I donated my kidney to my husband on 1.31.11. I was off of work for 4 weeks and recently returned to work...
Previous to surgery I was doing weight watchers, and had lost about 20 lbs.
In the month after surgery I've gained it back and then some.
At the dr's office I weighed in at 201 lbs. At 5'7" that makes me obese.
My MIL was staying with us and 'forbade' me from counting, reasoning that I needed to concentrate on healing and taking more calories in to do so.
(She was kind of right, I do tend to get hung up and a little obsessive w/ counting points).
She bought us cookies, cakes, brownies... and cooked us meals we haven't had in over a year due to my husband's dietary restrictions.
So, I have a week until I can exercise unrestricted. I have a lot of work to do. Right now I'm preparing menus and figuring points out...
Has anyone else gained weight post surgery?
I've never had surgery before, and totally under estimated how it'd effect me.
Thanks for readin/listening to me vent, any perspectives on this would be great