Last Feb I joined WW and by June I had lost almost 30 pounds. I was thrilled. The previous Oct I had emergency surgery on my right eye because my lens spontaneously detached. There was no way to save it and the eye was not a candidate for a new lens. Since the eye had healed I was able to work out vigorously and often.
Then the last week in June, while sitting on the couch, I noticed my vision suddenly got worse in my "good eye", the left. Went to ER and was told the lens in that eye was also detaching! To make a long story short, I had surgery, it went horribly wrong, and during all this time, I went from being very depressed about losing my vision (hopefully temporary) and not being able to exercise to finding another surgeon who will be performing another surgery on the left eye next week. I have gained 10 lbs. back and still cannot drive, or read regular books. My exercising has to be monitored carefully because I can't raise my BP or it puts too much pressure on my eye.
Next week I will go to UCLA and they will remove the implant, sew up a hole left by the other surgeon and implant a new lens. The surgeon is very optimistic that I will be able to read, but not sure about driving. Being only 46 y/o, with two young boys, this has been the hardest part.
I just bought a hula hoop (with the doctors approval) and plan on using it throughout the day to help burn calories. But I am still very upset over the weight gain after all my hard work.
Family and friends keep telling me to just hang in there, try and concentrate only on getting my sight back and then working on the weight loss again. I know they are right, but I still feel like I've failed and it's driving me nuts!