I was at the "right" weight prior to surgery and packed on an additional 34lbs post surgery 5 years ago. For me the weight gain was appropriate as for years I was unable to enjoy food due to UC. I took it to the extreme and over ate. I have since lost 24 of those pounds and plan to get back to my pre-surgery weight before the year is out.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free