I was too amused by the mid thread diversion of "who cares why I got cancer? Well, I do!" HPV
dialogue to post my weight stats back in 2010 when this thread started. so here goes:
At the start of treatment, at 5 foot eleven inches, I was 177 lbs but most of that was lean muscle mass. I dropped down to about 130 during TX but since I had been 126 lbs during my fastest marathon days, that was withing my acceptable parameters . After TX, Shot quickly back up to 142 since I could swallow and eat. Then the recurrence, where after 12 days in the hospital I was a pathetic 119 lbs - ironically, that was after I had a PEG for the first time. Very slow recovery with feeding tube instead of first time just eating.
Now back up to 142 for a year as a result of hitting the gym 4 times a week for weights & Yoga. (they discontinued the Pilates classes - boo).