Just wondering if anyone out there could not gain weight after their surgery? It is the 6th week after my open esophagectomy and I have not gained any weight except a few pounds here and there and then voila I go back to 121 square one. I guess I will call my oncology nurse. I take 2 cans of Jevity with one can of water every night and eat 6 small meals a day. Trying to eat high calorie stuff but just don't seem to hold the weight on. I am moving around more and taking less pain meds for the rib and back pain but don't know what else I could eat to get more pounds on, not sick or nauseated and the drs are amazed at what I have eaten, red sauces, the topping off of a pizza, wanted to try salads but they don't have enough calories and I still can only eat the half cup amount. Any input would be appreciated.