Post double mastectomy and letrozle weight gain
I am a rather large lady but prior to my mastectomy and following my chemo therapy I managed by increasing my exercise (walking and some online senior cardio) managed to loose 2-3 stone. I was put on letrozole a month after my double mastectomy and told to see how I tolerated it with a review in 6 months.
I have found that I am regaining the weight I lost, almost a stone in 2 months. I am still exercising, in fact have upped it despite my osteoarthritis becoming worse (knees and ankle). Most of the weight seems to be going around my middle, I have a double spare tyre (above and below the waist) and I am now again on the verge of being clinically obese. Post mastectomy I got into the obese(It looks like my removed bust has been planted in the area above my waist, it hasn’t but ……..) There is no muscle tone.
I am in my 70s
Can anyone recommend exercises to help target this nasty addition to my abdomen?
Has anyone got any advice or tips. I try to watch what I eat but yes I find my appetite has increased.
Is there an alternative to Letrozole that would make weight gain less of a problem. I tried so hard to loose the weight and am still trying.
I realise how lucky I am but would dearly like to get my weight back on track even if it is just to help my knees and ankle.