Apr 21, 2009 - 9:48 am
I am curious about other peoples experience with weight gain post treatment. I lost about 42 pounds during 7 weeks of treatment (radiation and chemo). I was eating by mouth (with pain)about 2 weeks after treatment and had the PEG tube removed 4 weeks after because I HATED that thing. I forced myself to eat and gained about 10 pounds back within about 6 weeks of treatment. Since then (about 5 months) I have returned to basically normal eating but for changes I have made to try and be more healthy. Problem is, I can't gain any more weight! I don't want to necessarily get back to my old weight, but I would like to get about 10 lbs on my bones so I look healthier and fit my clothes!
I have talked to a couple of survivors I know and one is having the same problem and the other said he couldn't gain weight and then all of a sudden at the 1 year mark he suddenly went back to his old weight.
Anyone out there have this same issue?