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I've got funding!! Updated 04/09/08

alliecat

frustrated bander!
lol HC nope :D besides there's nothing like a reminder that there's some competition for him out there to keep him on his toes ;)

PMPL:D
 

Perissa

New Member
I'm now extremely worried because I have not been referred to Mr Somers as I originally thought!.

As explained in my first post my GP wrote to Mr Somers, who replied saying I would have to get funding. I've done this and have got funding but with Spire Hospital in Southampton. I'm terrified now. I had geared myself up for Mr Shaw and now will have to see someone else and at a different hospital!

I keep telling myself to get over it! I've got funding so stop being so stupid but right now I feel really vulnerable.



 

mandy-1975

Regular Member
Hi Hun

You will be fine, honestly................... Michael is fine, and I have to say i certainly wouldn't kick him out of my bed!!!!!!

He is lovely......
 

serenitylove

New Member
I'm now extremely worried because I have not been referred to Mr Somers as I originally thought!.

As explained in my first post my GP wrote to Mr Somers, who replied saying I would have to get funding. I've done this and have got funding but with Spire Hospital in Southampton. I'm terrified now. I had geared myself up for Mr Shaw and now will have to see someone else and at a different hospital!

I keep telling myself to get over it! I've got funding so stop being so stupid but right now I feel really vulnerable.




im sure you will be fine im under shaw summers but have a different surgeon doing it but i just have to trust they all know what there doing

do you know what op you want i was offerd either with recommendation of bypass but went with band i had consultation in march and am being banded saturday so had to wait 5 months but i also had to wait from oct to march just for consultation hope your wait isnt to long
 

Perissa

New Member
I was told that the surgeon would chose what is best for me.

But if I have a choice my preference would be for the bypass. I have lost a lot of weight twice, 1st time 6 stone and 2nd time 8 1/2 stone only to put it back on so I think I would cheat with a band. Plus I really don't like the idea of being able to feel it. Not only feeling the band but feeling the filler port thingy too. Turns my stomach just thinking about being able to feel it. A lady at work has one and she said that she can feel food tricking through the band. Also the area where her port thingy is I sleep on. I have to adopt that position otherwise I can't go to sleep.

SORRY not meaning to say it isn't right for you!

I got my funding a month ago but haven't heard from anyone about anything. I only know what I do because I phoned the PCT today.

I really really hope I don't have to wait that long as I am in agony. Both my knees require major surgery and I need to shift at least 5 stone before they will do it.
 

serenitylove

New Member
I was told that the surgeon would chose what is best for me.

But if I have a choice my preference would be for the bypass. I have lost a lot of weight twice, 1st time 6 stone and 2nd time 8 1/2 stone only to put it back on so I think I would cheat with a band. Plus I really don't like the idea of being able to feel it. Not only feeling the band but feeling the filler port thingy too. Turns my stomach just thinking about being able to feel it. A lady at work has one and she said that she can feel food tricking through the band. Also the area where her port thingy is I sleep on. I have to adopt that position otherwise I can't go to sleep.

SORRY not meaning to say it isn't right for you!

I got my funding a month ago but haven't heard from anyone about anything. I only know what I do because I phoned the PCT today.

I really really hope I don't have to wait that long as I am in agony. Both my knees require major surgery and I need to shift at least 5 stone before they will do it.

totally respect what your saying im just too scared of the bypass surgery so went for band , poor you about the knees i didnt have any other health issue's so maybe thats why i waited so long ring the hospital thats doing it and ask for a rough idea of waiting times they are usually quiet helpfull and fingers crossed it wont be long
 

alliecat

frustrated bander!
If your sugeon decides a band would be better for you, if it helps, I can only feel my port if I press really hard on it (which I don't make a habit of!) and cant feel the band at all! I am a tummy sleeper and have no problems doing the whole starfish thing at night x
 

Perissa

New Member
If your sugeon decides a band would be better for you, if it helps, I can only feel my port if I press really hard on it (which I don't make a habit of!) and cant feel the band at all! I am a tummy sleeper and have no problems doing the whole starfish thing at night x

LOL I do that too!
 

e.green69

New Member
just saying hi and well done with funding i bet you are real pleased.. i watch shaw on his programme its great..
emma
 

e.green69

New Member
sos hun didnt realise you are not having shaw now.. you will be fine and whatever procedure is best for you that will be fine too.. i have a band and i cant feel the port and there is no diffrent feeling in my stomach to indicate the band being there. i also lay on tummy spread everywhere and its still very comfy lol..
takecare
emma
 

cheerio

New Member
Whichever surgeon you go with they all have the same specialist training and have chosen this field of surgery so tend to be sensitive to the needs of overweight people. I imagine it is a pretty rewarding job for them as well as we are all so damn grateful and look better every time they see us post op.
 

Perissa

New Member
I know you're right Cheerio. The worst part is going to be taking my kit off. Especially if they are good looking!!

Thanks Emma. Maybe the lady at work is unusual then. She paid for it herself in Belgium - no idea if that's relavent or not!
 
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