Why don't I like the taste of alcohol after my surgery?
March 5, 2012 3:05 PM Subscribe
Why do I not like the taste of wine and other alcohol, four months after my orthhopaedic surgery?
posted by mgrrl to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I had a periacetabular osteotomy on my left hip about four months ago. They used a cell saver and recycled about 6.5 litres of my blood, and I got two units of donated blood the night of the operation. I was off work recovering for about 8 weeks.
My orthopaedic surgeon is happy with how my bones are healing, and I feel like I'm recovering well - I'm only taking ibuprofen for pain, and I feel so much better than I did a few months ago, but I still can't stomach any alcohol! I don't like the taste of wine any more at all - it feels kind of like being pregnant (I'm not). I guess this isn't the worst thing in the world, but I would be disappointed if I couldn't drink again.
Has anyone ever heard of this?
I see my surgeon again in about three weeks, so I'll ask him as well.