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About MsJulieT

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    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Thanks Res, I appreciate your response. I started the 5-day today. Hopefully I can get back on track and move in a positive direction from here.
  2. Hey Y'all, My name is Julie and I am 5 years post-op for RNY. I found this site pre-op but left sometime within the first year post-op. I'm not doing well and am back here hoping to find the support that I know I so desperately need. Within one month of my surgery, my daughter and her long-term abusive partner (Loser Sid) broke up and my 12-year-old, special needs grandson was put in my care. This was done because my daughter was on drugs. Within three months of my surgery, my daughter was also there, but L-Sid had snatched their daughter and was threatening to kill my daughter if she came near them. Within five months post-op my daughter told me she was pregnant and within 7 months post-op had a new son. When the baby was about 2 months old, L-Sid returned my granddaughter to her mother. By the time the baby was 3 months old, I was now 10 months post-op, my daughter went haywire and left. I was now the care provider of 3 kids, ages 13, 10, and 3 months and I was laid off from my job. I knew that was coming because our project was cancelled in March. In spite of doing everything I could to find a job I was unable to. Luckily or miraculously, I was provided the opportunity to pursue a 2-year degree at our community college while continuing on unemployment. The only class I had to attend in person was Algebra. (UGH! Algebra) Within one-year post-op my daughter was arrested for drugs and was incarcerated for about two years. During which time my oldest grandson developed Bipolar Disorder and we had to have him hospitalized repeatedly and, he was becoming increasingly verbally abusive and threatening self harm and suicide. After losing about 95 lbs, my weight loss stalled completely and I even gained a few lbs. No doubt I have been doing stress eating and all that crap. I was working contract and that contract ended and I haven't been able to find another spot. My daughter got out a year ago and she is not doing well. I guess my grandson inherited Bipolar Disorder from her. She is very erratic and we don't get along at all...but she lives here. (UGH!) In addition to all of this, it became apparent that my thyroid medication needed to be increased and I gained a few more lbs. My regain is about 20 lbs. now. My meds have been increased and I have begun walking - about two miles per day, most days of the week. I have only lost like 2 lbs of the weight I've regained. I have got to do something! I don't want to regain or undo all the blessings that my surgery provided. So this is my first step to reaching out for support AGAIN. It has all been horribly painful and embarrassing to go through all this stuff. Drug addiction and mental health issues are just like that! I need to not stress eat. How do I do that? What do you suggest?