Hang in there! This surgery isn't easy on the emotions. I found my cravings went away for about a year, so I thought I was on easy street, well let me tell you when they returned...which I somehow thought they never would..they hit me like a ton of bricks
I gained weight and I was miserable. I have been up and down emotionally. But, I wouldn't change a thing
it isn't always easier but I am better equipped to handle it. I am a big fan of counseling if you can get if not read all you can here and everywhere. Family or no family support, it doesn't matter because it's your thoughts that have to change to be successful and you can be successful and happy! Food taste does come back - sometimes I wi**** hadn't. I had a couple nasty infections early on but nothing for a while, not even a head cold. I am healthier. You may need to find things to keep yourself busy and away from the fridge. My dog saved me, I walked him a million times a day, every time I wanted to comfort myself with food out came his leash, we didn't go far, just enough to distract me. I still have a long way to go, but for about three months I was really depressed about things and couldn't deal with issues that likely came forward because I couldn't rely on food to suppress my issues, but I am back on track and as excited as I was when I was first starting. We are here for you! Join in, write your story, cry, laugh, whatever you need to do, you will find support, and the occasional kick in the pants, either here or on the other boards.