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Unread 11-03-2011, 05:22 AM
Re: weight gain or loss following hysterectomy

Im worried about the weight gain too, I am at least 65 lbs overweight and yes it is my fault
at 5"3 and almost 200lbs that is not good,I am hoping this will not mess up the healing process after surgery, I will lay low the first couple of weeks, but heading to florida 2 weeks post op, will try and get out and walk a bit at our place down there.
I am hoping that after I recoup I can get myself back on track and get myself healthy
What drives me nuts is at Aunt Flo time I crave chocolate, sugar is a downfall for me. Flo is visiting for the last time
WHOOOO HOOOO
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Unread 11-04-2011, 02:37 AM
Re: weight gain or loss following hysterectomy

During examination my Specialist said 'you are carrying a bit of weight', of course I felt like saying 'no kidding Captain Obvious'...spending your half your life enduring long, heavy and painful periods does not make for easy exercising so I am hoping that once I am through recovery I will be able to really get stuck into it.. fingers crossed we all lead a healthier, happier life post hysto.
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Unread 11-04-2011, 06:02 AM
Re: weight gain or loss following hysterectomy

I have put on a lot of weight but am not sure how much of it is swelling and fluid. I am 4 weeks post TAH op. so am not overly concerned until I go back to work next week and make more of an effort to eat better.
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Unread 11-04-2011, 07:25 AM
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Ok, don't let extra weight play a guilt trip on you. I have endo cancer and I'm 5'3" 138lbs! I can walk three miles in 50 minutes, I do meditation, energy healing...hey. I have none of the 'markers' but here I am. There's really no telling where this cancer comes from.

At the same time, we can resolve to take care of ourselves the way we'd take care of a sweet and beautiful daughter. We'd want the best for her ~ health, goals, life choices, etc. The best! Lets go for the best for our own 'inner daugher'.
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Unread 11-04-2011, 08:30 AM
Re: weight gain or loss following hysterectomy

I hear you Keltec, but exercise caused my problems to get worse.

The more I exercise, the more I bleed and more often. I was going to Curves several times a week and ended up with a 5 week long period and severe anemia. Not fun. I also read a report that indicated that exercise while bleeding caused the fibroids to grow faster.

I have high hopes that once I'm recovered that I'll have much more energy and without the constant heavy bleeding, I'll be happy to take those long walks with the dogs and start a more vigorous exercise program.

Sometimes the 'excuses' are real.
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Unread 11-04-2011, 01:20 PM
Re: weight gain or loss following hysterectomy

I understand and hope you will recover well and actually enjoy exercising again.

I did say "most", if not all weight gain was from plain inactivity. Yes, there are some instances out there, but are not common. So, there are some real excuses out there. I just see most the the ones that are completely bogus. I'm not a trainer nor a nutritionist. I do have people ask for my advice on other forums because I workout/lift weights and have for 7 + years, consistently so, I volunteer my own time, give my own personal advise on exercise and nutrition (just some basic knowledge others might not know) but get the bogus excuses when they see it isn't fast, sweet & simple and that is frustrating. I'd never give advise to people that have any health issues or physical issues/injuries. Heck, my own husband complains and I'll tell him what I think he should do (exercise or diet) and he just brushes me off and keeps complaining about being out of shape or putting on weight.

lol, if I just had an official degree, I could charge an hourly rate and I bet I wouldn't hear the bogus ones anymore.

I read somewhere exercise should never cause bleeding. If it did, there was some underlying condition already there and then its up to you and your doc to narrow it down to the exact cause and correct it.

Sometimes you can start spotting if you overexert yourself (when close to ovulation or period), which is not uncommon. If that happens, you should abstain from exercise until it stops. Then either cut back on the workout or the intensity. If it continues, see your doc. Most of the time, exercise/being fit, will actually cause your periods to become lighter (per my doc).

I've never heard of anything stating exercising while bleeding can cause fibroids to grow. I personally think that is not true. This discussion is definitely something a doctor should be the one to shed some light on. I don't see mine for another year. I'd like to know her opinion about it.

I'm no doctor but mine told me fibroids grow because of hormones, mainly excess estrogen/progesterone. This is also why they tend to grow rapidly during pregnancy and in women that are peri-menopausal.

Good luck to all of the ladies. I hope your recoveries go well and you feel much better soon.

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Unread 11-04-2011, 01:58 PM
Re: weight gain or loss following hysterectomy

I am 10 months post ops and I am having the hardest time losing weight. My workout regimin is this....Mondays AM: Fit Maxx which includes cardio and sculpting PM is kickboxing, Tuesdays AM: Core and more class PM: Zumba and sculpting, Wednesday AM: Fit Maxx PM: Cardio Kickboxing, Thursdays AM: Core and more PM: Sculpting, Fridays, 4 mile run, Saturdays Kickboxing and Zumba, Sunday Yoga. All that I am also eating healthy. I am still having a hard time losing weight and the belly fat. DOn't know if it is still swollen or not. This has been my workout regimen for about 3 months now. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Unread 11-04-2011, 02:07 PM
Re: weight gain or loss following hysterectomy

Oh my word! It's amazing you're doing all that! All I would say is...keep it up, Super Woman! You have more energy and get-up-and-go than I ever will. :-)
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Unread 11-04-2011, 02:17 PM
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Thanks it takes lots of motivation to exercise, especially on the weekends. The Army helps too, so I have to workout because of that. But all the extra stuff is actually fun and there are a lot of nice women who also had hysterectomies is that class.
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Unread 11-04-2011, 02:40 PM
Re: weight gain or loss following hysterectomy

I'm in the same boat as Traeleigh. Except that I don't take the wellbutrin. I've lost 15 pounds considering I weighed 120 before surgery. So I too am at my high school weight and boy that was a looong time ago!! Not much is appetizing to me. My chocolate cravings are gone. I'm better then I was a few weeks ago when I would actually gag when I tried to eat. That just convinces me that the chocolate and sweet cravings were all hormonal. I'm not depressed or sad either.... just not very hungry.
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