Well I have met you, and you are much younger than me, and fairly slight of build anyway, perhaps all of the stress of the last year or so has caused weight loss, odd you say about the air in Hospitals, noticed that myself when visiting a family member, plus its always very warm for the old people who are not moving a lot ( me ), also now that you have moved, are you exercising more ? even walking can drop the weight a littleDear Josh
It certainly had been an exhausting and frustrating year, but I think sheer physical exhaustion played more of a part than any "normal reaction to life events".
Also, and this is a biggie, which I only thought about last night whilst out with friends (very glad I made the effort to go by the way), and that is DEHYDRATION!!. Most people are aware of what this can do to elderly people who get urinary tract infections which then send them a bit doolally. (Im not at that stage yet, before you ask).
I definitely had, and still have, a raging thirst most of the time - I'm a quaffer of long drinks at the best of times, and never without water/decaff coffee/juice most of the day and night!
Oddly enough, my partner said that whenever he visited me in hospital, after half an hour or so, he felt the same - possibly to do with the controlled atmosphere/aircon sucking out any moisture?
Also, weight gain was mentioned as a side effect - another oddity is that people who have not seen me for a couple of months have been saying "ooh, you look well, have you lost weight!?"
I've lost SOMETHING, and I suspect it is fluids - my clothes are hanging off me, but my weight has remained exactly the same!! Riddle me that!