whoa!!! hold on everyone... did you all know that there's a really high rate of depression after surgery? the reason isn't quite understood, but there's a lot of evidence that it's really biochemical. our intakes of some key nutrients like B12 that are involved in maintaining our neurochemical balance are way way down.
this COULD be an early sign of nutritional deficiencies. or of hormonal imbalances [the sudden rapid weight loss releases a whole lot of fat-stored hormones that our bodies can't always adjust to as quickly.
soooo. although there may very well be some mourning for the lost quantities of food, i'd prefer to believe that it's more biochemical than anything else. talk to your surgeon, your PCP, anyone who will listen. it's important that you get help for this, whether it's medication or counseling or a support group with others in the same boat.
misty is right: in many people it does go away, and it's important to focus on the good points of the surgery. BUT, please don't think it's just YOU or your attitude...
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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