No appetite after surgery

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I'm 2 and 1/2 months post op from having a partial knee replacement, and since then (with all the pain killers I was on including but not limited to Oxy, no longer on them) I have absolutely no appetite, I love food but the idea of eating makes me feel sick. I've been forcing down meals trying to keep weight on. I've lost over 20lbs since surgery. Which most people would be thrilled with, but I have an insane over active metabolism, and it's very difficult for me to keep my weight the same, or to gain at all. I'm 5'7 and and currently weighing in at just over 110lbs. My usual weight is any where between 120- 140 I hate how I look, I know I'm underweight, but doc keeps telling me to have small meals several times throughout the day and make sure I'm eating extra protine and carbs.... It's NOT working. Any tricks, tips or suggestions you've tried that helped? I'm desperate!!!!

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    Sometimes it is difficult to eat after surgery because of a lack of appetite. This typically passes a few days after surgery, but it is important to continue eating nutritious foods during this part of your recovery. ... Failing to eat enough after surgery can slow healing and delay the closure of your incision.

    You need to eat this type of food:

    Whole grain breads 

    Whole grains




    And avoid 

    Dried or dehydrated foods 

    Processed Foods


    Milk and Dairy Products

    Red Meat

    Sweets .

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