Man...I haven't posted in this forum in a long, long time...I saw it in my bookmarks and figured I'd stop by.
This past spring I had an attack of gallstones and acute pancreatitis. After having my gall bladder removed I developed a "hemorrhagic pseudo cyst" which is internal bleeding/hematoma, and spent another three weeks in the hospital. When I was admitted I was 240 pounds. I was NPO for the the first ten days, clear liquids for two more, and then low fat hospital house diet. After being discharged and losing the water weight from the IV, I was down to 185.
185! That was my wrestling weight in junior high.
I'm now almost four months post discharge and I'm still in the 185 - 188 range. I have been forced into better portion control and am still watching fat content. Two weeks ago my surgeon cleared me to start exercising again. I've only been for two very short rides, but at least I'm back in the saddle.
BTW - I'm 6' 1" so I guess I still qualify as a clyde...