I realized two weeks ago, when I was weighed at my lung function test, that my weight has hit my pre-cancer amount. Hurray! I lost so much last Nov-Dec but now it's recovered.
People with CF who have transplants
often have to watch what they eat after the transplant as, after years
of being told to eat a high fat, high calorie diet, if they stay on the
typical CF diet, they end up gaining too much weight. Like the normal population would if they ate a high fat, high calorie diet. Post-transplant, the anti-rejection medication
and steroids increase one's appetite so it's important to watch how much I eat. While
all the weight gain is good for a population that is generally chronically underweight,
it can be an adjustment after surgery.
Last year, I was just
getting to a good weight when I got cancer and then
immediately lost it all over the two months I was in the hospital. I'm now finally up to a good
weight again and I don't know what will happen now. This is basically
new territory for me. Will I shoot past my target weight and have to cut back? Should I just keep eating as I always have and maybe I'll maintain the same weight as now I'm exercising a lot more?
I have stopped drinking Boost every night and my palate is very happy about that. But
maybe I'll soon have to cut back on the nightly chips as well.