I had a total abdominal hysterectomy and removal of fallopian tubes 18 days ago due to a large fibroid and am looking for some advice on calorie counting etc.
Prior to surgery I weighed 11st 9lbs, however some of this was the fibroid and my uterus, which grew to the size of a 24 week foetus. Since surgery I haven't been able to get a definitive weight because I am experiencing swelling in my abdomen, which worsens as I move around and eat throughout the day and fluctuates.
Because of my limited mobility and wounds (Bikini cut with c200 stitches inside and out) I am unable to exercise whatsoever and am currently only moving around the house slowly and infrequently, but I am desperate to not 'pile on the pounds.'
I am unsure what kind of calorie target I should be aiming for that will maintain a healthy amount of calories for my recovery, but prevent me from gaining weight while I am restricted from moving so much!
Please can anyone help?