I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I discover an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..
Wow, I am glad that you had people there to talk to you and try to soothe you. I was scared out of my mind when I went to the hospital and I had nobody to talk to except the bariatric nurse who was just setting me up for.
I hid my fears from her and when she patted my hand and smiled at me I almost burst into tears. I had to lay on the pre-op table with my IV's and everything for 30 mins alone thinking about dying, what kind of mistake I was making, how my life would be like (never eating normally again, losing all my hair and being severely nutritionally deficient). Every fear imaginable went through my head in that 30 mins that seemed like an eternity and it took every scrap of.
To not jump off that table and run away. So, I know EXACTLY what you mean. But deep down inside, I knew I had to do it. I was ready for it, in a really deep down buried sense. In your case, deep down inside, you may have not been ready and that's perfectly OK. You should always trust your intuition, and if you were to go through with something without being ready it could set a negative tone for the rest of your experience.
Only YOU know when you are ready, and only you are in charge of your health. Take this time to regroup your thoughts, calm yourself and your mind and be at peace. The right time will come and you will know when you are ready. Sending you lots of love..
You're the sweetest most caring friends. Thank you so much for all the love and on-going support..
I'm speachless at your kindness!.
You can only do it when your ready. we can all support you and we will for sure. but it comes from within..
Throughout the whole procedure of preparing for GBS, I heard over and over again how I would become more "aware" and "in-tune" with my body and mind and that would help me on this new "journey" after my.
Well, it seems to me that you are starting way ahead of me and you haven't even had the.
Yet. You are.
To your inner voice, you are very aware of your anxiety, and you are in-tune enough with yourself to have the courage to walk out of the hospital. So, in my opinion, you are in no way shape or form a "loser" in the negative sense, but a "winner" of being in control of your own life. Good job and we are all here for you. Carolyn..
You are the only one who can decide when you are ready and apparently you aren't right now. Hang in there and do what is right for you. If you decide later on to try again or just need someone to talk to we are here for you. I was just as scared as you but I knew it was time. I had been thinking and researching for over 2 years and it just hit me that I was ready now...
My heart goes out to you, I kept asking my husband am I sure I want to do this, and my first words on waking up was I changed my mind I dont want to do this. I made myself, because as much as I was scared about doing it, I was more scared of living the rest of my life in this body. I have missed out so much with my kids, and I lost one of my kids this last year, and one of the things I thought was, if I had lost weight think of all the things we could have done together.. that was one of my few regrets, when I looked back on his life, was think of the things I missed out with him because of my weight, so I knew no matter what I was doing this. I still have a daughter at home and I want to do things with her before it's too late and she is off to college. I applaude you for doing what is right for you, and we will be here when your ready and if your not ever ready guess what? we will still be here!! God Bless you..
I am so sorry you had these problems. You will know when you are ready to try again. Please remember I am a wimp from hell who made it through it just fine. I went to the hospital afraid I would not wake up and I have a husband who is fighting brain cancer. I had to make a choice that I know my husband is going to be healed and he is going to want a healthy wife by his side. That was my motivation...
Bless your heart. You did the right thing. You not only listened to your body and mind but you listened to everyone around you and made the best decision for you. When you are ready you it will happen. Keep in touch with us so we can be there when your ready to take this trip again. What a wonderful husband you have...
Take ALL the time you need.. one you get approval you generally have 6 months to a year to schedule the.
First I wanted to thank all my new friends here for all of your support and encouragement. Big snow storm here today and my husband and I treked out into the snow to drive to the hospital early this morning. About 3/4 of the way there I started having a panic attack. My husband, being so wonderful and supportive, let me sit with him in the car and tried to call me down. After a while he walked me into the hospital to see how I would feel trying to get comfortable with the surroundings. Couldn't get into the elevator - shaking and.
, etc.. After some more time we decided to try to walk up stairs - got through the doors to the stairwell and that's as far as I got. He comforted me as much as he could and he went upstairs to let them know that I couldn't go through with it. A few moments later the most wonderul nurse (angel) came downstairs to talk to me. While she held my hand we walked upstairs and she put me in a room. She and a couple of the other nurses did everything they could to try and help.
I've never been treated with so much compassion ever - they were just amazing. After an hour of.
To them, the anesthesiologies and my surgeon we decided it would be best to postpone the.
Until a later time. It was suggested that I get in touch with someone to try and work through some of my panic issues. So, I'm a loser but not in the sense we've come to know as a positive thing..
I just wanted to send an update and to say "thank you" for everything. I'll still be.
And posting so, we'll still be in touch..
You are not a loser, actually that was the smartest thing you could have done for yourself today to postpone. Alot of this.
Does deal with the "mind" and if you are not ready it is best to wait. Just do what the nurses suggested and ready yourself. Don't get down on yourself, this is a big step to make and it isn't easy. Good luck!..
You're not a loser at all. You realized you weren't ready, which is commendable. You listened to both your body and your mind. When the time is right, you'll know. In the meantime, don't beat yourself up for this, only look at what you learned from it..
Keep us posted!.
I weighed 450 pounds and I was able to lose over 200 pounds. You will go through many transitions but know you can do it. Your life will change dramatically. Look forward to all the wonderful things that are to come. I have a support group T.O.U.C.H. 52:11 (my business name) here on daily strength.
I also have a blog.
As well as my journal here. Keep communicating about how you feel it is important...
Mowree, I am so sorry today was so stressful for you! Everyone is right on - you have to decide the timing on this life changing proceedure. I am so glad you had supportive, understanding people around you at the hospital...just as you do here. It took me 5 years to make the final decision to undergo GBS. You are SO not a loser!!.
Thanks to all of you. You are the most understand and sweetest people I have ever known..
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart..
MO MO MO,.
Sweetheart, dont be disapointed huney. Not everyone goes through with.
First time or even at all. If it was not for you at the time, then thats really ok, you have to be comfortable and in control of your destination, if you had doubts it was best to do what you did..
I am wondering how you feel know?.
I have so many questions so I really do.
You stick around and talk to us..
We all want to help and understand, we will support you in everything you do, you know that..
Or not we all build relationships and friendships which makes us stronger..
If your up for a chat sometime, I am happy to spend as much time as you like chewing the fat....
Just need to know your ok, not down or sad. Its important to understand why you decided not to go through with it and deal with the emotions so they dont bring you down....
Your never be a failure, please dont ever think that.... Your just not ready....
I admire you for saying no when you really was not sure....
Speak to me.....
Hi there,i know exactly how you felt and feel as I went to have.
Jan 09 and felt very anxious and afraid.i got as far as putting my gown on and the surgical stockings but just really panicked and started to cry and couldnt do it and came home.i didnt beat myself up about it and felt relieved to go home. later I saw a psychologist and talked it all through and then had another date 11months on.i did it this time and felt much carmer.i was nor ready last time and you will know when you are ready or not as the case may be.but actually you are not a loser at all.i felt very brave that I took control at that time and that is what you did.took control.so you are not alone.i was told I was not the first to do this and I wont be the last.it happens so relax and take stock and put it on the back burner for a while as I think I had it on my mind too much so in your mind take a breather away from it and do something nice and kind for yourself because it sounds the hospital were lovely and in the great scheme of life just putting it of a bit wont do any harm as time passes so fast then if you go ahead later you will be in a better place for you, god bless and I will talk to you anytime,loads a love...