trouble gaining weight

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trouble gaining weight

by outthere on Fri Feb 01, 2013 04:55 AM

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Am concerned that my husband 4 & 1/2 months post op is having trouble gaining weight. He has lost 70 lbs since diagnosis in April 2012.Nutrit ionist reccomends 2500 to 3000 calories per day for him as he is a tall large structured man. Has difficulty getting that many calories in. He just isn't hungry.Has had two throat stretches done and that has helped a bit.Anyone have trouble keeping the weight on? Does this get better.

Thanks

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by rodstock on Fri Feb 01, 2013 05:24 AM

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On févr. 01, 2013 4:55 outthere wrote:

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I myself had lost tremendous weight post chemoradio and the best way I found to regain - wether hungry or not - was buying huge pots of high protein and carbo powder, usually deseigned for body builders, well, it did help me regain and stablize my weight.

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by AgedP on Fri Feb 01, 2013 07:49 AM

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Not sure this short cut will work but excellent advice on nutrition in the download. These booklets were given to me by hospital after my op.

http://www.opa.org.uk/downloads.html

Phil

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by AgedP on Fri Feb 01, 2013 08:22 AM

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Hi just re-read and saw the "hunger" reference.

I have had absolutely no sensation of hunger or thirst for the last 4 years. When my mouth is totally dry I realise I need a drink, when I feel faint, I need to eat.

You need a strict routine to cope with this. It would be easy to waste away. I'm now 28 pounds lighter, was about 50 pounds in year after operation. 

Another point is, that you can get obsessive about eating one type of food. You then buy a big stock of it, and never fancy it again, or eat any of it!

Phil

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by gr0619064 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:32 PM

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On Feb 01, 2013 4:55 AM outthere wrote:

Am concerned that my husband 4 & 1/2 months post op is having trouble gaining weight. He has lost 70 lbs since diagnosis in April 2012.Nutrit "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://2012.Nutrit " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">2012.Nutrit ionist reccomends 2500 to 3000 calories per day for him as he is a tall large structured man. Has difficulty getting that many calories in. He just isn't hungry.Has "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://hungry.Has " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">hungry.Has had two throat stretches done and that has helped a bit.Anyone "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://bit.Anyone " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">bit.Anyone have trouble keeping the weight on? Does this get better.

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I am ssix months out from treatments. I am down about 15 lbs still which is a lot for me. Eating is very tough. No saliva or taste buds. The nutrisonist at the hospital gave me a prescription for 2calHN which is a high protine a claorie mix liquid which did help. But weight is an issue still but I am not so concerned with it as long as I feel good and strong.

 

Gary

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by Joanne54 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 06:13 PM

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Hi Outthere, Before and after surgery we used this drink suggested by my husband's onco. GNC triple x protein powder 1 cup milk 1 cup Ben & Jerry's vanilla ice cream. This drink is about 1100 calories and worked really well. You can freeze this into small portions and use throughout the day. To answer your question - yes it does get better and 4 months post op is still early in the recovery process. Jim is now 3 years post op, weighs about 15 pounds less than before surgery but is able to maintain it pretty well.

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by Lynnfighting on Fri Apr 26, 2013 04:11 PM

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I lost alot of weight ....what worked for me was at GNC it is a mass gainer complex they will help you in the store as to which one will give the most calories and mix with whole milk I had two shakes a day it ws actually good...it gave me about 2000 calories a day....It took me time to eat agin and this really helped....god luck to you

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