Hello, my name is Kristen. I have posted and have been a member of this stie for years, but this is the first time I posted on this forum. I was so happy to find it !
I had Gastric Bypass laproscopic syrgery July of 2009. I had a great surgeon and had no complications after surgery. I initially lost 65 lbs in the first 2 mos. Then as I started adding regular foods in to my diet, I started to experiment more and more until I was eating like I had pre op. BAD IDEA! I now eat like I used to, the amount, the types of food and do not get enough exercies. I gained back 50 of the 65 lbs and feel so ashamed.
There is no one to blame but myself. The surgeon did a great job as fr as the procedure. I just chose not to follow the path I was supposed to follow. Granted the practice I went to has a support group that metts once amonth, it is geared toward pre op patients, not post op. i didn't find this helpful. I have posted many times on here, and people have been very helpful at OH. BUT..it's just me, my brain, my habits.
Now I am moving, a huge life change..I am a single mom and live with my son and mother. My son and I are moving to the next state over, about 2 hrs away. It's a huge move and extra stress. My concern is how to I secure a surgeon or nutritionist there that will take me on even though I didn't have surgery there?
I guess I just need some help, support, someone to listen. I feel like such a failure and it's all my fault. What do I do?