5 days post op and I have no appetite...nothing sounds good or taste good. Is this common after surgery? My husband is getting worried...I am drink alot of water, gaterade, and tea. I take my medicine with pudding cups.
I just had my 2nd surgery may 29th, did uterus 2yrs ago and took everything except right ovary this time, both times i never really ate until the 2nd week. Today i actually ate a meal :, i would try to at least drink a milk shake or something
So glad to see this post! I got on the scale today and I have lost 8 lbs since surgery. Don't have much of an appetite now but at like a pig right after surgery and that worried the nurses and DB. Would like to have the appetite back but what I am most hungry for is fruits and raw veggies so I figure I'm not doing too bad. Nurse told me to make sure I get plenty of protien to heal so I have jello and Ensure Clear. I do eat meals but no where near the right portions.
I also had little to no appetite following my abdominal hysterectomy. I was told that is normal by my doctor. The after effects of anesthesia and the pain meds you are taking can affect your appetite. I would eat a few bites of something and then not be able to eat any more. My appetite started to come back around 10 days post-op. Now I am 6 weeks post-op and back to normal!
Eat the things that appeal to you, only if it just a few bites. My husband made several trips to the grocery store to appease my food desires.
Be gentle with yourself and have patience...
Yes protein is a big deal especially because of blood loss and for muscle health while your laying around. Im a veggie and actually have been craving red meat, i know its the blood loss but if the craving continues i might have to be bad :-)