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(deactivated member)
on 1/19/21 8:01 am
VSG on 04/02/15

Good morning! It?s been a long while since I posted in this community. So long I had to set up a new account because I forgot my user name and password.

I had a vsg in 2015 and over time I?ve lost 120 pounds. I went from a high of 302 to a low of 184. I?ve bounced around some, but I think that?s normal. I always know what to do to get back in control and have the willpower to do it. I can motivate to exercise and fast and eat healthy. Except right now, I?m dealing with the recent loss of my mom. She died 12/11/2020 and I was her primary caregiver so my life has drastically changed. She declined in health over 8-10 months after a stroke. I spent many hours helping her and sitting with her. I still have my Dad to care for so my job isn?t over. I just can?t control my eating. I k ow it?s grief, I?ve talked to my doctor about increasing my antidepressants and have regular appointments with my therapist. I?m bipolar 2 and I deal with low level depression most of the time anyway.
I?m looking for encouragement and advice.

Thank you for reading and any help or words will be appreciated!

Kara

Jaded61
on 2/1/21 10:06 am

Hello,

Sorry about the passing of your Mother. Ours just passed away on January 19th & our Father passed away on August 3rd, 2020. I was the primary caregiver for both. I retired from my job January 2020 after 40 years with an insurance company to take care of them. Yes, it's a tough job but you can do it. You're doing the best you can. I'm a grazer, which is not good. That's how I got by. I usually eat the individual servings of puddings, applesauce, nut packages, etc. Also, to stay busy (it was hard) started packing our parents belongings & treasures. It was both tearful & joyful all the things there were. Anyway, good luck, take care.

VSGtoDS
on 2/28/21 7:23 pm
DS on 02/18/21

My wife Addy is Bipolar and had WLS.. I think she did a YouTube video on this.. check the link in my signature @AddyJoeTV

VSGtoDS ... Revision 2021

@AddyJoeTV - Male 5-10 ... VSG Veteran

VSG 11/2013 .. SW: 295 lbs ..... LW: 179 lbs

Revision VSGtoDS 02/18/2021 .. Revision Weight: 240 lbs CW: 230 lbs

Dr. Jon Bruce, WakeMed Bariatric Surgery Specialists, aka Superman

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