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April 2017 Surgeries

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by Hopeful_Meg, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Hopeful_Meg

    Hopeful_Meg Member

    Posts:
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    Start Weight:
    152kg
    Goal Weight:
    95kg
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18th April 2017
    Anyone else having their surgery in April this year? x
     
  2. Hopeful_Meg

    Hopeful_Meg Member

    Posts:
    67
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    Start Weight:
    152kg
    Goal Weight:
    95kg
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18th April 2017
  3. Mother K

    Mother K Member

    Posts:
    69
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    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    Hi Meg, I have got my surgery next Monday 6th March, I must admit I'm getting extremely nervous! Xx
     
  4. Hopeful_Meg

    Hopeful_Meg Member

    Posts:
    67
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    Start Weight:
    152kg
    Goal Weight:
    95kg
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18th April 2017
    Hey Mother K, wow how exciting! Are you nervous about anything in particular? xx
     
  5. Mother K

    Mother K Member

    Posts:
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    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    I think because it's something I've wanted for so long, I'm frightened of failing!
     
  6. Hopeful_Meg

    Hopeful_Meg Member

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    Start Weight:
    152kg
    Goal Weight:
    95kg
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18th April 2017
    Oh bless you, I guess we will all have the worry of failing at some point during our journeys! I'm petrified of failing too :( I just hope the operation is successful and helps me lead a healthier life! Are you going through the NHS?xx
     
  7. Mother K

    Mother K Member

    Posts:
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    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    Yes I'm lucky to have a really supportive GP who secured NHS funding for me but have been in the system at Derby hospital since April 2014 so it's been a long process since getting the funding!
     
  8. Suffolk Joy

    Suffolk Joy Active Member

    Posts:
    172
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    141
    Start Weight:
    146.5kg
    Current Weight:
    120kg
    Goal Weight:
    74kg
    Lost(%):
    26.5kg(18.08%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    25/04/2017
    Hi Meg

    I am booked for a bypass on 25 April at L&D with Mr Jain on the NHS. I had a band fitted privately 10 years ago - I made the mistake and should have opted for the bypass then and I would have been on the losers bench already.
    Where are you having yours done?
    SJ x
     
  9. Hopeful_Meg

    Hopeful_Meg Member

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    Start Weight:
    152kg
    Goal Weight:
    95kg
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18th April 2017
    Wow you have been waiting a long time! How come it's been so long? You must be so relieved to have a confirmed date now. I think the reason I opted for private was because I cannot bare the thought of NHS waiting times!
    Hey hey, ooh good luck!! Are you excited? I have heard the band has been unsuccessful for a lot of people :( I'm flying over to the Czech Republic through a company called Beautiful Beings xx
     
  10. Mother K

    Mother K Member

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    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    I was offered a date last November but we had a 3 week holiday to Cuba booked for January and wouldn't have been covered on my travel insurance so because they were aware of my holiday they gave me the new date :) Wow Czech Republic, is anyone going with you? What surgery are you having?
     
  11. Hopeful_Meg

    Hopeful_Meg Member

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    Start Weight:
    152kg
    Goal Weight:
    95kg
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18th April 2017
    Even so, last November was still a while to wait! But Cuba must have been amazing!? Did you enjoy it? :) I'm bringing my boyfriend along with me, I would have taken mum too but she's a teacher and can't get the time off work! I'm having the sleeve done, really excited for it! SO scared that I won't fit in the plane seat though :( xx
     
  12. Mother K

    Mother K Member

    Posts:
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    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    Cuba was fantastic, would definitely recommend it :)
    You can always lift the arm up between you and your boyfriend on the plane.;) how long do you have to stay in Czech Republic for and what happens about your follow up appointments and the dietitian? Xx
     
  13. Hopeful_Meg

    Hopeful_Meg Member

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    Start Weight:
    152kg
    Goal Weight:
    95kg
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18th April 2017
    Oh that's wonderful! I must admit that it's not even somewhere I'd thought about going before.. but I'll defo take a look :D
    hahah, that's a sure thing! Hopefully I'll be able to keep it down for long enough during take off & landing! Do you think I could get away with squeezing it down while they do their checks and then popping it back up when they sit down for take off??
    I fly out on Monday 17th April, then the op is on Tuesday and I fly home Friday!
    As for dietitian and follow up - follow ups will be with my GP with things like getting my stitches out! Dietitian can also be with my Gp too :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2017
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  14. Mother K

    Mother K Member

    Posts:
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    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    Got to be worth a go, they only walk past once to check the seat belts etc :) That's different to me because I'm NHS I think it's every 3 months for a while and then 6months and eventually once a year!
     
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  15. Carby2barbie

    Carby2barbie Active Member

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    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st3lb
    Lost(%):
    8st12lb(48.44%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    16th March 2017
    How exciting for you @Hopeful_Meg!! Looking forward to seeing you transform on your journey. I am also at the start of mine xx
     
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  16. Hopeful_Meg

    Hopeful_Meg Member

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    Start Weight:
    152kg
    Goal Weight:
    95kg
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18th April 2017
    I agree, i'll try it haha! Thats not too bad, I guess if we ever need to be seen to at any point, the NHS will always be there with like A&E, doctors and that :) Are you currently doing your pre-op??

    I can't wait to start a new lease of life! Which stage are you at?x
     
  17. Mother K

    Mother K Member

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    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    I have been on my pre-op diet for 3 weeks so far so will be 4 weeks by the time I have my surgery
     
  18. Hopeful_Meg

    Hopeful_Meg Member

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    Start Weight:
    152kg
    Goal Weight:
    95kg
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18th April 2017
    Oh I am so relieved to hear you say that!! I have to do mine for 4 weeks too and I am panicking that I won't be able to stick to it for so long! Which pre op have you been doing?x
     
  19. Mother K

    Mother K Member

    Posts:
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    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    The hospital I'm under do the food pre-op it takes a bit to get your head around and there is a lot of weighing and measuring. Personally I would have preferred the milk diet because it takes food out of the equation and it gets you used to being on liquids ready for after the surgery
     
  20. Hopeful_Meg

    Hopeful_Meg Member

    Posts:
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    Start Weight:
    152kg
    Goal Weight:
    95kg
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18th April 2017
    Oh really? Have you found it difficult? I am doing alternate days with milk and then 800 cals the next day
     
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