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Thank you EVERYONE for the kind words. I think the emotional rollercoaster with this is the biggest part. I really was not prepared emotionally.

I know that I'm doing great. I also know that I have 170 pounds to lose and that makes seeing the end result a little harder. I struggled with depression and anxiety long before my sleeve and will fight it for a lifetime. I have Multiple Sclerosis and that makes this battle hell. The stress from the surgery causes MS flair ups and then I'm in bed for days feeling like I'm going to die. Just ready to scream. I needed a good vent to people who understand and that's what I did.

Thank God for my psychiatrist, counselor, neurologist, and my several happy pills. Lord only knows where I wouldn't be without them.

Really can't thank you all enough. You words and article were just what a girl needed during a bad week! :D

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I understand what you mean about the comfort. The best way I can describe it is that somedays I feel like I lost my best friend. I recommend a counselor. It really is a great help.

I definitely feel everyone here who id dealing with a bit of depression because figuring out what to eat, taking supplements and exercising is a bit overwhelming, especially when we have deal with our jobs, family, etc.

SleeveGirl- TX, I was thinking about going to a counselor just to have someone to talk to about this that I won't drive crazy because it does become one of the main things on your mind. How did you find a counselor specializing in weight loss. I haven't seen any that advertise that around here, so to speak. I'm not sure how to find someone experienced. I thought about going to someone specializing in eating disorders but I don't believe I really have an eating disorder, so to speak. I've always just liked food but I am a little suprised tht I miss it more than I thought.. food makes me sick now so even if I want to eat it, I don't enjoy it anymore. I do get hungry, both physically and mentally so I have to eat and do eat. I guess food is no longer a comfort to me. Hard to explain!

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Don't forget that when fat cells burn hormones pour out so even people who have never dealt with depression may need medication for a short while, while folks like me who have battled depression most of their lives may flare up anew. SIgh. On top of everything else!

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