Posted 10/10/2014 9:34 AM (GMT -6)
In the 6 weeks following step 1 surgery(for jpouch), my daughter has gained 15 lbs. During her long course of steroids, she only gained 5 or so, before the surgery. If she was pigging out due to newfound freedoms, I could understand it. While she certainly is eating more overall and more variety than pre- surgery, it has not been enough for this to seem right. Off steroids only one week,low residue diet until 2 weeks ago, no weight deficit going in. She was quite sick over the past 2 years, and done virtually no exercise. She is out walking daily, though she has fatigue and muscle weakness from prior inactivity. Anyone think of anything that could be causing the gain besides the simple answer?
Some kind of bacterial or hormonal or thyroid issue? She is miserable and it is messing with her delicate psyche.