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Unread 11-27-2005, 12:55 PM
Weight Gain Scare

Hi just been told i need a hysterectomy and i am booked for 9th Jan,i wish i hadnt started reading all the google sites,i am petrified of putting weight on after the op so im already trying to loose just incase,but what i want to know is is this normal,and if i ate half what i normally do after the op then surely i wouldnt put on would i ?
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Unread 11-27-2005, 01:21 PM
Weight Gain Scare

I read posts during my pre-op days of sisters saying they have gained weight after their surgeries. I was petrified of gaining more weight. The fibroids caused me to gain weight and I didn't want any more weight on me since I am a fluffy sister.

I wasn't trying to lose weight prior to surgery. In my case losing weight was a hopeless cause because the fibroids ruled out weight loss. For me, I thought the main thing would be to eat healthy and exercise. I wanted my body to have the strength to endure the surgery and the ability to allow me to recover without problems.

After my surgery, I lost about 20 lbs. During the first two weeks, I didn't have much appetite. When I did eat, I ate healthy. I'm almost 6 weeks post-op (where did the time go) and my appetite is trying to come back to make me gain the weight I lost. My food is already portioned for me. (I use a food service that prepares meals). I'm trying not to eat the food in the house I shouldn't be eating.

Listen to your body when it comes to eating. If your body wants food, don't deprive it. Learning to eat when hungry and stop eating when the hunger is satisfied is what I need to work on to keep the weight off.
Unread 11-27-2005, 02:43 PM
Weight Gain Scare

Bless you can i just ask did you have swelly belly
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Unread 11-27-2005, 03:31 PM
Weight Gain Scare

I think I have swelly belly. Since I'm fluffy, it's kind of hard to tell what's me and what's swelly. I really think I have a little swelly belly. I haven't tried to put on clothes I would wear to work. I'm a little nervous about that. I have a Christmas dinner to go to Saturday and I don't know what I'm going to wear. I'm also concerned about pressure on my incision. My incision is still a little sensitive to prolonged pressure.
Unread 11-27-2005, 03:32 PM
Weight Gain Scare

During recovery from major surgery, because we are supposed to be resting it is so easy to just grab something to nibble on and not realize how much we are eating. Plus we also aren't as active during that time. Since I had to stock up my house with food for post-op, I decided it was a good time to shift my eating habits and stocked up on healthy foods. Since walking was recommended I walked every day adding a little more distance, time or speed to keep me moving.

I was down 18 pounds between my last pre-op visit and my 5.5 week post-op visit to the doctor (several pounds of that can be attributed to the size of my fibroids though). Right now, I think I'm up a couple pounds because of travelling and the Thanksgiving Holiday.


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