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NewShinyCD
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   Posted 8/8/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Lol so I dunno what happened, but about a week and a half ago I weighed about 121ish now I weigh 128. How? I did start eating potatoes and rice religiously. I didn't think that I would have that much of an impact on my weight.
At the rate I'm going I would weigh 150ish in about a month. o_O

Also I have my appointment with my surgeon tomorrow and on Tuesday I have an interview. So I'm hoping that I will have the pouchogram done tomorrow and a surgery date scheduled.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/8/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
you shouldnt have gained that much weight that quick, unless you are retaining water or eating pounds of lard and sitting around all day, lol. are you weighing yourself at the same time of day and on the same scale?
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 8/8/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea, same scale first thing in the morning before I eat and after I use the bathroom.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/8/2010 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
is it water weight maybe? are you at that time of hte month?
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 8/8/2010 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Uhh I'm a guy >______>

I thought it was water weight but the last couple of days I experimented by not drinking or eating anything after 7pm and weighing myself first thing in the morning about 10am or so.
Although I am noticing that I'm getting my muscles and my stomach fat back, lol. After surgery I was down to 112lbs. All my friends kept telling me that I looked like a meth addict :(
I ran into one of my old high school friends who hasn't seen me in a while and asked if I was actually doing meth or was bulimic :( Of course I told him the story of my UC and the surgery after which he proceeded to ask "you can live without a colon!?" and "where is the bag? I don't see it"

Actually I've had to move the wafer down some cause I'm getting my stomach rolls back and it was causing the very top of the wafer to fold in on itself thus causing a small leak.
I really really hope that my pouchogram is tomorrow or that I can convince my surgeon to go though with it. asdklfjasdfljkasfd
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/8/2010 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
**** im sorry i totally missed that in your sig!

I have no idea if its not water weight, it takes 3,500 calories to gain a pound, that means you have to put that many in, not burning any of them. so you would have to be doing some serious eating, for it to be just from food.
I hope you get some answers!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 8/8/2010 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Probably I have been sitting around lately doing computer stuff. And I have been eating stuff high in calories, carbs, and protein.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 8/9/2010 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Our bodies starve for so long...when that diseased colon is gone...WHAM! We have to eat to regain our strength so don't stop! Once you get out and about more you won't gain as much:)

I gained 30 pounds pretty quick...I needed some of them...but NOT all of them!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

Allison77
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 421
   Posted 8/11/2010 12:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Yup, I weighed 121 going into surgery, now 9 months later I weigh 148. I freaked out but my doc say's "your body was in starvation mode for 13 years, it's now playing catch up" Ick.

-Allie
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

esoR
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   Posted 8/12/2010 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I know, I couldn't eat for 13 months prior to lysis of adhesions and ileostomy. I'd gone from 125 lbs to 99 lbs. After I could eat again I went to 135 on very little food. But I was told that your metabolism slows down so that you can survive, then when you start to eat again it does not take much to put on weight until your metabolism realizes you are able to eat. (My issue was from a serious injury to rectum, colon, and small intestine. I realize others on here had diseases. But I think we all experience similar issues with weight gain.) Rosemary

sno92c
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Total Posts : 81
   Posted 8/12/2010 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have gained about 10lbs since my surgery two months ago but personally I don't care because now I am actually able to enjoy my food. I used to be in so much pain and be on the potty all day before my total colectomy but now I am so happy to be pain free that I am eating like crazy.
Diagnosed in 2004 with Crohn's disease. Resection in 2009. Have tried almost every medication and nothing has worked. Total proctocolectomy June 16, 2010

fish1
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Total Posts : 106
   Posted 8/13/2010 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I was down to 212 after surgery and now I am 235. I am back to walking at least a mile every day now so I hope to get back around 220. It didn't take long for the weight to come back with little activity

50 yr old man, Colon Cancer survivor 2005
90 % of colon removed 2005 The rest 2-23-10
Illistomy  Feb-23-10
Fishing in the Kayak somewhere the rest of my Life!
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