Is it normal to feel so hungry after surgery?

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   Posted 10/9/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
It's been 11 days since my surgery and I am so hungry lately. Is this normal? I lost a lot of weight before surgery and I managed to get down to a normal weight...I'd really like to keep it off...but if my body needs the extra calories to get better then I won't worry so much about it right now.
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   Posted 10/9/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I can't imagine you've been eating much in the past 11 days!! Your body has got to want food at some point :)
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   Posted 10/9/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Everytime I have surgery I will lose my appetite and invariably lose weight. But after about 2 weeks or so I get really hungry. I think its our bodies starting to feel better again and to tell you the truth if I were you I would go ahead and eat well for now. I think your body needs the extra nutrients right now as it heals. Sounds like your recovery is going well.

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   Posted 10/9/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't noticed any difference personally. It may be because prior to surgery I had actually GAINED a few pounds.
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