I had an emergency appendectomy and the surgeon had to remove a portion of my bowel, due to gangrene. After the surgery, my colon was not "moving" (motility) and I had a 2nd surgery. For nearly 12 days, due to various tests and surgeries, I was never given food - just bags of saline. After the 2nd surgery I ended up in SICU where they started giving me TPN and things I've never needed in my life such as Albumine and Insulin. Is this commonplace after an appendectomy or was I suffering from malnutrition.