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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
After surgery I find that I feel cold or chilled even on a warm day. I live in south Florida where it is relatively warm in the winter. I find the need to wear a sweater or light jacket in the evenings when the air temp is in the 70's. Has anyone else had this concern. Proir to surgery this issue did not exist.

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 3/25/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   

I've noticed the same thing. I call it increased sensitivity to cold. Of course, since my surgery was in December, it really was colder, so I wasn't sure at first. But I kept noticing that I had to dress warmer than everyone else around, even today, when it's in the 70's. Haven't heard anyone else mention this, but it seems like a plausible outcome from surgery. I expect it will go away with time. Stamina is also still going up and down.

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