Why Am I Always Cold After Surgery

Do you feel cold after surgery? Also, still trying to keep positive, but it’s tough!

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First, today I am 2 weeks out.

After surgery, I feel cold all the time. It was never like this before surgery. If I drink a glass of anything at room temperature, it makes me cold. My body temperature can drop down to 97.2 degrees just from that. I have to wear a heavy sweatshirt jacket at home all the time, and use an electric blanket at night.

There are lots of articles out there on the effects of Ghrelin, appetite, sleep, and body temperature. I think the surgery has really affected my body temperature, metabolism, and sleep. I am not sleeping as well as I did before surgery, and it takes me a long time to fall asleep bcos I have to warm up before I fall asleep.

The other challenge is. I am 2 weeks out, and have not lost a single pound. I keep wondering what is going on here, and when will my body’s metabolism adjust? I mean, it seems like it has to.

I called my doctor’s office, and I have an appointmet on Wednesday afternoon. We’ll see what they say.

I am happy for all of you who have done so well initially after the surgery. But, it is hard for me not to be concerned about it.

Any thoughts? Thank you.

HW: 318.6 Pre-surgery Weight: 268.6 CW: 149 Sleeve Date: March 19, 2012
169.6 pounds! Doctor established medical goal weight = 165. I lost 50 pounds before getting sleeved. Current BMI = 27 Original starting BMI = `58.3 Tummy Tuck: 01-04-13

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