In desperate search of my appetite ?
I hope you are all well. I've had a break from the forum for the last month or so as I suffered a bereavement which really hit me very hard and i needed time out.!
Treatment wise though things have moved on and i had my low anterior resection last monday 15th May during. Overall i have found the pain to be the hardest thing to manage as well as getting used to my shiny new stoma who i've yet to name!
Recovery wise i am doing OK, i am home, i can walk short distances and I can change my bag. I have a complete lack of energy and am tearful sometimes but guess thats to be expected.
My main concern and the thing stopping me from recovering further is that my appetite has just completely and utterly disappeared. I'm finding this so hard and almost unheard of for me. I love my food usually. its also really upsetting me as i dont want to lose weight and i kmow i need the calories / strength to heal etc. I wondered if others would mind sharing whether you experienced this? If so how long did it last? Any tips of things that are easy to eat that will be less likely to make me heave. I can feel my tummy is hungry but absolutely nothing appeals. I have just forced down 3 ginger nuts. Really hoping others have had similar as my worry is this could be a psychological issue- in hospital and even sometimes at home, emptying my bag makes me gag. ?
Please can someone tell me they were back to eating curries in no time! ?
Thanks In advance for any advice, tips, help, i am at a real loss!