depression or funk

AngAng
on 9/13/17 6:31 am

has anyone gone through a funk or depression after they had surgery? I'm not sad I had the surgery, nor do I feel bad. My body feels good, I am not in any pain at all. I am 1 month and 6 days out, surg. was on Aug. 7. I just feel BLAH. no motivation, just not my normal happy go lucky self.

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AngAng

Revision Lap Band to RNY Approved 5/10/17 Surgery Date 6/6/2017

Emiepie
on 9/13/17 6:36 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Good Morning! I had a little of that I think I read it referred to as "hormone dump" but for me it did seem to pass pretty quickly. I hope you are back to feeling like yourself soon.

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

(deactivated member)
on 9/13/17 7:18 am

14 days post op.. and feeling the same way..

hope to see it pass quickly.

Kathy1212
on 9/13/17 7:47 am

I'm so sorry you're feeling this way. I think other people have also gone through this.

I was lucky; it was the reverse for me. I was depressed and anxious for ages and ages and started feeling better on the preop diet, and even though I had a lot of pain, my mood was great after surgery. I have occasional down days now, but they're normal down days, not a deep depression like before surgery.

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  

RNY_elizabeth
on 9/13/17 7:51 am - TX
RNY on 10/06/15

Major life changes increase the likelihood that a person will experience difficulty in transition. Here is a good little article about handling life changes. If it persists it would always be a good idea to get evaluated professionally just in case. I know for me I went through a funk at first then felt great.

~Elizabeth

Consultation weight: 265, Surgery date: 10/6/15, Goal: 150, Current weight: 125; 5'5, 45 years old

"I am basically food's creepy ex-girlfriend. I know we can't be together anymore but I just want to spend time hanging out" ~me, about why I love cooking so much post WLS

Laura in Texas
on 9/13/17 8:41 am

Definitely. It took me 6 months to start to feel "normal" again. At the year mark I felt great.

I had to do the old "fake it till you make it" routine.

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

AngAng
on 9/13/17 11:50 am, edited 9/13/17 5:04 am

Laura, exactly. Fake it. My "depression or funk".. doesn't cause me to be mean or sad, I'm just not my normal bubbly self. My co workers have noticed that I am not my normal smiley silly self. I am more... get my food/water/protein/work done.. and go home. I normally have bounced back from surgery in NO TIME at all. This time.. no way. Of course my Sweet Mom reminded me... Honey, you are 52 years old, the older you get the harder it is to bounce back. LOL She's probably right. I'm less than 6 weeks out. Have you ever seen the people on "my 600 lb life"? those folks seem to take 4 or 5 months to get out of the hospital and they can eat a lot right off the bat.. some of them are eating all kinds of stuff and lots of it, not on program. What is that all about? The first time I tried a bite of an onion ring.. I almost vomited, I don't think I can handle the fried food.

anyway, I ramble.

Thank you everyone for your input!

AngAng

Revision Lap Band to RNY Approved 5/10/17 Surgery Date 6/6/2017

Laura in Texas
on 9/13/17 12:10 pm

Hang in there. Some of us just take longer than others.

I hope you feel back to your old self, soon!!

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

Kathyjs
on 9/14/17 1:30 pm

My red flag went up. WHY would you try eat an onion ring 6 weeks post op? I am 14 years out on the 18th and I don't eat batterfried anything !

3Bassethounds
on 9/13/17 10:51 am

It is a major life changer. It is normal to go through a lot of different emotions. It can be like a roller coaster some days.

    

    

        

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