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9 hours ago, Tiamka said:

This is exactly the right advice, plus the lovely words and helpful information from LillieDuFran about the crisis line.

Immediately after my surgery (the first two weeks) I really felt too strung-out to feel anxiety, depression or much anything else. I was just plain TIRED! But taking the Vitamins regularly (after my doc cleared me) helped immensely. I take my Multi-Vitamin and other supplements and a few meds every day and it really helps keep my energy at a normal level, plus the exercise that I do daily now, helps me better manage my anxiety.

Hang in there, we are here for you and will always be willing to listen.

Glad to hear everything I'm feeling is pretty normal. Thank you for your sweet reply!

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On 10/4/2017 at 8:31 AM, AuntPeggy said:

I hope so. I'm not drinking caffeine so I better up my exercise. Maybe now I'll have to deal with life instead of hiding behind food.

I need to get back to exercising too. Since being sober I started bingeing on foods that I’m allowed. But doing the reset. I started yesterday. It’s hard but it is supposed to give restriction back. It’ll be okay! Promise ya. And find something to do whether it is crocheting or coloring. Anything on your down time.

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I was in a rough place and I think I only felt 'back to normal' about 6 weeks in. It was kind of isolating to only be able to have cottage cheese and Protein Shakes and pudding all the time and then have people comment about how little I was eating and ask me down the road if 'I was going to get anorexic' (from my mother in law) when I was trying really hard to choke down every little bit of food I could.

I was also in sort of a weird place too because I hadn't told anyone about the surgery and when everyone found out because I decided to tell my mom there were some hurt feelings on all sides.

But I promise it gets so much better! I'm not sure if most will agree with me, but I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect that it got me down whenever I slipped up a little bit. And I think that accepting those mistakes and moving forward is so important otherwise you can get bogged down in little mistakes that may wind up being bigger mistakes because of the guilt. Also remembering that it's a journey rather than a race has been important for me!

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I am 2 weeks and 2 says post op and the first week I was very irritable, had bad anxiety, got angry easy, sad, and regretted what I did. But then its like it all just stopped at once, about 6 days later. Now I feel a lot better and am super excited to keep losing weight. I have already lost 28 pounds in just 16 days, so that helps a lot. Plus once I signed up for this website it helped a lot to be able to talk with people who were going through the same thing I was. Good luck!!!

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On 10/4/2017 at 0:52 PM, cassislame said:

Thank you for the tip! I have been feeling pretty out of control lately this I’ll give that a try. I think that’s a big part of my anxiety.

Good luck on your surgery! Will pray for you for a quick recovery!

My surgery went a bit sideways. Got done & BP crashed. Cardiologist came in, but it turned out be bleeding from surgery. Second surgery fixed it. Not discouraged, as I feel great, just tired. Going home tomorrow!

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Bless your heart! So glad they were able to fix the problem! That's scary! I was in tears my first night in the hospital. Just stressed and feeling all alone.... I was just happy I was doing something for me, for a change, instead of always for everyone else. It's time for me now. Good luck on your journey!

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I’m 6 weeks out and the first few days were awful. No sleep, could barely drink, cried a lot.

Now that I’m on solids I’m a bit better but my intake is still so low I’m cranky and can’t do my heavy workouts except 2x a week because I’m not eating enough. I’m trying to get to 1200 calories a day focusing on fat and Protein but I spend so much time getting my Water in, it’s like I don’t have time to eat!

Also sucks that I think my intake is so low I’ve come to almost a total stall. Not seeing the scale move lately sucks!


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Im 6 weeks out and meet my daily goals and have been stalled for couple weeks my Doc says its normal

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I'm almost 3 weeks out and now that I can eat solid foods I do feel much better

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