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Taking a week out... and breathe...

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Hello all

I have decided to take a week out from endlessly worrying about my weight. I am frying big fish here and had no idea how this operation was going to take it out of me not just physically but emotionally and mentally too. I mean, my friends, I just had no idea! I will be back next week hopefully refreshed in my mind - we all know stress releases cortisol- and in less pain in my body! I am eating pretty weirdly because not all of it is made by me, which is unusual. But I am resisting the obvious no go's. You can't drink on my meds now anyway. I aim to be back on Sunday. Then hopefully I can start recharged. I can't tell you what it means to me to have new friends who knew me from the start as who I really am .

I'm fine, I hope you're fine too, tell me how you are...

with smiles and positive thoughts

Bobette xx

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springersruleModerator

Your doing exactly the right thing Bobette. After surgery you have to look after yourself and recover. I've had to do that after 3 surgeries over the last 2 years, carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists and a half knee replacement. I'm having another op tomorrow to release my trigger finger. I've done what i can to prepare for afterwards and not driving will mean i can't go to the shops and indulge lol. My weight wont be my concern for the week though, healing and looking after myself will be.

I wish you a great recovery, we'll still be here when you're ready to start again - if that's not sunday, dont sweat it, you'll know when you are ready.

Best wishes xx

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babette227lbs in reply to springersrule

What a lovely reply! Just what I needed to hear x How are you...

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springersruleModerator in reply to babette22

I'm good thanks. As ready as i can be for tomorrow and no nerves as its the same surgeon that did my wrists and replaced a joint in my index finger. I'm no stranger to the hospital or the orthopaedic staff sadly lol xx

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babette227lbs in reply to springersrule

Well take care...no wonder you understand me!!! I'll think positively for you x

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springersruleModerator in reply to babette22

Thank you and you too xx

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Lytham3 stone

Take care and look after yourself but don't forget to come back! :-) x

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babette227lbs in reply to Lytham

Oh I will be back... I found myself happy and at home, which is fantastic x

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Lytham3 stone in reply to babette22

Smashing! :-) x

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babette227lbs in reply to Lytham

You betcha!

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AnnieW55Maintainer in reply to babette22

Taking time out is definitely the way to go, this place will still be here for you when you are ready to “get back in the game”😀. Just eat good, wholesome food and allow yourself some treats - guilt and stress free. I have found that to be the best way to recover from surgery. Vitamin c can also be a great help in recovery but check it’s ok for you with your health professionals if you take it as a supplement. Hoping you feel better than ever very soon.

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babette227lbs in reply to AnnieW55

That's so kind of you thank you dear xx

And another thing, I will not be on the kitchen floor crying if I have gained all the weight back... I just won't go there. Onwards !

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AnnieW55Maintainer in reply to babette22

Nah, it would be messy and uncomfortable! I doubt all the weight will go back on but even if it does you have the experience of the last few weeks to know what works for you and what doesn’t (a bit less peanut butter😀😋?). When you’re ready just start again. The weight loss road often has bumps in it, some larger than others, so best foot forward and keep on keeping on towards those new/better fitting clothes.

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babette227lbs in reply to AnnieW55

'Nah, it would be messy and uncomfortable! ' hahahahahahhaa

And another thing....yes, another, I am thinking of changing my name to Babette... I think it's beautiful and it portrays someone who is no longer transitioning but actually...a woman. Yes.

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AnnieW55Maintainer in reply to babette22

Congratulations on your new name 💐

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babette227lbs in reply to AnnieW55

Oh thank you, I'm just full of completeness and joy!!!!

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jd655 stone in reply to babette22

I like you new name . Congratulations x

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babette227lbs in reply to jd65

I am so happy ! x

Hello my friend, so so good to see your text. Take good care of yourself and I look forward to hear how things are going for you. Kind regards, Imustdothis. xx

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babette227lbs in reply to Imustdothis

I look forward to a proper chat next week x

Last night my friend made me artichokes and potatoes with sea bass. Not bad eh? Lucky me xx

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jd655 stone

You are definitely doing the right thing. Allow your body and mind to recover. Weight loss can wait until after that . We’ll all be here to support you when you are feeling a bit better.

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babette227lbs in reply to jd65

Thank you so much x

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Yeah welcome babette!

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babette227lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

Oh ... thanks, you'll get me all teary. But it will be happy tears, finally, so ....great! Bring it on!

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