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Unread 02-20-2012, 11:54 AM
weight gain post-op

I weighed myself after I got home and found that I'd gained 5 lbs! How can this be when I had a total bowel cleanse pre-op and didn't eat at all for 3 days before? Has anyone else had this happen? I was really bummed out by that.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 02:40 PM
Re: weight gain post-op

Sorry you're upset, sister.

Perhaps it is all water retention?

I sympathize!
Unread 02-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Re: weight gain post-op

It is probably caused from all of the IV fluids pumped into you before, during, and after the surgery. It takes some time for those fluids to find their way out of your body.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 03:09 PM
Re: weight gain post-op

Being a former diet/nutritional counselor, give yourself a few days!! I know, it's sick--I got on the scale right away too and I was up. It was all the fluids. You'll lose it + more. This is our fresh start to begin eating cleaner.
Unread 02-20-2012, 03:26 PM
Re: weight gain post-op

Your body has gone through a major change. I'd suggest not weighing yourself until you're fully recovered, because until then, the numbers on the scale don't reflect whats really going on with your body. In other words it's not accurate- it's reflecting fluid retention, gas buildup, and even though you did the cleanse pre-op, surgery slows your colon down, so you're not digesting like normal.

Give your body time to normalize, I hope you feel better soon.
Unread 02-21-2012, 10:14 AM
Re: weight gain post-op

Thanks to all you sisters who shared! I guess I'm just being a little impatient. I know it will take time to be back to normal, whatever that is now! I'm not sure I'll ever feel the same again.
Unread 02-21-2012, 10:42 AM
Re: weight gain post-op

They give you lots of fluids in the hospital and the swelling in my abdomen was horrible for the 1st few weeks!!

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