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I dont know what to do.

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by jackie nixon, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. jackie nixon

    jackie nixon New Member

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    Hello im hoping that someone could please help me. I am at the moment doing a weight loss course (More Life) as i am hoping to be referred for weight loss surgery.
    I did the course from June 2017 and at the time it was 14 weekly sessions then monthly for a further 7 months as i had a bmi of about 48.
    I enjoyed it and lost some weight but with just 2 sessions to go till i could be referred my brother was diagnosed with cancer so i cared for him daily including 2 stays in Hammersmith hospital where i would get the tube daily. He died 3 months ago and i have just felt able to think about myself again.
    As my bmi is 53 now i thought i would only have to do 6 months of More Life before a referral, but my doctor and my More Life coach both think i may have to do a whole year again. Im under west Essex ccg.
    I would be so grateful if you could advise me
    Many Thanks
    Jackie
     
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  2. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    8st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st4.5lb
    Lost(%):
    8st4lb(50.22%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    I’m so sorry for your sad loss, it’s understandable you’ve struggled, I can’t advice but I would say don’t give up, I was almost 2 years waiting, however long it takes it will be worth it x
     
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  3. Mazza

    Mazza Administrator Staff Member

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    Start Weight:
    118kg
    Current Weight:
    85kg
    Goal Weight:
    80kg
    Lost(%):
    33kg(27.95%)
    Surgery Type:
    Band - sleeve revision
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Vinod Menon
    Surgery Date::
    2009 (band) Jan 16 (band removal) 15th September 16 (sleeve)
    Hello @jackie nixon, so sorry for your loss.

    Sorry I can't help with your query but even if you have to do another year, it'll all be worth it x
     
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  4. Sarnie

    Sarnie Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    31st0lb
    Current Weight:
    21st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    9st2lb(29.49%)
    Surgery Type:
    RNY Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr. P. Jambulingham ~ Luton & Dunstable Hospital
    Surgery Date::
    16th April 2019
    Hi, sorry for your loss.
    I think the only way you can really find out is for the doctor to refer you again, what hospital was you hoping to get your surgery at? Did you ever get a hospital appointment? x
     
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  5. Irene44

    Irene44 Well-Known Member

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    9st4.0lb
    Lost(%):
    5st10lb(39.41%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr carr
    Surgery Date::
    July
    Oh Hun I’m so very sorry for your loss how dreadful for you x. I would definitely go to GPS and try and put some pressure on them in the NICEST possible way to refer you sooner if possible. If not though hunni if you have to do the year then you can do it sweetheart it’s so worth it. I know it seems a long way off but it goes so quickly. Everyone on the forum will support you and keep you going :). Xx
     
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  6. jackie nixon

    jackie nixon New Member

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    Thankyou all for your support. I haven’t got as far as any hospital appointments yet but I’m hoping to get referred to Homerton Hospital. I know the criteria changed recently ( it used to be if you had a bmi over 50 only 6 months tier 3 was needed to be referred) But it’s still not very clear what’s needed now and my doctor seems a bit clueless.
     
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  7. Irene44

    Irene44 Well-Known Member

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    5st10lb(39.41%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr carr
    Surgery Date::
    July
    Can you not try and do a little bit of research and maybe find out the criteria. I can’t help with that I went private so didn’t have to struggle with NHS I wish you so much luck hunni I’m sure there will be ways you can find out xx
     
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  8. Maria61

    Maria61 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    7st13.5lb(40.84%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain Luton and Dunstable
    Surgery Date::
    19th September 2017
    As with the others I am very sorry for your loss and hope you get referred for surgery very soon xx
     
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  9. Sarnie

    Sarnie Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    9st2lb(29.49%)
    Surgery Type:
    RNY Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr. P. Jambulingham ~ Luton & Dunstable Hospital
    Surgery Date::
    16th April 2019
    If it was me I would phone Homerton and tell them whats happened so far and ask them for advice, because as you said and in my experience and also from what I've read from others most GPs are clueless to the WLS route, they are so uninformed, you've got nothing to lose by at least trying to speak to the WLS team at Homerton x
     
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  10. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

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    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    14th January 2019
    Welcome
    I am so sorry for your loss
    In my area your BMI had to be over 55 to get fast tracked. But even then I had to wait over a year for my operation.
    Like the others have said the time goes faster than you think. Stick with it best of luck x
     
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  11. jackie nixon

    jackie nixon New Member

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    Thankyou all for your advise, I am determined to stick it out this time no matter what i will keep you updated with any news x
     
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  12. Irene44

    Irene44 Well-Known Member

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    5st10lb(39.41%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr carr
    Surgery Date::
    July
    Good for you hunni:). Yes please keep on chatting with us all :) xx
     
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  13. Jackiesfatplan

    Jackiesfatplan Well-Known Member

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    If u explained to them as u have to us maybe u may of done some of the tier 3 requirments and not have to repeat full year again talk to them i had a break in my tier 3 when my mother died i missed some appointments but once i explained i rejoined where i left off
     
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  14. jackie nixon

    jackie nixon New Member

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    I tried to explain but they said because it had just been over the twelve months since i last did the course i had to start it again x
     
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  15. MariaMaria83

    MariaMaria83 Well-Known Member

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    4st10lb(21.39%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass (hopefully!)
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Adam Goralczyk
    Hi @jackie nixon , I got referred straight to the homerton from my gp with a BMI of 50.5. The team there are absolutely brilliant, you could call them for some advice. Did you go back to your GP after your BMI had increased and see if they could refer you to tier 4? x
     
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