Phase II Foods

by Ruthie

I am 4 days post-op and I am trying to get all the liquids and protein I need. I am taking vitamins daily but I am concerned that I am not taking in enough.

I am only able to drink 1/2 a cup of a protein drink at a time and I am sipping on liquids pretty much all day to stay hydrated.

Problem (can't believe I am saying this) is I have absolutly no desire to eat. None.

I am wondering if this is temporary and will get better once the swelling goes down, and how long to expect that to take.
Thanks for any info.

It's not unusual to lose interest in food in the beginning.

There's no hard and fast rule as to when you'll be able to eat more and when you'll have a greater appetite, but most likely it will happen in the next month or so!

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