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Unread 01-21-2012, 07:51 AM

Hi Ladies, im 6mths post op i had my cervix,uterus removed due to very large fibroids weighing 8lb when removed. i kept my overies. I have still got numb feeling around my belly, cant seem to lose weight know matter what i do ... I feel good for having the op, but i thought i would again back my energy by now to its full strengh. Must admit my labido has gone from great to excellent
Has anyone else having a few teething problems ? or have any advice for me would be great.
Many Thanks in advance
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Unread 01-21-2012, 08:46 AM
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The numb feeling can take a very long time to go away for some ladies and for others, they are left with permanent numbness in the area. My incision took 8 months before I regained full sensation and for a couple of months after the surgery, I thought that it would be like that forever since there isn't seem to be any progress.

As to the weight loss, have you tried finding a site where it counts calories and your energy expenditure. I know that WebMed has one that I used during the summer and it helped me lose 10 lbs. It was callled Food and Fitness planner.

I hope this helps.
Unread 01-21-2012, 08:53 AM
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Hi danielle, aww thanks that's such good asvice ill look in to it.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 12:50 PM
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I am only 5 weeks post surgery but I can share my experience regarding metabolism. I have a Bodymedia Fit armband that tells me how many calories that I burn per day. On average - before surgery, I burn about 2250 per day. However, if I have a very active day (work out, clean house, shop), I can burn up to 2700 per day. Since I have been recovering from surgery, I have burned about 1500 calories during the first couple of weeks (just lying on the couch) to currently about 1700 (1900 on work days) as I increased my normal daily activity. As you can see, I have a decrease of 500 to 1000 calories since my surgery. If I continue to eat the same way I did before surgery, I would have significant weight gain. (As it is, I am up a pound or two). I am looking forward to the time when I can increase my activity again.

I don't know what your metabolism is but you can go online and there are calorie calculators that will help you determine a general baseline (based on age, sex and activity level). If you start keeping a food journal online and determine the number of calories that you are consuming, it should help you manage any weight gain/loss. As long as calories in are less than calories out, you should be losing weight.

Unfortunately, when we are stressed or bored, we tend to want to eat more. I think many of us find ourselves there after surgery.

Hope that helps!
Unread 01-21-2012, 02:48 PM
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It took almost a full year for the numbness to go completely away for me. As far as loosing weight, I have just now, at 18 months post op felt like I could really work out. I was something of a slow healer, so I am happy to finally be able to work out without pain in my incision!
Unread 01-21-2012, 02:54 PM
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Everyone has been really helpful! I can't thank you enough. X
Unread 01-22-2012, 12:10 PM
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Susan 14...what every one says is so true. I am just 12 weeks post op from total abdominal hyst (kept ovaries). I have to say, I didn't have much of an appetite until about a week ago, but still gained a few pounds! I got back inot the gym at 5 weeks post opjust using the elliptical, but I also walked there and back, burning an additional 200 cals. It was tiring at first, but I have gone from 151lbs to 144lbs in the last 7 weeks...and the swelly belly has shrunk too.
Take your time with your activities and do write down what you eat throughout the does work. I have made this a habit and am able to include chocolate as part of my daily intake!
Numbeness is normal for some time to come apparently. Mine has subsided, but at the end of the day the area around the scar can have a starnge tingling sensation.
Keep the faith.

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