Emotions and Eating in Gastric Plication Surgery Forum Posted July 1, 2014 I completely understand your struggle. I too share these same problems but for me I learned that it is a head thing as well. I had to take control of my thought processes and become stronger. This in itself is a aily ongoing struggle. I am two years post op and I still have about 30 more pounds I need to lose. Besides the head issues I also suffer from vertigo, degenerative joint disease, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome or and I also have an incisional hernia that is as big as my fist in my belly. I have a very stressful job and when it starts to get to me I grab a Protein Shake, grapes, or something that is very healthy to eat to help get me through. We have to always think smarter about our health. No one said it was going to be easy but if we made it this far we can make it even further. Good luck to you.