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07-22-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
Jeff D.
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Weight Gain

So since my ileostomy I've gained 5 pounds. I'm pretty happy with that although I know I would have at least doubled that had I not had any complications. Anyways, I was wondering how the rest of ya'll are coming weight wise.
07-22-2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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I left the hospital in April at about 145 to 150 lbs. This morning I weighed 167 lbs, close to my normal weight.

When I first got home and looked in the mirror, I hardly recognized myself. I was so gaunt and white as a sheet.

Now, putting on 20 lbs is not easy! (well, maybe for some folks) It took some serious eating and snacking. Now I'm trying hard to return to a normal diet and cut out the junk.
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07-22-2010, 09:50 AM   #3
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I've gained about 40lbs since my surgery. I need to stop eating now...lol I was 120lbs when I came out of the hospital and I'm around 160lbs now. Seems I've gained it all in my belly too...I guess I need to start exercising seriously again...sigh. Such is life when you're 'of an age'! lol
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07-24-2010, 11:34 AM   #4
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Prior to surgery they weight you and I was 173 lbs. Now two weeks later I weight 157 and trying to gain weight.
Before I went in I tried gaining weight in anticipation for the weight drop and I gained 13 lbs (from 160 to 173) as part of my "get ready for surgery'
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07-24-2010, 11:40 AM   #5
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So since my ileostomy I've gained 5 pounds. I'm pretty happy with that although I know I would have at least doubled that had I not had any complications. Anyways, I was wondering how the rest of ya'll are coming weight wise.

hey Jeff, come to my house, I promise you will never lose a pound again . Hard to lose weight, easy for me to gain.. just follow me.

So glad things are looking up!
07-24-2010, 12:08 PM   #6
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Haha, if I was closer I may have had to take you up on that.haha
07-24-2010, 12:23 PM   #7
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At the beginning of summer I was around 143-145. Now I am at 150-152lbs. Pretty happy with that although I would like some more
07-24-2010, 01:10 PM   #8
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I started this ordeal at 187 my sophomore year of high school. Surgery left me at 158 and brittle I managed to get up to 190 2 years later only to drop to 175 later that same year. I stayed at 180 for a couple years until I busted it, working out and got up to 195, to which I lost over 4 months of not lifting. Last winter I surged yet again (mainly because my intestines decided to absorb some proteins for once-go figure!), getting up to 205 and NOW I'm looking up 168, not feeling too great, as I lost in all in a little over 2 weeks.
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07-24-2010, 01:30 PM   #9
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Well I've always been hovering around 120 - 125 pounds when I became ill at my lowest I was around 95, since the surgery in april the weight is slowly coming back and is now 106 so i'm not complaining!
My main issue is my BMI, I love my height but sometimes wish I was smaller just so having an ideal BMI was easier to achieve lol
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07-24-2010, 02:57 PM   #10
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I had my ileocolectomy in Feb of this year. Prior to surgery I was 143 and after the surgery I was weighing 120. Right now, 5 months later, I weigh 123. I, too, thought I would gain at least some more of the weight back but the doctors say they are happy with my weight right now. So, I guess I will be happy with it too! I am having some issues after the surgery so I think that's some of the reason for me to not really gain much. I would though honestly like to gain alittle so when I get sick, I have a few to lose that wouldn't hurt me.
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07-25-2010, 02:13 AM   #11
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I guess I should have mentioned that all my weight piled on in the past month...so 7 months post-op....sigh
07-25-2010, 05:22 PM   #12
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I'm 5' 4" and I my happy weight is around 120-125. Before my surgery i had dropped to about 110-115 for a year or so because of illness and not being able to absorb nutrients. In march I had gotten down to 101. Since my surgery in April, I am back to around 120 again. I used the weight gain as an excuses to get new clothes. I'm kind of happy right around here so I hope i am done now. I feel great!
07-27-2010, 08:38 PM   #13
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I had surgery in May - and at that time I was 165 - now I am down to 134 and I look so sickly. I've not put on any weight at all, and have no desire to eat. Most people want to lose the weight, and here I am trying to gain a healthy weight back - but it seems like it's taking forever to get a few pounds back. I'd be happy with gaining at least 10 pds back. I am just not absorbing the nutrition like I was before surgery....
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08-02-2010, 04:36 PM   #14
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I've heard it can take a very long time to gain weight.
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08-02-2010, 07:46 PM   #15
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I gained 5 lbs in the past 3 weeks since my surgery. I am still underweight but I dont want to gain to much weight... I am just so hungry all the time and I can eat foods I did not touch for 15 years!!!
08-02-2010, 07:59 PM   #16
Jeff D.
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Over the past four weeks I've gained about 9 pounds but I haven't weighed in since last Tuesday. Tomorrow is my next weigh day so we'll see. I still have 30 pounds to go to get to my ideal weight.
08-02-2010, 09:08 PM   #17
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Hey Jeff, such a coincidence I need to lose that much, wanna trade? Problem is you are going to crave sugar free popcicles lol.
08-02-2010, 09:09 PM   #18
Jeff D.
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haha, yuk I despise sugar free anything. I like my sugar, the more processed the better
08-02-2010, 09:30 PM   #19
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haha, yuk I despise sugar free anything. I like my sugar, the more processed the better
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