I am writing to see if any of you that have had lung surgery for cancer had trouble getting your appetite back. It has been two months since my husband's surgery where they removed part of the top lobe of his left lung and he still has no appetite and basically is living on Ensure. Nothing sounds good to him, not even his favorites before the surgery and when he tries to force himself to eat, he can take two or three bites and says he can't force anymore. He doesn't feel nauseous, he just says he can't stand to put anything else in his mouth. He says he also seems to have a coating in his mouth but the doctor has prescribed a mouth rinse but he didn't help. They have also given him what they hoped would increase his appetite but that didn't help either. He has lost 40 pounds and seems to have stabilized due to several Ensure a day. I do not believe this is due to health concerns as he is one of the very fortunate ones as the doctors believe they removed all of the cancer and do not recommend any chemo or radiation. Granted, this is a serious surgery but I and the doctors are bewildered of it taking this long for his appetite to return. Any replies will be appreciated.View Thread
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