I am 7 1/2 weeks post TAH/BSO (not on HRT). Before surgery, I had to make a conscience effort to drink enough water during the day. Since my surgery, I cannot seem to get enough. One day, I drank 7 bottles (1 pint, 7 ounces) equivalent to 20 glasses. Is anyone else feeling this way?
How funny??? I have never liked water, my DH used to tell me that he wondered how I survived on how little water I drank, but since my surgery I cannot get enough!! I drink only water all day..I wonder if it's the fact that while our bodies are healing it requires more fluid??? Who knows..But I am welcoming the healthy change.
I have only had 3 diet Cokes since my surgery and I used to be addicted. I'm trying to be healthier and drinking more water. I figure I probably had the horrible caffeine withdrawal headache while I was on painkillers!
Major surgery can affect our bodies in many ways! But because excessive thirst is one of the warning signs for diabetes, I would suggest you mention to your doctor how thirsty you are and how much you are drinking. It was after I crashed following my hyst that I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) so it might be a change in hormones due to surgery that bring some of "hidden" ailments we have to the forefront.
I hope there is nothing wrong and you are just catching up on your water, but to be safe, talk to your doctor. s
After my hyst last fall, I started drinking much more water, and pop which I usually had a couple each day is now a 1 or 2 a week thing.
My mom says most women do not drink enough water. That we function in a less than hydrated fashion and the body gets used to it. This sound weird until you think about the posts from women who say their Drs don't understand how they function when they see how anemic they are; you just get used to the feeling.
I wonder if being on the IVs Post Surgery, our bodies get fully hydrated and then the body craves that feeling.