Good question... I dunno what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..
Are we doing the right thing is a question we all ask ourselve pre op....
Why didnt we do this sooner is what we ask urselves post op....
Their is a pattern, even with minor hiccups some of us have I am pretty sure everyone would do the same again and make the difference..
Outragous diabetes and related conditions was the deciding factor to me.... Cholesterol, high blood pressure....
I have not had any meication for those since the day of.
And am amazed at the results....
Fear not huney, stick around, grow in confidence and make a difference.. You have a miracle ahead, you can make a difference....
Andy aka Buzz xx..
I never had a single second thought. I don't know why but I can tell you I am 49 years old, have a wonderful supportive husband and I know what it feels like to have lost weight and gained it back several times..
You are absolutely right. This is a life change. Even those who have had the.
And gained their weight back will tell you they are still restricted and suffer from the consequences..
We are all struggling with commitment in different ways. I.
You find peace in your choice and look forward to seeing you on the losers bench soon...
I'm going tomorrow and I'm scared and wanted to chicken out a dozen times, but it all comes down to one thing, where will I be a year from now if I have the.
And where will I be if I don't??? That's the deal breaker for me, I wish you luck in whatever you decide is right for you..God bless..
I never looked back when I made my decision to do this. The days prior to.
I just became more and more excited that I was changing my life..
The day of.
, to be quite honest, I was nervous, and that was only because of the pre-surgery prep......let's just say I spent most of the night on the porcelain throne, and I still had a lot of rumbling, tumbling and passsing gas going on.........so I was nervous about making a mess when I was under anesthesia..........then my mother just had to bring it up to the nurse in front of me...LOL.........to which she replied "You wouldn't be the first, but don't worry, we clean you up and never tell you"........yeah that didn't help get rid of that nervousness at all..
So of course after.
I had to ask if I did and of course the answer was "No".......but do I believe them.....No........LOL...
I can't tell you how many times I made excuses for NOT having the.
- the most ridiculous came when I was roasting a marshmellow and started to cry b/c I realized it would no longer be part of my life. Being scared is normal. I was in the pre-surgery holding area ready to change my mind. They wheeled me over to pre-op and I almost bolted (well in my mind anyways). You're not alone. I HAD Type II diabetes...yes I said HAD.
For 6 years my sugars (even with meds) were always high...they are now in the 80's. It's such a high and you too will get there. Be strong, stay positive and you WILL BE FINE. You're in my thoughts..
I will tell you what I tell my support group: everyone has fears and doubts, but they are just that - fears and doubts. They are not good, they are not bad, they are just there. The best strategy is to look at them honestly and find out what drives them so you can make peace with them. If you can do this, you will find your post-op journey easier...
I go tomorrow and I will probably have questions even as I head into the.
Room. What is keeping me going is that I know I can hopefully say goodbye to my.
And HP pills and I'm looking forward to a bathing suit again since I could live in the water! It's not going to be easy but nothing ever is! I know I can do it!.
Every ones story, without the support of this group I'm not sure I would be going tomorrow, but thank you to everyone! Liz..
I had 2nd and 3rd thoughts, even after having the.
I'm 4 weeks today and I still have days where I wonder if I did the right thing. I know I did, but it's such a huge change that it takes time to get adjusted to it. I don't believe there is much to get prepared for it properly. You only really get adjusted after the.
If this doesnt cross our minds before.
It will happen shortly after.. I was really excited for the.
Up until the two week.
At which time I lost 30 pounds in that two weeks. I starting thinking "If I could lose it that fast.. did I realy try hard enough to lose it on my own all this time" .. It's all mind games, it is major.
And of course we are going to be afraid. It also crossed my mind after.
As I laid on the couch struggling to drink a thimble sized med cup of water for the first couple day .and eating sugar free popscicles... hehe. It's "normal".. I hate that word but yeah most of us have been there, Good Luck...
Did anybody else have 2nd (and 3rd) thoughts in the weeks before.
? I always come back down on the side of doing the GBS and I am doing all the prep work on time and well..
It is such a major change and I worry about being able to keep up with the.
And sipping enough..
I have several co-morbid conditions that will improve dramatically with the.
Or the associated weight loss - diabeties II, acid reflux, fatty liver (the final straw that has me doing the.
Apnea, asthma, psoriatic artritis..
This isn't a downer for anybody, but I am really stuggling..
Just like everyone else - I had second and third thoughts, these came mainly when I was on the.
Which was brutal. I was so calm the day of.
(just last week) something inside me was saying this is the right thing to do. Not having the foods I have always loved (and got me to where I am) is worth.
Of if I can live longer. Getting off diabetes meds,.
, and all the other meds is also quite a plus. It is a change of life but for the better!..
I had 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th etc thoughts. I had bad dreams and good dreams. It was constantly in the back of my mind. I will say it is a HUGE change. I had the.
1 week from today. I know in 6 months everyone is glad they did it! You will too. Don't worry! You'll be okay and living in that bathing suit! :)..
OMG this was the BEST post I could have found as I am having 2nd thoughts...largely due to my.
Is 2 weeks from today AND the pre-op Medifast diet started..
It is very refreshing to read that I am not the only one afraid...I mean the pure thought makes me cry and I'm not normally a sissy la-la but since getting the.
Date...I've been UBER emotional...
I am still waiting to have the procedure done too and yes...I have second thoughts at times. I just recently really made peace with the decision. Of course...I may say something else as I get even closer :) I think that choosing a life altering procedure is not something that we can or should take lightly. We really need to think about what we are about to do and how it will affect us...good and bad. What I do know....is that this is one heck of a support group and that we all are fortunate to have this network of wonderful people to share the experience with...
Hi there,it very normal to feel the way you do,i got to the stage gown on and stockings and my nerves got the better of me and I said I cant go ahead so came home but I went back 8mth later and had my.
,something took me back and that was my health, I am now off diabetic meds and blood pressure meds are been revued now.i think maybe I wasnt ready for it last time so give yourself time to think it over,if you think it moving along too fast just have some breathing space and at the end of the day you do what you think is right for you and dont be pressured into anything,you will know when you are ready or not, it your decision,good luck with whatever you decide..
Oh yeah, right up to the time I was lying in the operating room before they put me under. I kept telling myself "Here's your last chance to stop this....You don't have to do this.... "..
But because of my comorbidities, doing nothing was not an option either..
What you are describing is not only normal, but if you weren't experiencing those feelings, it might suggest you weren't fully understanding the process..
Hang in there. You WILL be glad you did...
I had lots of second thoughts leading up to my.
That's normal and to be expected. It helped not discussing it with anyone unless they were totally supportive of GBS. There are a lot of people who don't want you to succeed (they won't say it, but it's true) because of their own fears about how they will have to change how they relate to you. Yes, it is a major change as to how you will approach and relate to Medifast food from now on, but you also know that there's more to life than eating yourself into an early grave. Those are the things you need to focus on..
Was 3 1/2 months ago, and it was like finding the fountain of youth. I can now do things I haven't been able to do in years such as ride my bike, dance, shop at the mall, tie my shoes without pain, walk without pain for quite a distance, cross my legs, catch my reflection and be pleasantly surprised,.
Without snoring and waking every hour, turn over in bed with ease and without pain, shower and clean myself more easily without sweating, and do more than one or two things a day without it completely wearing me out. These are just some of the things. There are many more. As an added bonus, I find I can now can eat pretty much anything I want to, but the old favorites just don't give me the satisfaction they use to, and I don't crave them anymore. These other things give me so much more satisfaction..
You're on the verge of a miracle. If I can do this, then you can do this. Don't let fear stop you. Plus, we're here to help. Everyone here is a success story. Add yours, and it will help someone else. Good luck to you dear...
Thanks everybody for the replies, they've help settle me down some..
I was worrying that the 2nd thoughts were a bad sign, I really appreciated the ppl who pointed out that they are normal and/or a good sign. Also, it helps to remind myself of the advantages (comorbidities getting better mostly - no more diabeties meds I.
LOL Jerry - me too! I kept thinking, "hurry up and give me the "Happy Juice" shot, (the one before they wheel you into the OR) before I change my mind!! It is a scary thing, no doubt - especially after hearing the horror stories and how it's "such a drastic" thing to do to yourself. Know what?? It still freaks me out sometimes, thinking about what I did to my body. The reality for me though, is that it was not a negative thing at all and not drastic except in theory. I am so healthy now, my blood work is excellent, I look and feel great and those are the only drastic changes I can see :).
My new favorite quote, thanks to Buzz is:.
"I can't promise you it will be easy, but I can promise you it will be worth it!"..
It seems so huge when.
Looms - and then it is over and the weight drops off. I'm not trying to be glib - but every day this feels like I have made ther right choice. Good luck in your decision making process..