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Unread 02-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Weird food Cravings anyone?

My TVH surgery on Jan 27th led to a second one on the 28th for severe blood loss. My hemoglobin level hit a 5 before they gave me two pints of blood in the hospital. When I left the hospital on the 30th my hemoglobin was 7.5. I am on iron pills to help me build up my blood levels. Is anyone in the same boat I am and having food cravings like you did when you were prego? A couple of days ago I desperately wanted a Snickers for the peanut/caramel combination. Today I had to have fruit! Especially those little orange slices in a can! Anyone else having cravings, or am I just going crazy?
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Unread 02-09-2011, 07:51 PM
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Oh, yes, this happened to me.
Oatmeal with apricots, fried fish, citrus, peanut butter, and many I am sure I don't remember. I have been anemic for a long time, but this hit about 3 weeks after surgery. I am at 9 weeks now, taking iron (almost normal levels now) and It has gone away-well, it left a few pounds on me, and , yes, it was weird.
Unread 02-09-2011, 07:58 PM
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I craved anything was weird
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Unread 02-09-2011, 08:22 PM
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I'm in the midst of serious cravings. Also canned oranges! And crunchy peanut butter. Test of my Willpower moment.
Unread 02-09-2011, 08:46 PM
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Cabbage....tons and tons of cabbage. And to add to the weirdness of this, I wasn't anemic and the craving lasted at least a year and a half after my surgery.
Unread 02-09-2011, 08:53 PM
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Oh, Ampyali, that is grose. LOL
Glad you made it through.
Unread 02-09-2011, 10:28 PM
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I have been eating normally but weighed myself today and saw that I lost a little weight. I am craving Garrett's popcorn!
Unread 02-09-2011, 10:55 PM
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I have had tons of cravings. It just not one thing. It tons of things I normally don't eat. I am at week 8 and it's balancing out now. There for a while it was crazy. I didn't give in to most of the craving so I didn't balloon up.
Unread 02-09-2011, 11:06 PM
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Fresh fruit, especially pineapple, but mostly anything wet & cold.
Unread 02-09-2011, 11:23 PM
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I want ice cream! And cookies. I wasn't much of a sweets eater pre-surgery, and now its all I want.

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