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Queries regarding my weight

Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:49 am
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hello,

I had my colon cancer operated on 25th of November, 2021. this is a permenent colostomy. post surgery i am not under any treatment. Now managing the pouch & recovering. i am still weak.

I was about 72 kg begging of 2021, however, i started losing weight & before the surgery was done, i was 64 kg. 

Post surgery there was an increase in my body weight, about 3 kg, but seems it stopped now. Can anyone here could advise if there would be a timeline i need to wait to see myself getting back to prevous weight . do not want to be over weight for sure, but doctor as has asked to keep an eye on the weight loss...

any input in appreciated. since i am very new to this 'new normal', any discomfort scares me a lot. 

thank you for support & stay healthy.

Sanchita


Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:27 am

Hi Sanchita,

I had my surgery March 2020 and my weight has still not settled (seems to be up and down). I think for me it might be because I am still learning what foods are ok for me to eat and what foods I should avoid. Also emotional...I do comfort eat at times. 

Hopefully someone will come along and be more helpful.

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Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:46 am

hi sanchita, after my operation i lost about 7kg and since i have put it back on though i did not want to.  as long as you are eating a healthy diet and not losing weight and keeping an eye on your weight as your doctor said you should be ok.best wishs patrick.

Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:47 am


Anonymous wrote:

Hi Sanchita,

I had my surgery March 2020 and my weight has still not settled (seems to be up and down). I think for me it might be because I am still learning what foods are ok for me to eat and ...

Hello, many thanks 😊.  If I get to see similar cases, it reassures me. Yes, me too, learning the food habit, everything seems to be new all over again. 

My sincere thanks for your time.

Regards 


Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:21 pm


sur.sanchita wrote:

Hello, many thanks 😊.  If I get to see similar cases, it reassures me. Yes, me too, learning the food habit, everything seems to be new all over again. 

My sincere thanks for your time.

Rega...

It really is just experimenting with food. And as you heal you might be able to add back in foods that you couldn't eat right away. For me there were foods that made my output too solid or too runny...so I kept a food journal to know which ones to avoid. I did lots of internet searches. LOL

Good luck with everything. Keep posting on this forum...everyone is very nice and helpful. I've made some lifelong friends. 😍

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Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:09 pm


patrickrichardson1946 wrote:

hi sanchita, after my operation i lost about 7kg and since i have put it back on though i did not want to.  as long as you are eating a healthy diet and not losing weight and keeping an eye on you...

Thank you very much. I appreciate. Wish you good luck too.

Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:00 am

Hello again,

i am facing some problem and thought i check if anyone here could have faced similar issues.

I had my tumor removed in November 21 and since then i have Stoma. In February i had a sudden acne breakout on my face. Dermatologist gave some antibiotics. Acne is under control but i have started having loose motion. consulted internal medicine and took a course of antibiotics again but seems not working.. planning to see my surgeon.  

is there anyone here has faced similar issues? i am worried. any lead/advice is appreciated.

regards..

Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:02 pm

Hi Sanchita,

I had my op, APR, late April this year & have a permanent colostomy.

Pre-op I was 245lbs (111kg). A week after the op when I went home I weighed 224lbs (102kg). I was very happy with the weight loss being overweight.

I have managed to keep the weight the same. I am not eating as much at meals and have stopped eating a lot of junk food so I'm very pleased about that.

If your weight is steady and your appetite seems normal I wouldn't be concerned.

Another benefit is a reduction in my sugar levels, I am type 2 diabetic probably due to being overweight.

Good luck,

Dave

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