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Not eating well since stomach surgery. Anyone have any advice?

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KVB111
KVB111 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
edited October 2023 in Mental health and wellbeing
Good evening I recently had to have surgery to remove all of my stomach and I am now 1 year has gone and I’m still not feeling well and I’m still struggling to eat and therefore my nutritional needs are not met so it’s a vicious cycle and I’m just not coping never mind , has anyone got any tips for me please, I am very very depressed and it’s not helping having these health issues. PLEASE help 

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    Are you getting help with your depression, maybe speak to your GP about it or look for some counselling in your area ?

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,706 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hey @KVB111, I'm so sorry to hear you're suffering.  Is there someone there with you to support you? 

    I'll pop your post in another category, so more people in the know will be able to see this and hopefully offer some support with your nutritional needs. 
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  • KVB111
    KVB111 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    That will be great thanks Albus , my wife is my rock 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @KVB111, sorry to read about your issues with your stomach and the effect it's having on your depression, but glad to hear that your wife is supportive. It's so important to have someone there for you during tough times.

    Do you have any contact with your medical team about your eating difficulties? If you're struggling to eat orally, they might be able to suggest alternatives to keep your nutrition up or refer you to someone who can help. I know the waiting times can be incredibly frustrating, but it's worth a try :)
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  • KVB111
    KVB111 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Thanks for the advice I had a feeding tube last year and it was very good, I think I may have to look at this option! ?
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @KVB111, it could be worth a go if your doctors are on board. Did you get on okay with it when you last had one?
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  • KVB111
    KVB111 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    yes Rosie I had a face tube feeding tube going directly to my bowel and it was ok and I gained weight and it brought my whole body back to feeling better and sort of human . I am afraid I think my wife is correct she has said that I have an issue with food and I have an eating disorder and I think she is right . I just don’t want to eat and taking medication that doesn’t seem to be working 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry to hear that @KVB111, it's definitely worth discussing your struggles with your GP or specialists and seeing if they can suggest some next steps for you.
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