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Ready? go!! exercise starts in two weeks!! yeah!!

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I had my one month post-op this morning (hysterectomy to stop hemorrhages)
so far I'm doing great, still little pains but no more bleeding.

The surgeon seemed very happy about all the scars and cleared me to start (finally!!!!) my exercise routine in two weeks!! Counting the days!

Pathology report was good too. I'm very glad I did follow my instinct and went for the "full surgery" and not the conservative. Because the report did show several issues that the MRI didn't even see, and it could have been bad to wait.

I'm so relieved!!! I've been cooked up since October with "the plague " and since my asthma finally stopped last month I do feel now is the time to get things moving.

Because my stomach repair will be around May 15, again after that I will be stuck for 4 weeks of recovery/not moving!! So I'm planning on using that month in between to rebuilt my stamina and go slow but be really persistent with working out...plus the weather is lovely lately, it will help!

Indeed that last surgery made me gain weight (2 days in hospital : 6 kgs!!)....no surprise here. I lost half of it during the past month but the grand total of the weight gain is starting to be scary. I'm almost reaching 30 pounds now!!
I'm not really stressed about it at that point because I know that those kilos are just temporary, they will go away faster than my decades of bacon...but that might not be as fast as I hope...we'll see!

At 2 weeks post-op I had a little walk...was too long and I had to stop for a while because it did increase the bleeding!
Today I did walk +3k, that's much more than I did in a very long time, was too much.

Tonight I came back from Paris very much in pain. I can feel I still need time before being 100% : can't wait!

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  1. DutchSleeve's Avatar
    That sounds great Sandra!
    Finally some good news!
    I wish you a very speedy recovery.
    You will loos those extra pounds very quickly, once you stop your meds.
    Are you still on antibiotics?
  2. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DutchSleeve
    That sounds great Sandra!
    Finally some good news!
    I wish you a very speedy recovery.
    You will loos those extra pounds very quickly, once you stop your meds.
    Are you still on antibiotics?
    Thank you dear Simonne!

    I took my last (4th) round of antibiotics in November, that did activate a flare of IBS, I had to stay away from fibers/veggies for a while, and take lots of probiotics to regain "normality" in that area.

    But the main issue was the cortisone I took from October to February, never took it for that long before.
    It does always mess up my hormones big time.That was the main cause for the huge regain, that and the stress/lack of sleep, since it has the same effect on cortisol hormones.

    I came back with a big gain from the hospital on March 2nd (like for the sleeve) so I'm guessing it's from the anesthesia and/or the anti nausea meds (plus I had cortisone right before the surgery to avoid bronco spasm)...so who knows...but I know anesthesia has always had that effect on me..

    Plus the first week post op I was not eating much, way under my BMR for sure (I did track my food intake) but I only started to eliminate part of the last 6 kgs from week 2 when I was eating a little more.

    Funny thing is I could actually smell the meds on my skin until last week...those chemicals are so powerful!

    Anyway...yesterday was a good day! we were all concerned by the pathology report, so it was a big relieve that at the end I had no major issue.
    But from now on I will know that MRI are not 100% reliable...
  3. Stacey03's Avatar
    Sounds like you made the right decision Sandra, you will get there. You are superwoman at having it under control. Best wishes for the next operation :-)
  4. Sandra3's Avatar
    Thank you Stacey!!
    I hope I will be able to lose a bunch of kilos before the next surgery, it will help the process!

    I was really undecided for a while (because it was again an other major surgery) but the specialist did think in my case, since I had so many issues linked to that one, and the fact that I will get a job overseas this Summer or the following, it was too risky to try the conservative approach, since I don't know what country it will be...it could be a place where they wouldn't be equipped to treat me in case of an emergency..I also do trust his judgment. He is a very good doctor (not so many of those out there!)

    But so many months being sick feels like getting into one fight after the other!! at least that part is behind me now...

    Tomorrow I see the "work doctor" since HR need confirmation I would be able to work overseas in September.....I'm exhausted from meeting all those doctors...
  5. Aydensmomma's Avatar
    Take it slow, don't get to the point where your guaranteed to regret doing to much. A little at a time. Do not worry about the gained weight. It will go away once things get to normal. Just concentrate on the days and dont worry about the tomorrows ;-)
  6. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aydensmomma
    Take it slow, don't get to the point where your guaranteed to regret doing to much. A little at a time. Do not worry about the gained weight. It will go away once things get to normal. Just concentrate on the days and dont worry about the tomorrows ;-)
    Hi Teri!

    Thanks for your message!
    I do try to be careful. Last week I did commute twice to Paris, was exhausted and in pain the day after. So I didn't do much until two days ago, I felt better and decided to scrub the kitchen. I was in pain again, so resting today.

    If it was only the regain from the Surgery in March I wouldn't mind, but I was taking prednisone from October to February and already gained a lot. I stopped it two weeks before surgery, saw my weight going slowly down, then bam, surgery with a weight gain bonus!
    So it's starting to really add up!

    I see my bariatric surgeon for the stomach repair next week, we will schedule the surgery for May. I will probably gain with that one too. Meds mess up with my hormones big time!

    I's just a lot of step back, and my joints and back start to hurt!

    I know I will be able to lose that weight without too much issue because it's "only there since October" and not +20 years, but any weight gain is a real bummer..