Hi Lizzie, I know somewhat how you are feeling as I had colon resection surgery a little over 2 weeks ago. I know it is not as bad as what you have been through but it was still a very major surgery. Had that tube down my throat into my stomach and it seems tubes out of every where. You seem to be doing well. I have had no appetite and it has been hard to drink as much fluid as the drs push. When you haven't eaten or had fluids for many days it becomes hard to swallow. That has been one of my problems. And food is just not at all appetizing. It is an effort to get any thing down. Also heavy duty antibiotics play a role in no appetite. I developed a bad infection after I came home and had to go back to the hospital, big bummer. I now have a big wound on my abdomen as they opened up my incision so I have that to deal with too. This has to be hard for you but remember each day you may feel a little bit better. Recovery can be slow. Please try not to get too discouraged. Slow progress is still progress and that is great that you are going out. I still cannot go out as I am too weak. I lost 24 lbs. which is a lot in such a short time. Try to drink as much fluid as you can and one thing that helps a lot is to eat as much protein as you can. Have chicken, turkey, beef, cheese, eggs, peanut butter. If you can't eat much try to have 6-8 small meals a day. You might try protein shakes. I am drinking a lot of tea, trying to get the water down, juice, and I also drink caffeine free coca cola because I like the taste. I also have ativan to help with the anxiety which can be a lot to deal with. I wish you the best and hope you will be feeling better soon. I would be glad to answer you any time if you post again. Take good care of yourself. I know you can do this!