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Homerton Newbie Here!!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself Here' started by MariaMaria83, Jul 12, 2018 at 4:23 PM.

  1. MariaMaria83

    MariaMaria83 New Member

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    Hey guys and girls!!
    I’m at the very very start of my journey, infact only just received my appointment letters today. I have my bariatric assessment appointment and my bariatric consultant appointment both on the same day, 14th September.
    I’m very excited about the whole thing as it’s not something I’d ever thought I’d be given the opportunity to pursue on the NHS!
    From the reading I’ve been doing, am I right in thinking that my ‘starting weight’ will be recorded as what it is at my assessment? I’m asking this as I’m currently following Slimming World (again!) The weight is coming off and since my doctor referred me, a little over a month ago, I’ve lost just over a stone. Will losing more weight before my assessment, and consequently lowering my BMI, lower my chances of being accepted? My BMI was 51 at the time of my GP’s referral.
    Or am I over thinking it at this early stage!?
    Hope to hear some words of wisdom soon!! xx
     
  2. starryeyed

    starryeyed Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    16st12.4lb(53%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve 25/04/2016
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    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    25/04/2016
    Your start weight is counted at your first assessment but they’ll have a referral from your gp recording your highest.x
     
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  3. Irene44

    Irene44 Well-Known Member

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    9st4.0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
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    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr carr
    Surgery Date::
    July
    Hi and welcome

    Mine was first consultation with surgeon xx
     
  4. MariaMaria83

    MariaMaria83 New Member

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    Thank you for your reply.
    Oh ok so was there no reference to your weight recorded previous to that? Assuming that was heavier? x
     
  5. Irene44

    Irene44 Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
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    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr carr
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    I went private for mine as with my heart problems and other health issues I didn’t want to wait to be hitting 60 and I would just of continued to gain more weight. I have been saving for ages sold some bits n bobs to scrape the money together My BMI was 37.4 when I had my consultation and was a few pounds heavier than I am now I didn’t know at that time that my surgeon wouldn’t be weighing me again! So was scared to drop below 35 so just maintaining. I was actually heavier but did lose nearly a stone before I referred to Spire group. Hoping milk diet will shift a few more pounds before bypass.

    My Dietitian who is tiny said she tried LRD to see what it was like so she could empathise with her clients. Lost a stone god love her I’m guessing they will weigh me again before the op though Blingbabe also nearly went below her 35. She’s very wise on this subject Obie-one-canobi “sorry for spelling!! “ Of WLS So many many people on these forums that will help and support you Maria Keep posting and keep asking. Looking forward to following your journey xx
     
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  6. MariaMaria83

    MariaMaria83 New Member

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    I didn’t even go to my GP to ask for WLS, I went for an asthma review, he weighed and measured me as per and saw that my weight was 10kg more than the last time (although I was already losing with SW), he asked if I’d ever thought about WLS? I said I had but could never afford it, he told me I ticked all the boxes for him so he would refer me.
    I can lose weight and I will continue to lose weight before my appointments but I don’t want anybody to be under any illusions that I can do it and maintain on my own. I can lose about 5st on my own, plateau then it goes back on again.
    Just worried they’ll think if I can do it independently through SW I don’t need surgical help :(
     
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  7. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    5st0.5lb(30.52%)
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    Consultant:
    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Hi and a warm welcome to you, I always advice using the nhs waiting time to research research research so you know as much as possible about your surgery and living with your weight loss tool.
    I was told at first that if I went below a BMI of 35 I would no longer be eligible and I very nearly went below, however I was later told that they went by your start weight/BMI but after this confusion I didn’t believe them so made sure I stayed above.
    Good luck with your journey try to keep us posted xxx
     
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  8. starryeyed

    starryeyed Well-Known Member

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    25/04/2016
    I was at homerton. They use your starting point reference as when they first weigh you AT the hospital.
     
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  9. MariaMaria83

    MariaMaria83 New Member

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    Than
    i will definitely keep you posted and I will, without a doubt, have more questions....if that’s ok?
    My BMI has gone from 51 to 48 in a month so it won’t be going anywhere near too low before my assessment date, although there’s 9 weeks yet so maybe I should concentrate on maintaining rather than losing? I plan on doing lots of reading and gathering information, it’s all very boggling at the moment!! :)
     
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  10. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Of course you can ask questions, we will always try to answer them.
    Yea there is sooooooo much information to retain and I’m still learning more day by day xxx
     
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  11. Sandra Carter

    Sandra Carter Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm at Luton & Dunstable hospital, they weigh you on your first visit and that is your starting weight and BMI, after that they told me they are happy for you to lose as much weight as you can because its better when you have surgery. I think you should call your hospital up and clarify whether its wise for you to lose weight at this point as you don't want to ruin your chance of getting surgery if your BMI went below that required for NHS surgery, but I can't really imagine any health team putting you off losing weight, when ultimately it makes surgery safer. Good luck with your journey x
     
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