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2 weeks post surgery - Having a bad day.

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Life feels very lonely right now. Things aren't going well at work and there have been some struggles in my personal life. These aren't new issues, I just don't have access to the coping mechanisms that I used to have. Prior to surgery, I would have been drowning my sorrows in a big mac and fries. I have been, hands-down, a complete and total emotional eater. So now that I can't turn to my old habits, I'm not quite sure how to process all of this.

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I'm sorry you feel this way. I know there is no amount of "chin up" talk that really helps, but I can suggest that you revel in the joy of not being able to turn to food. Yeah!!! Think how many pounds you WON'T gain cause you drowned your sorrows in a pint of icecream or a super size order of fries. Ok, so you have to face everything without the crutch of a food fix. Great! That's one less thing to worry about. No regret, no remorse, and no shame from comforting yourself with food.

This time and moment will pass and you are never ever truly alone. A stranger reading your post wishes you happiness and health!!

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All the posters are right. I am 4 days out and am playing the head game as well. I am sure that it is just because it is new to us. When I'm feeling overwhelmed or feel the need to turn to food, instead I turn to the postings on this forum to find that I am not alone and that this is just a part of the process.

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