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Unread 10-16-2010, 11:12 AM
life at stand still

I'm now at week 5 and feeling for the first time in my life that I don't know what direction to go. I have no job to go back to. No business to run I have always had something I knew I wanted to do.
Can't even seem to figure out a new concept or project.
My sewing and digitizing holds no interest.
Am I depressed? I go next Friday to my doctor for 6 week check up.
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Unread 10-16-2010, 11:37 AM
Re: life at stand still

Not getting pleasure from things you used to enjoy, and lack of motivation, or apathy, can be symptoms of depression so that's a possibility. I think that just being post op can make you blah, too. Plus sometimes feelings and issues get stirred up by this surgery and that can get in the way, too. I hope your Dr is able to recognize if its depression or not. If not, and you still feel this way, maybe a counsellor could help you through this crossroad. Sometimes talking helps. Best wishes on finding your path.
Unread 10-16-2010, 10:13 PM
Re: life at stand still

crbeach, I know exactly how you feel. I myself am feeling very depressed with lack of interest in anything and quite angry about it. I started feeling this way around week 5 1/2 post of and I'm a little over week 7. It could be that my ovaries are just waking up and I'm having a hormone surg or my thyroid is out of whack. I decided to ride it for a couple of weeks to see if things evened out and it has gotten a little better but I'm going to call the doc this week and see what my options are as far as meds go or having bloodwork done to see if any hormones fluctuated after surgery. Good luck and hang in there you are not alone in feeling lost. I'm right there with you as I'm sure there are a few others that feel the same way. I own my own business and I'm now back to work and it has helped a bit however part of me doesn't give a hoot about it.
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Unread 10-16-2010, 11:58 PM
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I am feeling something very similar and am not sure what to do about it yet. That's part of the problem too - not a lot of motivation to do anything.

I'm 7 1/2 weeks post op now. Recently went thru some very big life changes - and that was before this happened. I'm working with my doctor on getting my hormones in order - and have some hypothyroid issues that are being addressed as well. I'm uncertain how much of this angst/lack-of-interest-and-motivation is related to this surgery and hormone shake-up, and what may be other issues.

I'm kind of playing a waiting game still ... still early-on in recovery to feel "normal" yet. I missed a big chunk of time to get settled into our new place and find a new routine because of this surgery. But instead of feeling "rarin' to go" now that I'm able to get around again, I'm not sure which way to go ... It's unsettling.

My thoughts are with you! Here's to our finding our way and getting ahold of something that really interests us again!!!

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