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.
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.
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