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Surgery with eating disorders?

lilyrxse

lilyrxse

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hi!

i've had quite a few struggles with eating for a few years... sometimes it gets better, sometimes it gets bad again... lately it has been getting bad again, i know for a fact that i don't eat near enough, and my iron levels tend to drop quite fast. i'm going to be okay eventually, i know it's going to be okay. but my main concern is that right now i'm deep down the rabbit hole and i have a surgery soon.

not a huge surgery, but still requires general anesthesia. i have an appointment planned with the anesthesist to analyze my global health and get a blood test and i'm quite scared that if it's not great, they might need to cancel the surgery... i don't know how that works, maybe i'm talking complete non-sense, i've never gotten a surgery before, but this one is a surgery that i've been waiting for for literal years.

has anyone ever had a surgery with general anesthesia with disordered eating? and most precisely anorexia...
do you think it might be an issue?

it's really been stressing me out, and i sure want to be in a healthier situation for a surgery but the idea that i have to pretty much speed-run getting better is making it even worse
 
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goodgollymiss

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Something that has helped my iron is vitamin c and eating 3 meals a day without snacking. It has made me eat less but I'm not starving. This is because I eat till I'm full and i was full with less food after about a month
 
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goodgollymiss

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Maybe you could try some vegetable based recipes to add to your meals
 
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Nada

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Just iron levels? My experience.. 2weeks ago I had a nose job, I'm underweight. My iron is good but many other things are not. Depends on anesthesiologist. All the best 💖
 
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