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alta29
Posts: 435
Joined: Mar 2005

I really don't post that much cause I'm not that good at giving advice....but God !!! do I listen to all of you and Do you people realize how good you are ? Its been a 2 year journey...and you have all helped so much....It took me this long to really believe that we can make it....( I just need to work on my diet ) hahahah keep gaining weight.....Am I the only one ??? Even with chemo....I'm always hungry !!
Well...I really wanted to thank you all for the support....
God bless you all
Ileana

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Monicaemilia
Posts: 455
Joined: Nov 2006

Same here. I'm heavier now that I was 8 months pregnant. I was told it is partly due to the chemo. And you are right, I'm new to this forum, although I've been on treatments for a year now, but I have found it tremendously helpful and uplifting.

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spongebob
Posts: 2599
Joined: Apr 2003

A lot of folks gain weight during chemo - part of it is due to the fact that some folks take steroids during their treatment which tend to cause weight gain, some folks just slow down in their daily activity which leads to weight gain, and some folks (myself included) tend to eat more carbs during chem to (a) fill their stomach with acid-absorbing stuff that tends to reduce the nausea and aslo (b) it's "comfort food" and causes a dopamine reaction.

Try if possible to drink lots of water and increase your physical activity. I dumped almost 50 lbs after chemo.

(I recommend you start AFTER the holidays - ENJOY!)

Cheers

- Sponge

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lfondots63
Posts: 822
Joined: Jan 2006

Oh no, I guess I'm the opposite. I lost weight during chemo because of not being hungry. No steriods. I am gaining weight now because I can taste food again after chemo. My taste buds are back. Slowly getting back to the "good" diet. And yes sponge the holidays are hard. Take care.

Lisa F.

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KathiM
Posts: 8077
Joined: Aug 2005

Ileana,
Please don't try too hard during the holidays, just say "Pass the vegies" at a party! For some insane reason, I actually LOSE weight over the holidays...always have....

As far as the 2 years...for me, too...this is the first holiday season in 2 years that I have not been under chemo.

Hugs, Kathi

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