I am, thank you. I am having to really focus on getting enough fluid in but have started having some soft foods now which is a welcome change to puree! Walking lots, feeling tired but happy.
So pleased to hear you are getting on well, I remember fluids being a challenge but you will get there xI am, thank you. I am having to really focus on getting enough fluid in but have started having some soft foods now which is a welcome change to puree! Walking lots, feeling tired but happy.
Hi KevHi @sab110 and welcome!
Now, I can only comment on my experience. Every hospital and health authority are different and obviously, we have a few other things going off at present but... Between being told I was to be discussed at the next MDT meeting and actually getting a letter confirming, it took about 6-8 weeks. For me personally at Derby hospital, it was about a year after that letter that I actually went in for my Gastric sleeve. Again, Every hospital is different and I have heard of operations being performed much faster than that. You just never know with these things.
It is a long journey from start to finish but it is still by far the best thing I have ever done for myself. Life is totally different for me now so stick at it. You may well hear this a lot on this forum, and others, but take the time to research as much as you can about the procedure. It will help in the long run. Time will fly by and you'll soon get that date through for your operation.
Which procedure are you looking at having? I left that decision up to my surgeon after he'd got in there and had a good look around but I am so happy with my gastric sleeve. Still a little way to go but I've lost about 9 stone from my heaviest weight and whilst it isn't all plain sailing or the easy option that some people think it is. If you follow the rules you are given, you will lose a substantial amount of weight. Again personally, I had type 2 diabetes. That is now in remission and I was taken off all medication for it on the day of my surgery. I had sleep apnoea and I found out recently that is now cured. I was out of breath walking 5 minutes to the local shop. I can now go on 12 mile hikes. It really is life changing.
Good luck and let us know how it goes for you. If you have any questions, then feel free to ask away. It is very quiet on here at present due to multiple reasons but there is a wealth of knowledge on this site and people are around to help out if they can.
Take care and good luck.
Hiya, I can only echo what @Kev_h has said, I was 21 months from my first appointment to surgery but it’s so so worth it and I cannot stress enough the importance and benefits f research research research during your wait.Hi everyone,
I am new to this forum I am waiting for my surgery for a very long time now. I had psychologist appointment last month she said she is going to back me for surgery. She also said now my case will be discussed under MDT but it’s been a month now I haven’t heard anything can someone please advice how long do I have to wait. My reddy’s cordinater said I will be going to waiting list same day of MDT discussion but no news.
I’m 21 stone and have multiple Health conditions.
Please update as you go- currently debating going private over Homerton just to improve pace. Really want it done, as I was meant to be having a reflux surgery then they decided I should have WL first/instead so in a lot of discomfort in the meantime.Hi I’m hoping to have a gastric sleeve done this year. First appointment with consultant next week as I’m going private I’m hoping it can be done over the summer... not sure of timescale from starting the process. I’ll post as I go. Good luck!