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Surgery in the works.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Today I had a follow-up appointment for an ongoing problem. All told, i need to do some behavior changes, lose some weight, and have a simple surgery. But the surgery will keep me down for six weeks. No straining, no lifting and no exercise. I am freaking out. For several reasons. First, I am losing weight in a positive way that I don't think I have ever done before. I don't want to stop my journey.
Second I will have to put a stop on my first 5K. This might be the biggest issue. I had something I was looking forward to and excited about. I have never done a 5K before and I have never been healthy enough to want to do one. I am so disappointed. I just want to cry. I am crying!
I am freaking out about the changes it will make in my new healthy life style. Even if they are only 6 weeks, but look what I have done in my first 6 weeks! I can't stop this negative thought process. I can't think positive. I just want to eat every thing in sight. I am a rolling ball of emotions. AAAAAARRRRGGGGGGG!
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    Sorry about this bump in the road to you getting healty. Did your doctor say no walking? Perhaps after a two weeks he will allow you to walk a bit to build your strength and help you recover

    At least you can continue to eat healthy which is also very important emoticon emoticon
    1872 days ago
    I'm so late in reading this but I just wanted to reach out with a hug and a you can do it
    1876 days ago
  • SAMI199
    I am reading this late, & know you have resolved things in a positive way. You have made a
    difficult choice work for you-and that's what it's all about.

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    1876 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Keep your focus and you will be fine. Your six weeks will fly by as long as you fill them with positive things that stretch you in other ways. What other things have you dreamed of doing or liked to do as a child? Time to write, draw, paint, play with clay or write. Will you be able to do some basic stretching after surgery? Some thing to ask. Don't lose faith and keep eating to fuel your body for healing. emoticon
    1877 days ago
    I've had a recent deflation of similar sorts due to medical "detours"...I've already signed up for the Bridge Run 5K...this was to be my 3rd year. But you know I think I'm going to do it anyway and not worry about running and just walk it.

    How about walking...? Any chance that might be allowed during your recovery? Or some low-keyed yoga / stretching?

    The other option that I'm trying to re-group toward is to get WAY FOCUSED on my food choices. THAT doesn't require any physical exercise, but a whole lotta psychological, emotion weight-lifting! :-)

    And while exercise shapes and tones us, it is really our food choices that has the greatest impact on losing the weight.

    You can DO IT!

    1877 days ago
    I am sorry to hear that. I can imagine how disappointed you must be. It almost seems "unfair" to have such a bump in the road. Hopefully you will continue to seek support from your Spark friends. We are here for you. emoticon
    1877 days ago
    1877 days ago
    Hang in there! emoticon It is frustrating when you have decided to take control of your life and start exercising and then, through no fault of your own, you have to change your plans. If the doctor really feels that you need the surgery, have it and then start again after you have finished recuperating.
    1877 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/4/2013 8:44:34 PM
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