July 4, 2012 4:53 PM Subscribe
Why does everything taste mega-salty after my surgery?
posted by Jayed to health & fitness (9 answers total)
On Friday, June 29 I had an Anterior L4-L5 fusion due to an injury that I received when I was younger. I am a 36 year old woman with minor arthritis, occasional headaches, and I am overweight. The fusion became appropriate when all forms of exorcise that I actually enjoy, like biking became physically impossible due to pain. Basically I have a 3 inch incision on my back where they harvested bone, and a 7 inch incision on my tummy from pelvic bone to belly button, of course they had to move all of my digestive organs out of the way for the surgery. Post op, it took nearly 40 hours for my bowels to start moving again (passing gas). I was able to go home on Monday, since Monday I have yet to have a BM, but I am also having a difficult time eating food to create a BM. Of course it is a Holliday, so my Dr.s Office is closed, so I am going to ask my fellow Metifites! and yes I know you are not my Dr. OH... I am taking Vicodin and Flexeril.
Why does everything I eat taste as if it has been dipped in the ocean?