AM
Decreased appetite?

Hi Jeni
I am also 2 weeks out and am forcing myself right NOW to eat some oatmeal so I can take my vitamins!
My appetitie comes & goes, and that never happened to me before.
(I did crave chcolaote last night, ate a huge chocomuffin and then felt nauseaus...)
Unread 03-27-2008, 07:57 AM
Decreased appetite?


Yes, I have less of an appetite and when I am hungry nothing appeals to me.
I'm also hoping I will lose weight because of it.

Unread 03-27-2008, 02:51 PM
Decreased appetite?

Thanks for posting to let me know I wasn't alone! I do crave sweets sometimes, but I try to stay away from them because...well...they're sweets. LOL Other than that...nada. I also have desires for cheese every once in a can bet your hyster behind I'm not eating that! I need to go poop...not block it in! LOL So, I guess I will just watch it and maybe buy some ensure or something like was mentioned to make sure I am getting my vitamins and nutrients.

Thanks again!

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