Well, now I have a reason (excuse?) for feeling so tired in the last few weeks. As the doctor explained a week ago, my edema was the result of all the fluid infusions I’d had in the preceding weeks. His observation: I just needed time to “pee it all out.”
At the time my weight, recorded midday when I was fully clothed, was 204 pounds. I didn’t think much about it. It was only 1-3 pounds more than what they usually record under similar circumstances. Most women I know can vary a pound or two from day to day, just from fluctuations in water weight.
So I’ve spent a week resting, relaxing, eating a lot, walking a little, and yes, peeing a lot. Annoying, really, having to get up during the night so much more than usual. But things are almost back to normal.
Still, I was unprepared for what my bathroom scale said this morning. I didn’t make a note of my weight the last time I checked it, but I think it was maybe 200-201 a week ago. It’s always been a few pounds less than at the doctor’s office (scales vary, and at home I always weigh without clothes).
Anyway, this morning my weight was 191. So 10 pounds of water, more or less, gone. No wonder I felt so weak, slow, and clumsy! Not that I’m skipping around now feeling light as a feather but it certainly helps to know I’m hauling 10 pounds less up the stairs or down the hall.