Question

Sal7864
Sal7864 Member Posts: 52

for those who have had either a part or full kidney removal, how soon after surgery you could eat solid food and how long before you got you appetite back, please?

My surgery date is one week from today.

 

Thank you   

 

Sal

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  • Rockspin
    Rockspin Member Posts: 77
    edited December 2017 #2
    Sal I had full nephrectomy in

    Sal I had full nephrectomy in September. It was a good week before food even tasted ok. Probably about 2 weeks till I started getting an appetite. It does return and so do your taste buds. Good luck to you keep us updated.

  • Retcenturion
    Retcenturion Member Posts: 240
    In hospital

    Was off liquid diet on 2nd day in hospital. Had no real appetite when home. A lot of soup,eggs, smoothies. I lost 20 pounds in month following survey...but have put it back on!!!! Trying to lose weight for cardiologist recommendations.

  • Sal7864
    Sal7864 Member Posts: 52
    UGH....

    I am only 143 lbs almost 6' tall, I reallly can't afford to lose much

    Thanks for the input!

     

  • Hoss79
    Hoss79 Member Posts: 78
    edited December 2017 #5
    I had my surgery 5 weeks ago.
    I had my surgery 5 weeks ago. It took about 4 days for food to really sound good. At first it was mainly liquid or soft foods as that first bowel movement isn’t the friendliest. I lost about 15 pounds from surgery but I’m keeping it off as my Dr suggested the dash diet to bring down my blood pressure and lose more weight. I’ve found everyone is different with their recovery. Good luck on your upcoming surgery. Take it easy after surgery and remember a recliner and TV is going to be your best friend for a week or so.
  • Sal7864
    Sal7864 Member Posts: 52
    Hoss, thank you very much.

    Hoss, thank you very much. Sounds like I had better be prepared to lose some weight unfortunately.  

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    I too was off the liquid diet

    I too was off the liquid diet second day after surgery but had zero appetite. I didn't really regain it for quite some time. What helps not too lose too much weight is Sustacal. Comes in chocolate and vanilla and tastes pretty good. I pretty much lived on soup, soft boiled eggs, toast, things like that. Didn't have any taste for meat or anything substantial for a couple of weeks.

  • Bay Area Guy
    Bay Area Guy Member Posts: 560 Member
    Hi Sal.  I had a robotic

    Hi Sal.  I had a robotic partial that started at about 3 in the afternoon, and I was given breakfast the next morning and, surprisingly, I ate it all.  I was released just after lunch and, yes, I had a decent sized lunch too.

  • Kidneybeans
    Kidneybeans Member Posts: 39
    I had some soup and ice cream

    I had some soup and ice cream while I was waiting for my room to be ready.  I was hungry. It was evening. I had breakfast the next morning. My surgery was robotic lap partial

  • stub1969
    stub1969 Member Posts: 956 Member
    Partial robotic

    for me, too.  I was back in the room by 7:00 pm and had some jello about mid-night just before I got up to walk for the first time.  I had a pretty good breakfast the next morning.  I was eating okay from that point on.

    Stub

  • kiwi68
    kiwi68 Member Posts: 110
    Solid Food Immediately

    I had a partial nephrectomy 9 November. Ate clear soup a lamb roast and jelly and ice cream 2 hours after surgery and followed that up with 21 more plates of food in  3 days in hospital.  We counted because it was so ridiculous. Pain was moderate but I actually had to stop myself from ordering more food I was ravenous.  Was never offered soft foods.  

  • kiwi68
    kiwi68 Member Posts: 110
    edited December 2017 #12
    Solid Food Immediately

    I had a partial nephrectomy 9 November. Ate  clear soup a lamb roast and jelly and ice cream 2 hours after surgery and followed that up with 21 more plates of food in  3 days in hospital.  We counted because it was so ridiculous. Pain was moderate but I actually had to stop myself from ordering more food I was ravenous.  Was never offered soft foods.  

  • Steve.Adam
    Steve.Adam Member Posts: 463
    My experience was a little different

    Mine was a radical laparosopic nephrectomy that became open due to a complication.

    My intestines must have been thrown around because they stopped working for days.  I felt so bloated and uncomfortable that I didn't eat at all for several days and not much for the rest of my time there.

    I think I weighed 89kg when I went in and I was 83kg when I got home 9 days later.

    When you have no appetite it is easy to fast. It certainly didn't worry me at the time.

    I have type 2 diabetes but it is well controlled with a very low carb diet. I did my best to choose foods that I could eat but the hospital kitchen kept sending me diabetic meals that were mostly carbs. I sent a lot of food back uneaten even after my appetite started returning.

    The medical mainstream does not deal very well with insulin resistance and diabetes.

    Steve.

  • AnnissaP
    AnnissaP Member Posts: 632
    I was on liquids only for 3

    I was on liquids only for 3 days but then was nauseous so ate very little for about 1 week. I then ate a lot of soup and raw veggies (weird cravings lol).Tbh, I am 6 weeks post op and still nauseous every friggin day lol. I think it is just me though so don't count on feeling this way!

  • Sal7864
    Sal7864 Member Posts: 52
    edited December 2017 #15
    AnnissaP said:

    I was on liquids only for 3

    I was on liquids only for 3 days but then was nauseous so ate very little for about 1 week. I then ate a lot of soup and raw veggies (weird cravings lol).Tbh, I am 6 weeks post op and still nauseous every friggin day lol. I think it is just me though so don't count on feeling this way!

    Hope you feel better soon

    Hope you feel better soon AnnissaP!

  • AnnissaP
    AnnissaP Member Posts: 632
    Sal7864 said:

    Hope you feel better soon

    Hope you feel better soon AnnissaP!

    Thank you!!!!!

    Thank you!!!!!