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Stress is lifted

Saturday, December 19, 2020

My husband had heart surgery yesterday. I have been so stressed. I am a stress eater that has been working all year on not eating during stressful situations. To go for a walk, drink a glass of water. Call a friend. They all seem like easy things to do but I have been a cookie will make it better kind of girl.

Yesterday I dropped him off to the hospital at 5:45 am. By the time I returned home it was 7am
I watched a movie. Played with my granddaughter that came by to visit. I made a healthy lunch. I went for a walk. 1 pm finally the doctor called. He was out of surgery and surgery was successful. Thank God! Both of my girls and their children came by with their families. My daughter led a yoga class for me and my friend. It felt so good to stretch where I was so tense from stress.

Look at that I did not eat my way through the day. A walk, yoga, chatted with a friend. No food to deal with stress, just food as fuel.

I picked my husband up today. Best Christmas gift is having him home.
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  • SHAWFAN
    This is a late entry, yes, but it caught my eye.
    Living in this Pandemic as we are, we all have had to make concessions when it comes to medical care for our loved ones. Whether it means going in for surgery alone, without the usual support we're so used to having, or dropping our loved one off and going home waiting by the phone for any word from the doctor as to their health. That would be the hardest, I agree.
    I congratulate you on your control of not stress eating during this time. You did very well when others, like myself, would have buckled under the pressure. emoticon
    61 days ago
  • MILLER-S
    Wonderful that your DH's surgery was successful!! Well done on getting through the stress in healthy ways!!
    72 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    Great that his surgery went well, and already home!

    Good for you on finding other things during the stressful times!
    72 days ago
  • ROBBIEY
    I am glad that your husband's surgery went well and you did well with your eating.
    73 days ago
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