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Unread 11-25-2007, 07:58 AM
feeling really fat

7 wks and 3 days post op and still have the swelly belly!! Have walked every day and today tried a bit of Tai Chi for the first time - am a bit sore from the turning! NO sign of belly going down at all!!!

After what we have all gone through I don't really care at the moment - however I am due back to work and I know none of my clothes will go near me!!

We'll all be fine!
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Unread 11-25-2007, 08:13 AM
Feeling really fat...

Hey gals!

Please don't beat yourselves up or get too depressed about the feeling fat period. I'm right at 12 weeks post-op and am back in my clothes, feeling really well, exercising daily, drinking lots of water and eating better than I did pre-op. There is hope and the light at the end of the tunnel WILL come on! I too refuse to buy new clothes right now....need some pretty desperately as I have a conference to attend in the next couple of months.

Swelly belly is a known phenomenon with hysterectomy. Still, some days, at the end of the day, I can't wait to get into my 'active wear' with the elastic waist. (That's a funny name for the togs I wore for my complete recovery....being INactive!)

I was out of the granny panties before week three and was back in my jeans....tighter than usual....at week four.

Be patient and know that this is all part of the process and recovery is wonderful!

Best wishes to you all!
Unread 11-29-2007, 07:24 AM
feeling really fat

thanks so much. i'm glad i'm not alone.
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Unread 11-29-2007, 07:47 AM
feeling really fat

Originally Posted by aaron1
thanks so much. i'm glad i'm not alone.
Hi aaron1

I see your op date was the same day as mine, how are things going?

Heather - 40

TVH - uterine and bladder prolapse, excess bleeding and clotting.
Unread 11-29-2007, 08:29 AM
feeling really fat

I actually went out and bought you know slimming underwear. Which I havent had the courage to even try on until yesterday. I think it maybe a while befofre I try them on again. I want to wear jeans darn it. I bought these really cute jeans just before the surgery. I can barely button them and I wore them once post surgery for 4 hours and wanted to die. So back on the hanger they wait
Unread 11-29-2007, 09:27 AM
I can totally relate!

Its been almost 3 mos and I am struggling with the same problem. If you lay around, you don't burn off the calories, if you start being active you end up with a swelling in the belly. I am feeling very discouraged these days. I feel like I am never going to lose this belly. I just keep trying to remember it can take 6 mos to a year to be feeling normal again. I am trying to walk every day and do some pilotes. I'm afraid to do ab work yet, too soon I think. Anyway, just wanted to say I can relate completely with you ladies.

Unread 11-30-2007, 01:42 AM
feeling really fat

I hear ya girls! LAVH on 10/31 - bloated like a beached whale! I don't know if it is lack of containment during my time off recovering (in lounge wear and night shirts) or actual swelling... but I did have to break down and buy a few pairs of pants to get back to work in.

At about 3.5 weeks, I started feeling internal pressure building (if that makes sense) and went and got some tummy control panties. (TMI - considering I don't wear underwear this was a HUGE step!) I bought them one size larger than I would normally wear, so they are not too tight, but give some support, so I don't feel the pressure at the incisions.

But I am dying to get home and undressed at the end of the day!!!

Hang in there!
(And please be wrong about that year of swelling!)
Unread 11-30-2007, 07:10 PM
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I've had the little pooch for a short time after TVH but now I've been feeling/seeing it at the end of the day. I'm figuring it's because I'm back at work & moving around alot more (?) I think it's a normal 'side effect' of trying to recoup...
Unread 12-02-2007, 09:16 AM
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Autumn Leaves

I am 8 weeks post-op had partial hysterectomy left ovaries & cervix had heavy bleeding & fibroids. Belly still swollen & I go to the gym every day & work out for 1-2hours classes, stretching, light weights-seeing some results-but it is slowwwww!! Good luck everyone!
Unread 12-02-2007, 01:47 PM
feeling really fat

Originally Posted by sweet20
I only have one pair of elastic pants and don't want to buy any clothes.
I had to smile when I read this. I bought just one pair of jeans with an elasticated waist to wear during recovery, thinking I wouldn't be wearing them for very long... 8 weeks later, I'm still wearing them! When they get washed I put my pjs on!
Last week I did find I could do up my pre op jeans, but by the middle of the day they were so tight I felt my belly was going to burst out of them.
I wouldn't mind so much if I hadn't lost 19lbs since my cancer diagnosis in mid Sept. By rights my jeans should be very baggy by now.
It's not fair!

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