I'm undergoing chemotherapy for a very early stage cancer, but it's enough chemo to experience some crappy side effects, one of which is rapid abdominal area weight gain. I've gained 8 pounds in the last two months which is very unusual for me
The nutritionist told me I was underweight before, but I liked the way I looked, was in great shape, and didn't really go out of my way to diet or restrict calories--just lifted weights or ran 4 times a week.
I'm still lifting, running, and doing Pilates when I feel well, but I can't go as fast or far, or lift as much as I did before my surgery and chemo started. And some days I'm not well enough to do anything but sit on the couch (and be on TK, like now :P). I guess I could cut out all sweets, but there are some days where sherbet is all I feel like eating.
FI and I are both so grateful that this was caught early and is so treatable, but it's just hard to feel like I have so little control over my body after I've spent the last few years working hard to get in shape. Not to mention that I ordered my dress in December, way before I knew I'd have to deal with anything like this four months before my wedding!
Has anyone else come back to working out after dealing with serious medical issues? How long did it take you to get back to normal? Were you as impatient as I am?