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Struggling

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Lori W, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Lori W

    Lori W Member

    Messages:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    7
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    August 14, 2017
    Start Weight:
    302
    Current Weight:
    277
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    Ny
    I'm almost three weeks post op...
    Had gastric bypass. I feel like crap I'm having issues getting in enough water and food. Going through a bit of depression as well. I'm losing weight but I feel as though it's happening in a unhealthy way. Still dealing with pain issues also.....not sleeping well. Hopefully I start doing better.
     
  2. Pixx

    Pixx Active Member

    Messages:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    29
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    338
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    Congrats on your new journey, the first few months are hard, I agree! But you can do this! As your health improves through healing from the surgery you will adjust with the intakes of food and water until you figure out what works best for you. Everyone is different but so many have the same initial problems that work out over time as the body adjusts to what it needs. Best of luck and I hope you start feeling better and sleeping better soon!
     
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  3. Lori W

    Lori W Member

    Messages:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    7
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    August 14, 2017
    Start Weight:
    302
    Current Weight:
    277
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    Ny
    Thank you so much for your comment. Some days I feel like I made a huge mistake. Your kind words gave me hope! Thanks again!☺
     
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  4. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    165
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    I thought the same thing after surgery, but now I am down about 115 lbs and it was definitely worth it, someday soon you will feel that way too, good luck
     
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  5. Ida

    Ida New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    4
    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric
    Surgery Date:
    8/28/2017
    Start Weight:
    314 lbs
    Current Weight:
    256 lbs
    Goal Weight:
    180 lbs
    Location:
    Missouri
    I feel the same way. I often say I hate I did it but I guess that’s the mental part of it. I know it will get better but the waiting is hard. But it is not easy.
     
  6. Sunnyday

    Sunnyday Member

    Messages:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Surgery Type:
    Revision from Lap band to gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    10-9-17
    Start Weight:
    306
    Current Weight:
    298
    Location:
    Southern California
    One of the best things we can do for ourselves is to get 30 minutes of walking in not ohhhh I did a bunch around the house and got my steps nope 30 minutes of walking outside you can do 3 10 minute walks if you want as long as it comes out to 30 minutes a day. One of the things that I wish the bariatric world was more telling about is that so much of our serotonin is found in our stomachs and when we have surgery it disrupts the flow of the feel goods. We can get through it but it can be hard and it adds to the issues we have in the first three months. If you still struggle I suggest checking in with a therapist (no I am not suggesting meds) I am suggesting a therapist who can help you along the way.
     
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