I am new to this page and I have some questions regarding the weight gain/loss after an ileostomy surgery.
I have crohn's since 2009 and my first ileostomy surgery will be within 3 months. The idea is that it will be for 6 months but i have been warned that it might be permanent.
Never had an issue with flare ups that i lost alot of weight. Maybe 1 or 2 kg at most. I
I do have problems with maintaining my weight, especially after the long term prednisone i had 3 years ago. Gained 10kg and only lost 2kg of those. Permanently destroyed my weight loss ability.
I am 176cm and 92kg so obviously i am overweight.
Now i am reading all these horrible stories about huge weight gain. How common is this problem, what chance is there that it will happen to me and is there something i can do to prevent this?
Hope someone can help me.