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?
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.
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.