i don't lose weight or lose my appetite with surgery. Each time I have had surgery I have gained weight and never take it off. This time was no different. It doesn't matter that I don't eat the first couple of days because once home and with less activity (I guess) i gain weight. The only time I have ever lost my appetite was when I was 19 and had hepatitis and back then my doctor told me to eat hard candy, which I did and haven't stopped doing that for 40 years. That was it. I lost weight and thought it was the greatest thing. i just don't lose my appetite no matter what.
1987 Lumbar Laminectomy (forget which levels)
2005 A/P fusion, L2 - L5, 2/2005
2009 2 Posterior fusions, T6 - Pelvis, 2/10 & 2/18,
Dr. Frank Rand, NEBH