When do you get your appetite back?

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   Posted 2/5/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had my surgery I am eating but I don't feel an appetite yet. I never did when I had UC.

Plus I am not urinating as much I'm sure I will soon since I need to drink more liquids.


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   Posted 2/5/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
It took me at least a month to get my full appetite back. But I was on TPN for 2 weeks before the surgery, so it was harder for me. Plus I was dealing with some major stomach upset. Bleck. I had UC, too, and eventually my appetite did come back, especially once I felt fine no matter what I ate. It's such a difference.
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   Posted 2/5/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I was not hungry for at least 3-4 weeks. Then one day, I woke up hungry and felt like I needed to eat all day. I constantly wanted to eat but I was not really hungry. A couple days later, my body returned to its normal routine with dieting.
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   Posted 2/5/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I took ages to get my appetite back, i would sit with my plate and just look at it and play about with it. That was strange for me as i love my food, so it didn't do me any harm not eating much for a while. But about 4 weeks post op i started to enjoy my food again i'm sorry to say and put on all my weight again.

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   Posted 2/5/2008 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
when i was in the hospital i could not stand the thought of food at all! and then when i got home, all i would eat was cheese ravoli, i mean, if you put anything else in front of me i would gag. Weird, huh? but i really had no appetite for a few weeks. You might not pee quite as much right away, but do watch that, because if you aren't peeing enough then you could be getting dehydrated.
good luck!
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