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Unread 04-21-2001, 06:58 AM
Silly question...

OK, with all of the serious stuff we talk about here, I realize this will not top the list of what should be a priority... but I thought the answer might give some of us something to look forward to.

Since these fibroid things must have some weight to them -- in addition to the uterus itself... have punctured princesses actually lost weight after the surgery???

I don't have a clue why I thought of that this morning... but I thought, what the heck...

Hugs, Laura
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Unread 04-21-2001, 07:22 AM
Silly question...

I lost 5 pounds after my surgery. A cyst was removed along with my right ovary that was larger than a cantaloupe. It weighed in at 3 pounds. I had several fibroids that made my uterus the size of a 20 wk pregnancy. That must have been the extra 2 pounds. I had been trying to lose that extra 5 pounds for the longest time and nothing worked. Nothing that is until surgery.
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Unread 04-21-2001, 06:19 PM
Silly question...

I suppose its just wishful thinking to think my fibroids could weigh 20 pounds! Seriously though, I sure hope they weigh something, they sure feel like they do!
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Unread 04-21-2001, 06:26 PM
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I lost eight pounds in one day. I thought that was pretty good! It was the weight I could never get rid of by dieting...guess fibroids don't succumb to Slimfast!

Karen
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Unread 04-21-2001, 06:30 PM
Silly question...

I thought about the weight thing too and find myself joking to friends that I hope to lose that 8 lbs. I have been fighting with all winter. I figure 5 lbs. for all the female stuff (TAH/BSO) and another 3-4 lbs. for not feeling too well. Hey, that's the 8 lbs. I want gone! Then I'll be at my prime weight of 125 lbs. At least this gets my mind off of the real serious worries. Ha!
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Unread 04-21-2001, 06:53 PM
Lost weight

I too lost 9 lbs overnight!

I was told that my uterous was double the normal size plus not feeling up to eating for a few days helped.

Did anyone else have trouble with things tasting like metal for a while after surgery?

Mine was so bad I gagged on water!
Which in turn kept my fever from going down and in turn kept me in the hospital an extra day!

I still am not up to eating most things that I use to love. Its really weird....I use to hate chocolate milk.....but it was the only thing that tasted right!
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Unread 04-21-2001, 07:31 PM
Silly question...

Well, that's because chocolate is the perfect food.

Karen
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Unread 04-21-2001, 07:34 PM
Silly question...

I haven't lost a whole lot of weight (no, my fibroid did NOT weigh the 30 lbs I hoped it did ). However, I did loose that "pregnant" look, once the swelly belly went down.

In my case, on top of the fibroid, I had a problem with water retention, which the surgery relieved.
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Unread 04-22-2001, 12:17 AM
Yes but I only lost 5#

to my dismay. The weights are done in grams, not pounds , which is a much smaller unit of measure. 500 gms is about 1#.
Yes, the uterus has some weight and yes, so do the fibroids. Some are absolutely huge, others are not. It is surprising how much misery they can generate physically pre-op no matter the weight and size.
I had hoped to lose a bit more as I wasn't eating much for the last 2 wks prior to the surgery and the hospital food was so bad I took in very little during my 4 night 5 day stay while there.
SIgh!!
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Unread 04-22-2001, 06:42 AM
Silly question...

Dany, I know what you mean about wishing it weighed more! (I was secretly hoping they'd find a couple lurking around behind me...might account for the butt....)

Karen
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