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February 2018 Surgeries

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by slimkim, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. slimkim

    slimkim Well-Known Member

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    Lost(%):
    77.9lb(31.6%)
    Surgery Type:
    VSG
    Funding Type:
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    Consultant:
    Dr Chris de Bruyne
    Surgery Date::
    14/02/2018
    I've put my deposit down and secured my date. Feb 14th 2018 for a gastric sleeve at Belgium Surgery Services with Dr Chris De Bruyne :D I'm excited and nervous for this major change but feel totally ready. I'm tired of the yo-yo weight loss/ regain.

    Anyone else have a Feb 2018 date? What are you getting done?
     
  2. slimkim

    slimkim Well-Known Member

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    Dr Chris de Bruyne
    Surgery Date::
    14/02/2018
    @Carolineh I've started this thread up again so we can discuss our progress as Feb surgeries. I'm sure there are going to be a few others who will have surgery soon too. Hopefully we can help each other work through some of the difficult times and cheer each other on with the great times.
     
  3. Carolineh

    Carolineh Member

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    Lost(%):
    5st10lb(28.27%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Michael van de Boshe
    Surgery Date::
    08/02/2018
    Hi ya, what a lovely idea! Well I’m home... had 3 nights in hospital as the pain was awful (sorry not going to lie). Has not been a nice few days for me but I’m alive and now back home.
    Hope your ok and looking forward to it finally happening? Xxx
     
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  4. slimkim

    slimkim Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Consultant:
    Dr Chris de Bruyne
    Surgery Date::
    14/02/2018
    I'm so glad you are home now. Was the three nights prescheduled or did they have to keep you in extra? I have 2 nights scheduled in the hospital post surgery and hopefully thats enough.

    What's the painful part? The gas or the incisions? I'm still very excited. I know there will be pain so going to just gear myself up for it. The days pass quickly enough.
     
  5. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Glad your home and on the losers bench, it’s funny how all hospital are different at Luton your scheduled for 1 night stay for by-pass, mind you that suits me fine. Good luck with your new life xxx
     
  6. Carolineh

    Carolineh Member

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    Michael van de Boshe
    Surgery Date::
    08/02/2018
    I was booked in for 3 nights as they said best to be safe than sorry. I stayed 3 as for some reason my pain was really bad. They took my drain out after 2nd day as they thought it was that causing it. Must admit once 6 inches of plastic was removed from stomach I did feel better.
    I can’t eat anything more than a few mouthfulls of soup so I’m just trying to make sure I’m drinking all the time. As in hospital they kept me constantly on drip for fluid, now it’s down to me to keep water levels up.
    Pain wise I’m ok ish now, still can’t pull myself up on my own. Stomach is v tender and v swollen. I’m sleeping ok but waking for pain med during the night.
    Hopefully I can get food into me small and often which will make me feel better xxx
     
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  7. Carolineh

    Carolineh Member

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    Michael van de Boshe
    Surgery Date::
    08/02/2018
    I would say the gas is the most painful part. I’m burping and farting like a trooper!
     
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  8. madman6

    madman6 New Member

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    im going in sunderland royal on the 19th feb my operation is booked for 20th feb got my pre-op on 12th feb ive been waiting over 3 year for a mini gastric bypass i have worries about being put sleep as ive never been put out
     
  9. Carolineh

    Carolineh Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Michael van de Boshe
    Surgery Date::
    08/02/2018
    You’ll be fine. I think it’s actually quite a nice feeling drifting off to sleep.
    Then u wake up in a room with a nurse next to u looking after you.
     
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  10. slimkim

    slimkim Well-Known Member

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    Dr Chris de Bruyne
    Surgery Date::
    14/02/2018
    Thanks for all the info @Carolineh I'm soon going to join you. 2 more sleeps and it'll all be over with!!!

    You said you wake for pain meds. Are you able to swallow tablets?
     
  11. Carolineh

    Carolineh Member

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    Michael van de Boshe
    Surgery Date::
    08/02/2018
    Hi ya, omg your opp is so soon.. i bet u are so excited!
    Yes I have been really suffering with the pain, they obviously give u some decent morphine/phentnoyl while in hospital which I had a push button for the first 24 hours post opp.. that was amazing!. Then they take it away and only gave me dissolvable paracetamol and diahydracodiene (sorry spelling is awful)... now I’m home I’m just on the dissolvable paracetamol but today I’ve not needed any xx
     
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  12. slimkim

    slimkim Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Date::
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    Oh that's great that you are pain free so quick. I am definitely excited still not scared so that's good.
     
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  13. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Good luck for Wednesday slimkim, can’t wait to follow your updates xx
     
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  14. Carolineh

    Carolineh Member

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    I was the same, not nervous just excited. Is it the sleeve your having done? When are u back in uk? Xx
     
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  15. slimkim

    slimkim Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Date::
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    I'm having the sleeve. I'm sat on the Eurostar now heading to Brussels. I return on Sat. The surgery is tomorrow and then 2 nights in hospital and then one night in the hotel. I'm hoping it all goes smoothly.

    Do you have stitches to remove? How's it giving yourself injections?
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018
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  16. madman6

    madman6 New Member

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    good luck slimkim :)
     
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  17. Carolineh

    Carolineh Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Michael van de Boshe
    Surgery Date::
    08/02/2018
    Yes got lots of stiches! I need to see nurse at doctors on Monday to have them removed. So 10 days after surgery.
    I don't need to give myself and injections, they did all that in hospital.
    I need regular blood tests apparently which GP will arrange XXX
     
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  18. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Oh no why have you got lots of stitches did they open you right up? Xx
     
  19. Carolineh

    Carolineh Member

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    Michael van de Boshe
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    Feel like I've got loads, haven't counted tbem yet. I have 5 holes X
     
  20. slimkim

    slimkim Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Dr Chris de Bruyne
    Surgery Date::
    14/02/2018
    I'm safely on the other side. I'm sleeved and sleepy. Just wanted to thank everyone for the well wishes. I went in at noon. Now it' 2.45pm and I'm in a shared room with the other English speaking lady. I'm so happy it's done
     
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