dVH/RALH weight gain post-op | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)


HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Reply

weight gain post-op weight gain post-op

Thread Tools
  #1  
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.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
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!
  #3  
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.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
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.
  #5  
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.
  #6  
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.
  #7  
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!!
Reply

booklet
Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions
Register




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
6 Replies, Last Reply 11-29-2011, Started By brayva
0 Reply, Started By Ceasaw
6 Replies, Last Reply 02-20-2010, Started By robinfrommilw
7 Replies, Last Reply 10-02-2009, Started By glitterqueen
11 Replies, Last Reply 08-24-2006, Started By bluekay
13 Replies, Last Reply 08-28-2005, Started By jazzy68
14 Replies, Last Reply 08-17-2005, Started By Irene70
8 Replies, Last Reply 02-07-2005, Started By kirby1620
2 Replies, Last Reply 01-15-2004, Started By Hev53
4 Replies, Last Reply 08-01-2003, Started By crankyincanada
2 Replies, Last Reply 02-26-2003, Started By madeleine
3 Replies, Last Reply 09-16-2001, Started By annnette
6 Replies, Last Reply 12-18-2000, Started By deltabelle
7 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
8 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
7 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
7 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
4 Replies, Hysteritaville General Discussions
3 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
9 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

June 23,2021

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!
Advertisement


Advertisement