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At the start of my WLS journey - 2 days post band

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself Here' started by Ali Furlong, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. Ali Furlong

    Ali Furlong New Member

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    Start Weight:
    13st7lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(3.17%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr Richardson
    Surgery Date::
    04/07/2017
    Hi everyone,
    Just thought I'd say hello after having a look around the site.
    I'm somebody that has struggled with my weight since my early teens and have typically been a size 10 one year up to a 16-18 the next. I have 3 children and gained hideous amounts of weight with each pregnancy.
    My youngest son was born 29/11/16 and I'm below my booking weight for that pregnancy after following slimming world since January.
    I was so tired of dieting and achieving then failing and punishing myself mentally. My reason for surgery was to end the cycle and improve my physical and emotional health.
    My current BMI is 33 and I am aiming for the first time I over a decade to get back into the healthy range - which is about 4 stone to lose.
    Currently feeling sore and full of wind and looking forward to speaking to people in the same boat and hearing the positive parts of the journey and what I can expect!
    I had my surgery in Dolan Park on Tuesday by Mr Richardson - I was told he'd put 4ml into my band during the procedure xx
     
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  2. Mazza

    Mazza Administrator Staff Member

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    Start Weight:
    118kg
    Current Weight:
    93kg
    Goal Weight:
    80kg
    Lost(%):
    25kg(21.18%)
    Surgery Type:
    Band - sleeve revision
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Vinod Menon
    Surgery Date::
    April 09 (band) Jan 16 (band removal) 15th September 16 (sleeve)
    Hello and welcome and congratulations on getting your band!

    We have lots of lovely banded members who will be only too happy to offer you support.

    The wind is not nice but the more you move (little and often) the quicker it goes.

    Do you know what size band you have?

    Hope you feel better soon and good luck! x
     
  3. Ali Furlong

    Ali Furlong New Member

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    Start Weight:
    13st7lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(3.17%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr Richardson
    Surgery Date::
    04/07/2017
    Thank you for the reply Mazza, it does seem to be easing as time goes on - I'm deflating bit bY bit ha!
    The band size on the box is small - not sure of its overall capacity (feel the info given was a bit lacking really!) have you any idea?
    Xx
     
  4. Mazza

    Mazza Administrator Staff Member

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    Start Weight:
    118kg
    Current Weight:
    93kg
    Goal Weight:
    80kg
    Lost(%):
    25kg(21.18%)
    Surgery Type:
    Band - sleeve revision
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Vinod Menon
    Surgery Date::
    April 09 (band) Jan 16 (band removal) 15th September 16 (sleeve)
    Oh that's good news, it's not nice is it?

    Small band (I think, or at least it was when I had mine) is a 9 ml, so having 4 in it already should certainly have an impact. This should mean that you feel good restriction straight away and still some when the swelling goes down.

    Not all surgeons / providers will add a fill during the op but I can see why some do as some patients feel no difference after a couple of days, just with the band.

    Take things slowly and follow the plan you were given and you'll soon start dropping the weight :D xx
     
  5. starryeyed

    starryeyed Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    31st12lb
    Current Weight:
    14st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st4lb
    Lost(%):
    17st6lb(54.71%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve 25/04/2016
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    25/04/2016
    Welcome to the forums Ali x
     
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  6. FeeBee

    FeeBee Well-Known Member

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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
    Hello and welcome :) I hope you're continuing to heal well X-Men
     
  7. Jonicorn

    Jonicorn Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    15st11lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st12lb(18.1%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr Super
    Surgery Date::
    16/07/2018
    Would be great to hear how you're getting on now?
     
  8. Irene44

    Irene44 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    14st7lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st4.0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st12lb(26.6%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr carr
    Surgery Date::
    July
    Hi and welcome

    Hope your healing and feeling better now xx
     
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