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HappySpirit73

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Hello there I am new to the forum and wanted to introduce myself.
I’m 48 years old and living in Sydney NSW.
I’m wheelchair bound after a battle with elephantiasis as well as breaking my leg in three places which never properly healed.
I also suffer from arthritis, lymphoedema, cellulitis and diabetes.
I also suffer depression and bipolar disorder as well as binge eating to the point of obesity and it is not assisting in helping with mobility either.
i suffered a recent upheaval in my home life and have come from living in a three bedroom house down to living in one room so that does not help with the feelings of helplessness.
I am moving out soon to live in a unit which will help a lot but it will still be a couple of months.
I have Yo yo dieted all my life and fought overeating and binging to the point of bulimia when I was younger.
now it presents as binging and overeating.
I had it all under control quite successfully until the upheaval in my living situation.
and now I find I face temptation and boredom by constant eating.
it’s basis is my emotions and unhappiness and a bit of depression and I am burying my unhappiness and emotions by stuffing my face with everything from junk food to healthy snacks.
I successfully gave up drinking alcohol a year ago and smoking cigarettes recently so I know I can get back on the right track again.
we live in a different world these days and I guess many of us are going through similar and worse situations.
thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to being a member here..
 
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Hello HappySpirit73, welcome to the forum I hope you find it very helpful here as everyone is so caring and great to get on with. Even though you say you are struggling try and think and look on your name here as that is very positive.
 
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Thank you Bod…
thank you so much..
I look forward to it…
and you are right, I’ve been referred to as a ‘happy depressive’ in the past so I guess that came out in the name :)
 
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Hello HappySpirit73, welcome to the forum.
 
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HappySpirit73

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hello and welcome x you have lots to deal with i hope you find some good support here ,lots of love x Lu x
Thank you so much
everyone seems very friendly which is always a great welcome
 
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