Feeling cold after surgery
How sweet you are to support her so much!
** Reduced calories. What is a calorie? It's a measure of how much heat it takes to raise the temperature of water. So fewer calories means less body heat being generated by the body.
** Reduced insulation. Although she may not have lost much weight just yet, she will. And fat is a great insulation for our bodies. But as she loses weight, she'll also lose her permenant winter coat that keeps her overheated all the time.
I'm 3 years post-op and I remember that first winter after surgery. I was so cold it was literally painful for my skin to be exposed to anything other than cozy warmness. It took about 18 months before I started to notice that the bitter coldness went away some. But I'm still cold by nature even so far out from surgery. My mom had WLS 7 years ago and she still gets cold easily too. It's just a new part of life after WLS.
Michelle (OH member since 2004 - new user name)
HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 172
(Working on losing my regain!)
GOAL! - 140 lbs - 7/28/10
Starting size 26/28, now size 10/12, 5'4"
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." -Hebrews 13:8
Hope you and your wife and reach a happy medium. As for my husband and I, I'm hot so the AC stays on and he has to put on a sweatshirt and socks :P
The first 4-5 days I was home from surgery (in the middle of a 99 degree SUMMER!) I was FREEZING cold. On day 5 I actually just started shivering and sweating all over late at night (like someone breaking a fever, but I had no fever...) I fell asleep and the next day when I woke up I felt GREAT! In fact it was teh first day I really felt no pain, no nausea, no cold, no discomfort it was like my whole body just suddenly "woke up".
I was someone who could be a furnace before surgery (You could have cooked eggs on my stomach...The husband calls me his personal heat rock). And I had the 5 days of being cold, and then once my body restarted and kicked back into life again I went right back to sweating and being hot all the time :) LOL!
Here it is getting colder, I have lost a huge chunk of weight and I am actually just as hot if not more so than before! So not everyone gets colder, unfortunately. I am always jealous when I hear about all these cold blooded folks
Goal Weight 145 lb. Met On: 2/5/11
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