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    Another Lost Day

    I didn't make it up and out today. I set my alarm, but I just turned it off and went back to sleep because I was so sleepy. I woke up to use the bathroom earlier, as is usual, and I only had a couple of hours more to sleep to get up when I wanted to. If I wake up too close to when I want to go out, chances are, I won't be able to make myself get up. This isn't something I can afford right now. As some of you know, I need to find someone to prescribe my meds, since my psychiatrist retired, and I can't find a psychiatrist who takes Medicare. I've found out why fewer psychiatrists and doctors are taking Medicare, and you can search that for yourself, but one reason is--surprise!--money. I understand doctors need to be paid and want more money, but those of us who don't have much money need help, too. All too often, we don't get good psychiatrists and doctors. Or other resources. I am rationing my meds, but I have less than a week before I'll be out. I don't want to go to the hospital if I can avoid it, and a couple other types of places, but I might have to. I'm feeling much more anxious, and my boyfriend doesn't seem to care. That's not new, but I'm scared, and I have no one.

    #Anxiety
    #ocd
    #obsessivecompulsivedisorder
    #depression
    #panicdisorder
    #ptsd
    #cptsd
    #abuse
    #emotionalabuse
    #mentalabuse
    #financialabuse
    #mentalhealth
    #mightytogether
    #meds
    #anxietymedication
    #obesity
    #thyroid
    #thyroiddisease
    #hypothyroidism
    #medicare

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    NOOO!!!

    I wrote a long post! I vented! I need to be heard! And then I realized I forgot to post the hashtags and clicked on the post, and it stopped trying to send, but it also froze. This has happened before! I couldn't scroll or do anything. I couldn't copy the post. All that typing, for NOTHING! I'm down to 42% battery, and then I have to wait 3 hours for it to charge so I can talk to anyone again! I might fall asleep during that time, so I won't talk to anyone again till I wake up and use the bathroom. I hate using the bathroom! It takes so long, takes so much out of me! Why do I keep screwing up?

    #Anxiety
    #ocd
    #obsessivecompulsivedisorder
    #depression
    #abuse
    #emotionalabuse
    #mentalabuse
    #financialabuse
    #panicdisorder
    #obesity

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    Okae

    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is Okae. I'm here because I saw a title to an article written by someone else in chronic pain, as I am, and I wanted to be able to read it and see what they had to say. I am new to this forum and see that there may be other things here which can help me.I have chronic pain from Osteoarthritis in nearly all my joints, and am in need of a hip replacement which the surgeon refuses to do because of my obesity. I only eat about 1200 - 1300 calories per day but still cannot lose weight. I was eating less, but the Nutritionist told me it was a starvation diet and unhealthy, so she told me to eat no less than 1700 calories per day, which made me gain weight. I tried 1500 a day and stayed the same weight. So I am back to eating less and still not losing. I feel hopeless to lose the weight and and hopeless to get the hip replacement that can give me my life back. I'm looking for supportive suggestions and advice and a community of others who may be going through the same. #MightyTogether

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    When you change your life but your fibromyalgia stays the same.

    The last year and half has been transforming for me. I've worked/working with the wonderful team at Revolution Medical in Vancouver. They approach obesity as a disease rather than blaming the person as being lazy. They change medication that increase weight and add medication that help to lose weight. The two that I was put on were Ozempic and Jardiance. Life changers. The last part of the treatment was gastric bypass surgery. I lost close to 100lbs before the surgery. I'm 8 weeks post op and have lost another 55 lbs. It is a lot of work but focusing on what you should be doing rather than what you shouldn't do. It changes your whole perceptions when you focus on the medical side of it. I was hoping with the weight loss that my fibromyalgia would settle down and I wouldn't be in so much pain. Unfortunately that pain free period is over. My fibro has flared so bad that I feel like running away from life and letting the world continue without me. Has anyone else faced this? Thinking that major changes in your life would positively affect your fibro? #lifechanges

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    When you change your life but your fibromyalgia stays the same.

    The last year and half has been transforming for me. I've worked/working with the wonderful team at Revolution Medical in Vancouver. They approach obesity as a disease rather than blaming the person as being lazy. They change medication that increase weight and add medication that help to lose weight. The two that I was put on were Ozempic and Jardiance. Life changers. The last part of the treatment was gastric bypass surgery. I lost close to 100lbs before the surgery. I'm 8 weeks post op and have lost another 55 lbs. It is a lot of work but focusing on what you should be doing rather than what you shouldn't do. It changes your whole perceptions when you focus on the medical side of it. I was hoping with the weight loss that my fibromyalgia would settle down and I wouldn't be in so much pain. Unfortunately that pain free period is over. My fibro has flared so bad that I feel like running away from life and letting the world continue without me. Has anyone else faced this? Thinking that major changes in your life would positively affect your fibro? #lifechanges

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    Well-being of Self: Three Holistic Approaches to finding Verdure.

    <p>Well-being of Self: Three Holistic Approaches to finding Verdure.</p>
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    THIS IS US Disability Inclusion

    Bravo Bravo to TIU show for the adorable “disabled” boys playing Kate’s son. I wrote earlier that Kate’s obesity disability has not been mentioned…. Too bad. It’s a fact and sad that nobody mentions that TIU has a major and lovely star whom everyone loves but has a huge obesity issue (no pun intended). Nobody wants to hurt her feelings? We talk about low vision and albino and hearing loss but fat is too delicate to talk about? Why is that? I’m fat. I don’t like it. I’m embarrassed. But it is a disability to be obese and BRAVO to TIU for featuring a major actor who is obese as well as gifted in talent.

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    I'm Not OK
    #OCD #depression #panicdisorder #anxiety #menopause #emotionalabuse #mentalabuse #abuse #cptsd #obesity

    I'm not ok. I'm not suicidal, I don't want to die (in fact, it's one of the things I worry about), and I don't want to hurt anyone, but I'm far from ok. I hate it when people ask how I'm doing, because they don't want honesty, and I don't want to say I'm ok, or fine, or whatever. There are so many things wrong, I'm not going to mention them. They're in other posts, if you want to know. I get all upset trying to research help and trying to find it, and I get nervous and overwhelmed, and just can't. I've been turned away, rejected, or couldn't find what I needed so many times. I'm so tired. I don't want to be treated like this anymore. I miss my cats. People are more cold, uncaring, and rude since the pandemic. I want friends. I still need my alone time, but I want someone to talk to in person. I don't mean just about the bad stuff but things we have in common (obviously, friends usually have a lot in common and don't judge friends negatively just because they disagree). Again, I'm not suicidal. I just want to change my life to what I want it to be. Unfortunately, I'm 54, not in the best shape, and I worry I won't live a long life. Even if I do, how much of it will be a good quality life? I'm becoming more disabled. I don't want to walk on eggshells anymore. I don't want to be snapped and yelked at, criticized, have to ask for money, have to be co-defendant, have to ask permission, feel threatened and have my mental issues used against me, worry about my cats and my personal property taken from me, hate myself, never feel healthy, and there's so much more.

    I'm so not ok.

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    I let down and lost my mom and I'm too much of a coward to just pull the plug on this whole thing

    My mom had a mental disease that warped the way she interpreted reality. As a result, she ended up pushing literally everyone away, sometimes intentionally sometimes not.

    I ended up having to move in with her after falling on hard times and it was the nightmare one would expect. But see, I convinced myself that my mom wasn't fighting hard enough to see what she was doing. I convinced myself she didn't care when in reality all she spent the past few years doing was reaching out to me, except I was too busy for her.

    Too busy holding onto bullshit, too busy trying to drag myself towards my goals, too busy trying to escape my own anxiety and perpetual misery. I told myself that my mother was the one who not only showed me how weak and unprepared for adulthood I was but that she also showed me, through her actions, who I really needed to prioritize in life.

    All that sounded great in theory, but just like always, my theories, my plans fall to goddamn pieces at the first opportunity.

    I look back now and see a beautiful vibrant intelligent woman who loved me and was all but begging for help but didn't know how to ask and what she mustered to fell on deaf ears.

    When I was very small we would watch movies and tv shows and the hero would always save his mom/the girl/his family. These protagonists were plucky and under prepared, sure, but they never gave up on those that mattered to them. They never ran away to become stronger because they were too weak--they certainly never lost it all *while* they were trying to turn it all around.

    So, I failed. What I was supposed to be failed. My house failed. Our dreams failed. I mean I imagine the looks on our faces if someone went back in time to tell us how we ended up...

    I don't really need to be alive anymore, but I'm young and recently turned myself from approaching whatever-is-right-under-morbid obesity to pretty healthy/fit overall so, I likely won't be dropping dead anytime soon.

    Id do it myself, I would but here's the thing: God/the universe/whomever is pretty content to just bat me around like a goddamn chew toy...what do you think happens when that chew toy stops playing along? What do you think happens to all that targeted vitriol--do you think it just dissipates, shrugs it's metaphorical shoulders and looks for the next poor fucker to torment?

    I don't. I think it's more out of the frying pan into the fire. I think whatever the goddamn fuck decided to corrupt the uneaten remaining portion of my soul would/will be all too happy to welcome me to eternal torment. So I'm stuck here, without my mom, wishing there were a way to wipe away every fragment of my existence, soul included

    #Grief #ComplicatedGrief

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