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Gastric Sleeve Getting married!!!

Discussion in 'Brides To Be Diaries' started by mgarrett1311, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. mgarrett1311

    mgarrett1311 New Member

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    Hello all,
    I'm Melissa and I'm now to this site and wanted to share my story. I met my fiancé this past December and by December I was ready aware I was having upcoming surgery in April!! I told him on our first date and he was totally accepting. I had surgery April 8th 2013 and that very morning as I sat in my hospital pre surgery room in my hospital gown and no make up and hair a hot mess he leaned in to me and whispered "I love you to death will you marry me?" I of course said yes then said not a good choice of words "death" before major surgery lol....so I've had tons of after surgery issues (hospitalized a week after surgery for blood clots in my artery away from my heart, gallbladder surgery and 3 upper endoscopes to repair strictures and hospitalization for internal bleeding) he has stuck by my side through all this and had been my rock!! I've waited 35 years for this man and I'm so blessed!!!
    Highest weight- 266lbs
    Surgery day- 256lbs
    Current weight- 168lbs
     
  2. carrieb

    carrieb Happy Bypasser

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    Start Weight:
    20st6lb
    Current Weight:
    10st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    9st12lb(48.25%)
    Surgery Type:
    bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr Andrew Wan
    Surgery Date::
    26 July 2013
    Congratulations Melissa - sounds like a horrendous journey but you're going to have a happy ending! Enjoy the wedding planning xx
     
  3. Val

    Val Committed Weight Loser

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    Start Weight:
    24st7lb
    Current Weight:
    20st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    15st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st4lb(17.49%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Martin Richardson
    Surgery Date::
    3. 10. 2013
    well done, congratulations xxx
     
  4. audrasharon

    audrasharon New Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    21st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st6lb
    Lost(%):
    0st4lb(1.29%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr Shaw Somers
    Surgery Date::
    19th Nov 2013
    Good luck with the Wedding it sounds like you had a terrible time. Times are achanging. Enjoy every moment.
     
  5. oztega

    oztega New Member

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    Start Weight:
    17st0lb
    Current Weight:
    14st6lb
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    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(15.13%)
    Surgery Type:
    gastric band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr Martin Richardson
    Surgery Date::
    5th Sept 2013
    Congratulations all round :) Sounds like you are having quite the year!

    Sorry to read that your post-op recovery was so difficult but thrilled for you that it has all been sorted and you have recovered successfully & gone on to lose so much weight.

    Im engaged to be married next year to the man of my dreams too, took me a long long time to find the "one" but know what you mean when you say you're blessed! I'd given up hope and was resolutely single, then there he was :D

    Good luck and may you both live happily ever after xx
     
  6. mummy2309

    mummy2309 New Member

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    Current Weight:
    21st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    6st7lb(23.51%)
    Surgery Type:
    SLEEVE
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    prof b ammori
    Surgery Date::
    5th june 2013
    congrats and well done on your weight loss you had a hard time but you must be so happy now
     
  7. Flickalicious

    Flickalicious Bit of a weirdy! XD

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    22st9lb
    Current Weight:
    22st9lb
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    0st0lb(0%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Dr Nick Carter
    Surgery Date::
    12th November 2013
    Hello!
    I giggled and cried reading your first post. I hope you have recovered from everything that happened to you since your WLS, it sounds like you had quite a journey.

    I'm a newly wed :) Been married 4 weeks and 1 day (bloody hell, that went quick!) I wish you both all the best with the planning, it's so exciting, stressful, fun and nerve wrecking but the feeling you get out of being officially married is incredible :D Have you set a date yet??

    Flick x
     
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  8. mgarrett1311

    mgarrett1311 New Member

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    Yes, we will be married on Dec 30th!!! Congrats on your recent marriage!!!
     
  9. Flickalicious

    Flickalicious Bit of a weirdy! XD

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    0st0lb(0%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Dr Nick Carter
    Surgery Date::
    12th November 2013
    Wow, that's not long! The time will fly by!! :D

    One piece of advice for your actual day: Stand back with your husband for a minute and try and take it all in because the day goes by so so quick and before you know it you're back in your room and it's over. It's such an emotional and overwhelming feeling but one of utter bliss :) Good luck! x
     
  10. mgarrett1311

    mgarrett1311 New Member

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    I totally appreciate the advice and I will do just that!! It's a small wedding at a court house but we are dressing up and I never thought I'd be so excited but I really am!! I can't wait!!!
     
  11. Leda

    Leda Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    12st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    9st11lb(43.49%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    10 December 2014
    Have a great day!!
     
  12. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass New Member

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    Start Weight:
    22st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    8st13lb(40.58%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Ahmed - Derby
    Surgery Date::
    22 February 2013
    Congratulations xx
     
  13. femfrankie

    femfrankie Shrinking For Sophie

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    Start Weight:
    27st9lb
    Current Weight:
    11st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st12lb
    Lost(%):
    16st2lb(58.4%)
    Surgery Type:
    RNY Bypass After Orbera Balloon
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Stuart
    Surgery Date::
    15 August 2013
    Congrats to you both Melissa.sounds like you have had a tough time post op but seem to be reaping the benefits now ;).
    Good luck for the big day :D xx
     
  14. mgarrett1311

    mgarrett1311 New Member

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    Thanks
     
  15. mgarrett1311

    mgarrett1311 New Member

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    It's been tough but id do it a hundred times over!!!
     
  16. Salliebeth

    Salliebeth New Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Sutton
    Surgery Date::
    25 November 2013
    Congratulations Melissa, sounds like you have had a really rough time, but I am really glad that things are going well for you now!!! Sounds like you deserve it!!! Congrats, and enjoy your special day xx
     
  17. mgarrett1311

    mgarrett1311 New Member

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    Thanks so much!!!
     
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