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April 2017 Surgeries

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

  1. Mother K

    Mother K Member

    Posts:
    69
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    26
    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    Thank you :)
     
  2. Mother K

    Mother K Member

    Posts:
    69
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    Hi Hopeful-Meg surgery went well, I ended up with the sleeve. Been having a few problems with acid reflux and high temperature but they changed my medication etc and feeling loads better today :)
     
  3. Hopeful_Meg

    Hopeful_Meg Member

    Posts:
    67
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    27
    Start Weight:
    152kg
    Goal Weight:
    95kg
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18th April 2017
    @Mother K Sorry to hear about the problems with your scar tissue and acid reflux but so happy to read the you are feeling better today!! Are you being discharged today?
     
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  4. djajb

    djajb Active Member

    Posts:
    212
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    107
    Start Weight:
    20st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st8.1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st2.9lb(10.62%)
    Surgery Type:
    bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr AKHTAR
    Surgery Date::
    29th march 2017
    hope all is well and your going home today.
     
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  5. Mother K

    Mother K Member

    Posts:
    69
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    Home safe and sound eventually this evening, great to be home but can't believe how tired I feel!
     
  6. Mother K

    Mother K Member

    Posts:
    69
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    Hi @Hopeful_Meg not sure if your hospital will do this, but at Derby they give you infacol (the stuff babies have) 5ml three times a day starting day after surgery it's fantastic for the wind pain xx
     
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  7. 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 Mother K

    I am doing a six week milk diet as a run into my surgery on 25 April (but having a bypass) at L&D but very interested to read your feeds on your progress. So glad that the reflux has been sorted and you are home where you can really rest up and recuperate. Hospitals may be good for treatment but are awful for recuperation and rest!

    Keep us posted on your recovery.
    SJ x
     
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  8. 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
    Starting my pre op diet tomorrow!! So excited to finally start the journey.. less than a month until my surgery now :D
     
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  9. 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
    Hi Suffolk Joy, I have not been on here for a few days as I ended up getting an infection in one of my wounds so was feeling quite crappy for a few days! I'm feeling much better this week apart from having no energy, today is my first day of puréed food so will
    Let you know how it goes. Xx
     
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  10. djajb

    djajb Active Member

    Posts:
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    107
    Start Weight:
    20st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st8.1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st2.9lb(10.62%)
    Surgery Type:
    bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr AKHTAR
    Surgery Date::
    29th march 2017
    Good to hear you're feeling a little better.
     
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  11. 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
    Mother K
    Sorry to hear about the infection which post-op means a lot of energy spent fighting it and not a lot left over for anything else. Good to hear you are on the mend and onto pureed foods.
    Do you feel any pain or discomfort when eating?
    Although I have a fairly high pain threshold I hate the idea of being in pain as it makes me want to crawl into bed and lay perfectly still which is the exact opposite to what I should be doing to prevent clots etc.
    Still they said about bringing patches home so hopefully that will help. What about your tablet (if you have any daily meds) - are they all in liquid form? I have 10 tabs a day which are no problem to swallow now but I am sure aren't on the liquid diet!
    SJ x
     
  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
    I've been on my normal tablets since the day after my op but can't manage too much fluid with them. I was uncomfortable swallowing fluids for the first 2 days but been fine since, just remember little but often. I felt I was constantly sipping some sit of fluid but it took me about 1 week to get over the 1ltr point but drinking plenty now :) The main discomfort was wind but they gave me infacol (like a baby) even had my hubby rubbing my back lol xx
     
  13. 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
    As long as he didn't throw you over his shoulder to burp you!! I am assuming a drink for constant sips is practically super glued to your side to ensure you keep drinking. I am generally a thirsty girl (have been since childhood) and drink at least 2 L of fluid a day in addition to my milk of 2.5 L so I won't be hitting those heady heights for some while post op! As for the tabs - thats good news that I don't have to go through the hassle of getting all of them changed to liquid - many thanks.
    SJ xx
     
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  14. Mother K

    Mother K Member

    Posts:
    69
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st5lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(15.74%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    6th March 2017
    If he tried to put me over his shoulder, the weight of me would have broke his back! Lol
    It maybe different at your hospital about taking tablets but at Derby it's not a problem:) Yes my water bottle it my best friend st the moment we are joined at the hip. Xx
     
  15. witchlady

    witchlady Active Member

    Posts:
    106
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    69
    Start Weight:
    26st6lb
    Current Weight:
    17st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st11lb
    Lost(%):
    8st11lb(33.24%)
    Surgery Type:
    sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    10th April 2017
    It's my surgery tomorrow.
    I am having.. a lot of anxiety about it right now. Hand shaking type of anxiety
     
  16. FeeBee

    FeeBee Well-Known Member

    Posts:
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    Start Weight:
    18st9lb
    Current Weight:
    10st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    8st9lb(46.36%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    May 12th 2016
    It's a big deal having WLS so being nervous is perfectly reasonable I think. Sending you a hand to hold. Remind yourself why you've made this choice and how you got here. It's life changing but worth it x
     
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  17. djajb

    djajb Active Member

    Posts:
    212
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    107
    Start Weight:
    20st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st8.1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st2.9lb(10.62%)
    Surgery Type:
    bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr AKHTAR
    Surgery Date::
    29th march 2017
    I can honestly say there were no nerves for me, I had become so focused whilst on the pre op diet. if it helps at all focus on your journey and your journey to come. had my op on the 29th march and have had no pain for over a week now. sending thoughts...
     
  18. Tracie workman

    Tracie workman Active Member

    Posts:
    118
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    45
    Start Weight:
    17st5.5lb
    Current Weight:
    13st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st2.5lb(24.02%)
    Surgery Type:
    gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    AL - MOMANI, MR H
    Surgery Date::
    12th april 2017
    Me in two days time. Admitted tomorrow op on weds x
     
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  19. Tracie workman

    Tracie workman Active Member

    Posts:
    118
    Likes Received:
    45
    Start Weight:
    17st5.5lb
    Current Weight:
    13st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st2.5lb(24.02%)
    Surgery Type:
    gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    AL - MOMANI, MR H
    Surgery Date::
    12th april 2017
    Hi meg surgery in 2 days time
     
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  20. djajb

    djajb Active Member

    Posts:
    212
    Likes Received:
    107
    Start Weight:
    20st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st8.1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st2.9lb(10.62%)
    Surgery Type:
    bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr AKHTAR
    Surgery Date::
    29th march 2017
    All the best..
     
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