Nov.1, 2016-Total Knee Surgery. Surgery was 7:30 Am to 10:30 AM-and, I did not awaken from anesthesia until 3:30 PM. Immediately, I noticed, "no desire for food" and dry mouth, and dry lips. These two conditions are STILL persisting after almost 60 days!! I think I have only enjoyed perhaps three very small meals....Surprise to me! I've lost over 20 pounds, and I do my re-hab, however, I feel awful, most of the day, and have chills and use a moist heating pad, all the time. I layer my clothing.
I noticed a suggestion for fluoride toothpaste for the dry mouth, and eat cheese, dark chocolate and fresh pineapple-which I will begin tomorrow!! LOL Anything, to try and promote a better appetite and desire for food!!
HAS ANYONE OUT THERE EXPERIENCED THE "NO APPETITE," AND, OR dry mouth after surgery??