I'm In A State Of Regret

I had gastric bypass surgery 3 days ago and have regreted the decision ever since. I'm having a hard time accepting this permanent change to my body, not to mention all this bloating. I decided to do this surgery to rid my body of diabetes and other conditions but at this time, I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. i'm feeling very overwhelmed and depressed, has anyone else dealt with this?
girlygirlgoofy girlygirlgoofy
31-35, F
9 Responses May 24, 2012

Add a response...

How are you now? Im having the surgery in 6 weeks and was worried about this how much have u lost are u still feeling depressed would u advise against it?

Just relax and roll with it i would have said i did not want to do it if given the chance to do it over, the first 3 months, because of all the changes, but you do get past that. go meal by meal, safely and smartly:).I have lost 125 pounds and Im in the 2nd year. I am healthy and eat fairly normal, I exercise so much more now than ever before and I am 44!

At your stage the pain killers still had me too doped up to regret anything yet. I did have buyer's remorse during week two though. I will be 4 weeks on Monday. The weight loss is enough to snap me out of it and I'm going to go to counseling I've decided because the thoughts of loss of some foods make me feel a bit depressed and sorry so I know this is a head issue for me not just a gut issue. I think the thing I'm feeling most at this point is guilt, guilt that I had to go to the extreme of rearranging my gut to lose weight I feel I should have been able to lose and keep off on my own. I wish you luck!

I had my surgery on May 9th. I didn't feel the same way as you until I got a blood clot that almost killed me. Now...even one month later I feel like you do. I can't seem to tolerate the whey protein at all. I am barely drinking anything or eating at this point. I do not feel the surgery was worth it at the moment....BUT I know in time I will feel differently. I have lost 60 lbs total - pre and post op surgery. Hope this helps?

I had my surgery on May 9th. I didn't feel the same way as you until I got a blood clot that almost killed me. Now...even one month later I feel like you do. I can't seem to tolerate the whey protein at all. I am barely drinking anything or eating at this point. I do not feel the surgery was worth it at the moment....BUT I know in time I will feel differently. I have lost 60 lbs total - pre and post op surgery. Hope this helps?

The first week I was home, I was scared about the changes I was going to go through and that no one knew what I was going through. But I have had some support and have broken down several times. But then I think about how my life will be so much better and I will be a lot healthier. You just have to stay positive.

I had my surgery on May 15,2012 and felt the same way. Things are better now and I pray that the journey will be something I will be able to say I made the right choice.

Yes - Hold in there. I had my bypass on the 16th May 2012. I felt the same way, in fact I felt like a great black cloud had descended upon me. I was angry with what I'd done to myself, angry that no one had stopped me, I couldn't stop crying and was having mega adrenaline rushes that I think I created myself by imagining the worse scenarios happening from the operation. How could I do this to me? Yes your body has suffered a major trauma and you need to be patient and give it time to heal and as that happens your mind will too.<br />
Apparently having an anaesthetic can also cause this type of reaction there is such a thing as post operative depression and it may only last a few days but as you feel better it is more than likely to pass and you WILL feel better, honest. If it doesn't go in a week go and see your GP but I bet in a few days it will be gone. <br />
Remember the trauma your body has been through, the effects of the anaesthetic, the drugs that have been through your system - poor little body - hold on in there. Gillyx

do you still regret it?