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  • #31536
    chunkyem
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    So I’m on day 5 of milk diet. I’ve been feeling down for 2 days and today woke up feeling weak, tierd, and don’t wanna face anyone or anything. I’m in bed just laying here. I made a pint of milj and a cup of tea and don’t want to drink it. I dont want anything. Please help and tell me this is normal!!

    #51720
    Kimberly
    Participant

    I’m not sure but I’ve been feelings bit wiered yesterday and today . So maybe this is normal ? I’m also cold and a bit shaky
    I’m watching tv in bed

    #51722
    treeza
    Member

    Oh Chuckyem it is normal to feel down when suddenly your not allowed to eat anything! We have all got to this point because we love food! Your mind & body will object. You are stronger than it!

    What I would also say though is have you been having everything you supposed to? It’s so important to have all the milk, fluids, oxo, jelly etc your meant to have. I learnt the hard way a couple of times by not drinking enough.

    I think you should allow yourselves a moment then pick yourself up, brush yourself down, have a glass of milkshake or milky coffee or tea. Treat yourself to some jelly (important to remember to pre make a batch every evening) & do something you love. You are nearly half way there honey x stay strong x all your friends, family & all of us on this forum are right behind you 100% x big hugs x

    #51719
    Whitey
    Member

    Hi Chunyem sorry to hear you are feeling so down. Treeza is so spot on with her advice. Make sure you have everything you should and try to make it as good as you can. When I was doing the milk diet I got through it by thinking it of the first step on the journey to my new life. I found it very hard at the time but looking back now 9 stone lighter everything has been worth it. We all know how hard it is and we are all wishing you well and you have our support. Take care and be kind to yourself Elaine x

    #51725
    wilkin47
    Member

    Hiya chunkyem, I’m with you all the way. Cannot get over how cold I feel all the time am wearing my comfy jacket indoors and in the office. Didn’t help getting a call at 2.30 this morning as someone called in sick for morning shift so had to go in work. Better to have all you should, eek it out throughout the day and try and keep your mind busy, not long now, just focus on your fantastic future ahead. Having lots of chats over coffee or tea at the moment as I tell people I’m off for op on thurs, helps pass the time, that and laundry, ironing, feeding the fam, etc!! make the most post op and let people look after you. Juliaxx

    #51721
    Kimberly
    Participant

    Yes I’m cold too how weirded , Iv also had some difficulties in concentration really dippy , which worried me and hubby but had a glass milk and it took about 20 minutes and was all sorted , I been making jellies up and dividing them into three empty yogurt pots . It’s one Hartley packet sugar free hope that’s ok . Is this normal for day5/6 ?

    #51718
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    Hi Kimberly and Chunkyem

    Sorry to hear your experiencing problems, everyone reacts different to this stage, I don’t remember going through what you two have but that’s not to say it hasn’t happened to others. I will repeat Treeza, are you having everything every day, you need to make sure you get it all down, it does help, are you drinking enough water as well. If it helps, for the sake of variety, I used to make my jelly up and let half of it cool and add some of the daily milk allowance I’d make a sort of blancmange, it was something different with a different texture so you might want to give that a try.

    Stay strong honies it’s not for every, you on the downward slope keep up the good work, you’ll be glad you did.

    As for the cold unfortunately that’s one thing I’ve noticed, two years post op I am feeling the cold more but, I suppose when you’ve been carrying round a whole other person for over a decade it’s going to take a while before the body gets used to it and readjusts, if it ever does. Thank goodness for thermals, central heating and onesy’s, yes I am a fifty-five year old woman with a onesy but gosh is it comfortable and warm…. and no I wouldn’t go out in it !!!!!!

    Concentrate on yourselves, don’t beat yourselves up too much and enjoy the ride.

    Take care

    Lots of love
    Lesley
    xxxx

    #51714
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @chunkyem 29946 wrote:

    So I’m on day 5 of milk diet. I’ve been feeling down for 2 days and today woke up feeling weak, tierd, and don’t wanna face anyone or anything. I’m in bed just laying here. I made a pint of milj and a cup of tea and don’t want to drink it. I dont want anything. Please help and tell me this is normal!!

    Hi Chunkyem

    Sorry to hear you are feeling so low. It WILL pass. Your body has been forced into accepting less food and is having a tantrum. That will also affect your psychological well being. It WILL pass. Unfortunately being cold won’t. On facebook I am notorious for moaning about how cold I am! So much so that people have knitted me hats, mittens and scarves to try to shut me up lol!

    Be kind to yourself. Allow yourself to feel fed up and hard done by for a few days. then start to imagine how wonderful your new life is going to be. Imagine moving more freely and at a quicker pace, having more energy, never feeling hungry, looking forward to holidays where you won’t be melting, walking into a room and not being stared at unless it is to marvel at how fabulous you look, how healthy you will feel and how positive your future will look.

    Please let me know how you are doing today. If you are no better, I seriously suggest you call your team to discuss it with them. Remember one thing – weight loss surgery is not the magic wand the media portrays it to be. It is a tool with which you can build a happier healthier and (hopefully) longer life for yourself and your family.

    Doodah x

    #51724
    chunkyem
    Member

    Hi Ladies
    Thankyou for all your replies it has been great reading them. Your all wondertful women and very caring!!!

    Well I feel much better today because I have been making sure I have been drinking all my milk like a good girl lol. Not only that but yesterday I went for my pre-op assesment and I am well on my way to my new life which starts friday if not last week. Seeing as I am going in to surgery friday morning I thought I might go late night shopping thursday night and treat myself to some beauty treats, magazines and some nice PJ’s. I have ordered myself a shake and smoothie blender and a recipe book from Amazon. Can any of you fabulous ladies recommend any foods that helped you post op and any recipes?? I am soooooo excited now and looking forward to friday like it was christmas.

    Wilkin47 I am thinking of you too as you only have 2 days to go how exciting!!!

    Thanks again ladies and good luck everyone xxx

    #51726
    wilkin47
    Member

    Thank you for your good wishes, I feel it is sooo close now, full day at work tomoz then pre op injection and tabs at 1800hrs. Leaving home at 0600hrs on Thurs. for the three hour trip to my new life, yippee!! Xxxxx

    #51715
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @chunkyem 29975 wrote:

    Hi Ladies
    Thankyou for all your replies it has been great reading them. Your all wondertful women and very caring!!!

    Well I feel much better today because I have been making sure I have been drinking all my milk like a good girl lol. Not only that but yesterday I went for my pre-op assesment and I am well on my way to my new life which starts friday if not last week. Seeing as I am going in to surgery friday morning I thought I might go late night shopping thursday night and treat myself to some beauty treats, magazines and some nice PJ’s. I have ordered myself a shake and smoothie blender and a recipe book from Amazon. Can any of you fabulous ladies recommend any foods that helped you post op and any recipes?? I am soooooo excited now and looking forward to friday like it was christmas.

    Wilkin47 I am thinking of you too as you only have 2 days to go how exciting!!!

    Thanks again ladies and good luck everyone xxx

    Hi Chunkyem (you are going to have to change your name soon!)

    Good for you for treating yourself to some little luxuries – do it regularly so that you don’t feel like you are ‘missing out’ on anything.

    My absolute savior post op food wise was mashed potato with low fat cheese and mustard grains. Totally delish comfort food. If you are on facebook, one of our past patients, Jill Barlow, has a group called ‘Bariatric Food Porn’ with literally thousands of tried and trusted bariatric recipes that other wls patients have tried and trusted – including me! Just request to join the group. It is a closed one so no one can see what you are writing if you don’t wish anyone to know you are having wls.https://www.facebook.com/groups/180755961982473/?fref=ts

    Also, there are two books, also by a past patient – Carol Ball – available to buy online. She does a free monthly newsletter via email too. RETURN TO SLENDER COOKBOOK IS HERE | Carol

    Also, here is the link to the Bariatric Megastore – sugar free heaven Bariatrics megastore

    I have to say, that I think the people on this forum are truly wonderful. It is my job to ensure that people feel welcomed and supported on here but it is also my passion!

    Christmas is coming early for you!

    Doodah x

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    #51716
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @wilkin47 29981 wrote:

    Thank you for your good wishes, I feel it is sooo close now, full day at work tomoz then pre op injection and tabs at 1800hrs. Leaving home at 0600hrs on Thurs. for the three hour trip to my new life, yippee!! Xxxxx

    Wilkin, this is the best part of the journey in my opinion! I remember the final days before my bypass like it was yesterday! Exactly how Chunkyem feels – Christmas came very, very early for me in 2008 – 17 July to be precise haha! I actually now consider it to be my second birthday (like HM The Queen haha!) as it was the day of the start of my new life. I’m SO excited to hear all about the start of yours!

    Doodah x

    #51723
    treeza
    Member

    Wilkin I had my bypass 4 months ago tomorrow & I remember that exact feeling. I am now over 7 stone lighter! Can you imagine the relief of not carrying that weight on my back?! Your new life has already begun but will really start tomorrow. I’m excited for you. Be kind to yourself. We are all here if you need any help or support. I couldn’t have done it without the lovely people on here x

    #51717
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    And you are one of us!!

    Doodah x

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