View Full Version : Weight Gain?
04-07-2007, 07:41 AM
Does anyone else worry about gaining extra weight while they are inmobile before treatment or after surgery? I've noticed myself that since i've been having hip problems the last 2 years, that this last year i've got less and less active due to pain, that i've gained quite a bit of weight! Which worries me how i'll be once i've had my surgery next month? I guess it's all too easy to rest to recover but eat junk food, as it's quick and easy to get. Does anyone have tips on controlling this or ways to occupy myself? as i eat when i'm bored. x:)
04-07-2007, 10:02 AM
I know what you're talking about. Over time I've had a lot of orthopaedic operations and have tried really hard to keep my weight down.
Are you able to do any exercise while you're waiting for your operation ? I had shoulder surgery 8 weeks ago and aren't able to do any weights or any work with my arms apart from my physio and doing some work in a hydro pool. I go to the hydro pool every second day and just do some walking in water with some gentle hand movements. It's not much but all helps.
Good luck for your operation. When is it ?
04-07-2007, 11:59 AM
i didn't gain the weight right after the surgery...too hard to carry food anywhere while on crutches...but i am packing it on now waiting for the next surgery and virtually unable to work out. my new favorite pasttime is to eat.
04-07-2007, 06:22 PM
Thanks Kjwilkin, i do workout as and when with weights and i do aquafit which is areobic's in water, some slow cycling and crunches. I'm having the joint cleared out and IT band cut with z-plasty, to lengthen it to stop it snapping, it's due on the 3rd aug. I'm dreading it really as with 4 kids i have my hands full when i'm fit and healthy let alone laid up and recovering!! Soocermum i'm glad your like me hunny! i love eating, it's my favorite pastime now i can't do alot of activities!!!:(
05-07-2007, 12:20 AM
I have had to deal with that for years. Working as a paramedic we have the same problem on the quiet shifts. You are bored and there is nothing to do so what do you do? you eat. Same thing after surgeries. I have had my fair share of surgeries already and I find that because you are home bound with not much to do, you consume a lot more food than you should.
After the first hip surgery I had I did gain about 10 lbs because of the lack of exercise and the eating. With this last surgery I am now aware and a lot more self conscious. You really need to balance out what you eat. Eat less/smaller portions, and eat healthy. Instead of grabbing chips go out and grab some fresh fruit, carrots etc.
You will find your diet changing to something that really is much easier on your body and will help speed up healing because you are now putting the right nutrients in your system. It has now been 3 weeks and I am still at the same weight I was before surgery, might have actually lost 2-3 lbs.
05-07-2007, 02:11 AM
cool sound advice focus! I will try my best, i've told my chappie that he can starve me while i can't run round the house. If i cant move fast then i wont be popping into the kitchen all the time.
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