That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
Congrats, and good luck! Like Kelly said, get some help for the first few days, and you should be able to get through this just fine...
Here's sending prayers your way for everything to go smoothly for you...don't be afraid to ask for help....
I had my.
On Sept 20, 2010 and I have a 2 year old little girl..
Your post reminds me of how I felt prior to my.
My husband had to go back to work the night I came home from the hospital so I was on my own with her from the first day home. It was a challenge for the first week or so because of not being able to lift her. I made it through just fine by using her stool to help her in and out of the bath tub. I showed her my.
Scars and explained that mommy was hurt and that she had to be careful. This really helped, she had to be reminded a few times but any time she was too rough with me I would gently remind her and she would be more careful. As far as the surgery- I am sure you are scared- I was too- just have.
That everything is going to be okay- I am sure it will. I promise you will feel so much better afterwards!! Tomorrow will be excatly 4 weeks post op and I am already down 34 lbs! Look at it like you are taking this step this early in your and your childrens life so that you can fully enjoy your time with them! Good luck to you!!.
Best of luck. My two young sons were also a big reason I had GBS. A little more than a year post op now and all our lives have changed so much. I no longer have to watch them go on the play ground, I can race them to the top and fit easily down the slides..
It is not easy, but well worth it. Hang in there and we will save a spot on the losers bench for you...
Ohh honey.. boy I had these same feelings I am 36 and have a 10 year old daughter and a 15 year old step daughter who I have been in her life since she was 1.. obviously I didn't have the lifting concerns you did but I was scared about putting my life on the line. However my husband would remind me my life already is on the line and most certianly if I didn't have the surgury my life would be cut short and so would my time with my loved ones and that wasn't fair to them either... Altough my daughter is older, I did sit her down and explain, kid explination, of why I was doing this.. because I lover her, her sister, and my husband and I want to be around to see her grow up.
I told her I didn't want her to be embarrased of me at.
, I wanted to coach her soccer team 1 year, I want to play basket ball with her, and ride bikes and play, play, play... keep your goal in sight and remember we are doing this for ourselves but also for our loved ones....
If we could "just lose weight" we would have done it already.. we are not like other people.. there are reasons why we need help and this is not an easy way out it is an absolute life style change...
You will do great.. breath, relax, and remember those beautiful little ones that you are going to share a long life with....
I was scared a little too, but I didn't have as much time to worry as most people here have had. I was told on Friday and had my.
On Tuesday the following week, so I only had the weekend but I was still scared up til they took me in to the pre-op room, then all concerns went away. I realized why I was there and knew everything was going to be okay. I gave myself into my surgeons hands and Gods...I did great, the pain was minimal for laproscopic.
I told my 3 year and 1 1/2 year old grand kids about my.
And showed them my "owies" and they understood that I could not lift them or really play at the time.....
I have not regretted what I chose to do in having the.
And those few days that I did worry, were really for nothing, but each of us is different..
Best of luck to you, and can't wait to see you on the losers bench along with all of us!!.
Girl, I know exactly how you feel, and I think many of us do. First off, CONGRATULATIONS on making this decision for yourself! Second QUIT IT OUT! DO NOT let guilt rule your life!!!! Yes you had trouble with "traditional" weight loss measures, as did ALL OF US HERE! The point is that YOU are taking CONTROL over your life and you are NOT letting the weight rule you anymore!!! That is something to be celebrated and congratulated and to hell with that guilt!!! This procedure can truly be a life saving measure! Be assured in yourself!.
Now as for the scared part, well that is normal. I was cool as a cucumber until they actually scheduled mine. Then I FREAKED! It is part of this roller coaster ride..
As for after the.
, see if you have a relative or friend who can help you out. The pain is different from a c-section (I have had 2) and honestly not as bad (mostly just tender once you get the gas out of your body), but the recovery with my energy has been different than I anticipated. I am 5 weeks out and still really struggling with exhaustion. I gather this does vary from one person to another though. And speak with your husband about this possibility so that he understands that you are going to need his help with things that maybe he doesn't normally do like picking up or getting the groceries. This is a major procedure that is basically changing your anatomy.
Line up help in case you do need it. And stop being so hard on yourself!..
I forgot to add, as far as being a good mother afterwards, of course you will be able to take care of them! You may not be able to lift, but you will still be able to reassure them and let them know how loved they are. Ultimately, that is the most important thing!..