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Heyya, everyone! I'm Mel. I'm 20 years old and have a gastric sleeve operation on 17 December. At first it was really hard, since I couldn't handle the pain medication and every time I even THOUGHT of food, I was repulsed. I still sometimes feel that way.

I keep feeling like I'm doing it wrong. I'm having these incredible mood swings and I'm so scared I'm going to mess up! What can I do to feel good again? Is there a fool proof way to make sure I'm doing the utmost to take maximum advantage of this operation? Thank you guys so much. I'm glad I found this site!

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What instructions did you doctor give your upon discharge? You should have been give something about what to eat and drink. The basics are get your Protein, drink your fluids and exercise as much as you can.

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It's normal to feel like a mess. The mood swings are normal. As your body loses the fat, hormones in the fat gets released. FOLLOW your program! You are in the honeymoon phase and you need to make the most of the weight loss that comes off fast now because it gets a lot harder. If you follow your program, you are doing what you should be doing and you won't mess up. When you cheat, you only cheat yourself. You can do this!

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We have the same surgery date! I am feeling the same way. I am miserable. I don't want to even eat or drink but I know I better. I am following my surgeons advice but its hard. I am going to hang in there (we really have no choice) I know one day I will wake up and feel great. I have lost 21 pounds 6 pre 15 post. So I can't wait to say I've lost one hundred! ONE DAY AT A TIME! WE GOT THIS!

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You were motivated to get the surgery, which means you were motivated to jump through all the hoops to qualify for the surgery...I think you need to give yourself more credit. Sometimes motivation is a strong overwhelming feeling. Other times it is so quiet that it seems dormant. Irregardless, it is still there. Usually tends to show up the more we make the right choices. Follow your surgeons plans and if you haven't received enough info...Google it. There are some great plans from medical professionals on the net.

Oh and I had the surgery 12/16 :)

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That is amazing, Bruce! You're sort of like one of those Russian nesting dolls in that video. Good for you!

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Thank you so very much Bruce! That was very inspirational. I am so scared of doing what I have always done, slipping back into old destructive patterns.

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