Beckster wrote:Hi everyone!
Has anyone had their onc tell them not to lose weight or has anyone gained weight during chemo and lost it after treatment? Just seeking some advice on how to accomplish this goal without pissing him off ! I have lost 4 pounds so far in 4 weeks and walk 2.5 miles every morning.
Volfan wrote:This topic actually came up at my last doctor appointment. The nurse commented that I had gained two pounds. I mentioned that I need to start watching my weight. The nurse made it real clear not to consider trying to lose any weight. Now I'm still getting chemo so that might be why. The nurse reminded me that I had got down to 137 from 160 in about 6 weeks time.
I'm back at 160 but now it's not slowing down but the nurse said don't worry about it right now.
Beckster wrote:YESSS Like you I was losing weight early on in my diagnoses, stress of being diagnosed with cancer.
NHMike wrote:I dropped ten pounds in two weeks after diagnosis but docs said not to try to lose weight through chemo/surgery/chemo so I've worked on maintaining weight.
I find it humorous that oncologist's question weight loss after diagnosis. When I went for my first appt, he questioned my weight loss, so I looked him straight in the eye and said, "Let someone tell you that you have cancer and lets see if you feel like eating!" He did not know what to say and my husband, who knows my Italian temper, almost fell off the chair!
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