Oh my god... the grocery store.

cowdoc
on 9/11/17 7:53 am
RNY on 09/12/17

Surgery tomorrow. Had to go in to the grocery store to pick up some bathtub cleaner... I about died. I picked up my stuff and buzzed out of there ASAP. My mom is going to do the rest of the shopping.

It's totally a mental thing now. I've been doing liquid for about 5 days and been to the grocery store- no problem- but all of a sudden... it was like a punch in the gut. Augh!! :)

LissaK
on 9/11/17 8:55 am
RNY on 12/21/16

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. I hope it will be smooth sailing for you.

pammieanne
on 9/11/17 9:03 am - OK
RNY on 05/16/16

I brought myself to tears one day going to the grocery store during my liquids stage... after that, I sent my husband or daughter...

It's tough stuff! The brain is relentless, remember that, especially after surgery.

52yo Height 5'5" HW 260 SW 251 CW 137.4 (9/8/17)

RNY 5-16-16 Pre-Op 9lbs, M1-18.5lbs, M2-18.1lbs, M3-14.8lbs, M4-10.4lbs, M5-9.2lbs, M6-7lbs, M7-6.2lbs, M8-8.8lbs,M9-7.8lbs, M10-1 lb, M11-.6lbs, M12-4.4lbs

Kathy1212
on 9/11/17 9:19 am

Yeah, the grocery store is hard at first. So is the mall food court, lol.

I looked and sounded like a crazy person the first time I went to the grocery store after surgery. I gave a display of chips the finger (without knowing I was going to do that), and every time I passed something I liked but could no longer have, I'd mumble things like "No, God no!" or, "Chocolate, not chocolate!" and try to avert my eyes, lol. It was like being in a minefield.

Good luck!

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

Kathy1212
on 9/11/17 9:20 am

Forgot to add, good luck with your surgery tomorrow! See you on the loser's bench! (The edit tab almost never comes up for me so I'm just posting a second response).

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

Sheila_H
on 9/11/17 10:20 am
RNY on 06/26/17

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow.

Grocery stores don't bother me (I do only the peripheries) but what brings me to my knees is those 30 second videos about cooking or baking. I literally salivate and can't take my eyes off. I guess I feast with my eyes then kinda say to myself "thank God it's not IRL". I guess we all have a way to get through.

M1-25.6 M2-11.6 M3-10.8

HonestOmnivore
on 9/11/17 11:15 am
RNY on 03/29/17 with

I do best if I don't let myself venture into the interior, and just stick to the walls - dairy, meat, produce (bolts past bakery), pharmacy stuff. phew!

Good luck with your surgery! Walk walk walk and sip sip sip! The first week "walk" might be better described as "shuffle shuffle shuffle" because you're be a little sore and woosie, but the more you "suffle" the better you'll heal!

SW - 206
M1 - 20lb M2 - 9 lb M3 - 7 lb M4 - 7 lb M5 - 7lb

Emiepie
on 9/11/17 1:33 pm
RNY on 08/11/14

Hang it there! Good luck tomorrow and update us when you can.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 139(4/12/17)GW 150

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