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I've started so I'm going to finish......

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself Here' started by Sally Sutherland, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Sally Sutherland

    Sally Sutherland Member

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    2st3lb(9.75%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Dresner
    Surgery Date::
    1st November 2018
    Hi my weight loss journey started in May 2016. After being finished from work in December due to ill health I went to the doctors with anxiety and depression. Not only did she treat me for this she referred me to the specialist weight management service as she was afraid at the rate I was going I had about 10 years to live . I weighed in at nearly 22 stone, housebound and very miserable.
    While with the service I was determined I was not having surgery. I was discharged a year later, May 2017.
    I was also diagnosed with sleep apnea and now have a cpap machine, which I love and cannot sleep without.
    It was last October I had my epiphany. I was out with a very good friend, who had a band fitted two years previous and looks amazing. She asked me why i didn't want surgery. Admitted to her I was scared. She asked me if a stroke or heart attack was less scary?
    I was referred to the bariatric clinic immediately and today I am waiting for my appointment for surgery. I have been told a bed will be available in September/October. It's nearly July! Can't wait!
     
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  2. Mazza

    Mazza Administrator Staff Member

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    Start Weight:
    118kg
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    93kg
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    80kg
    Lost(%):
    25kg(21.18%)
    Surgery Type:
    Band - sleeve revision
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Vinod Menon
    Surgery Date::
    April 09 (band) Jan 16 (band removal) 15th September 16 (sleeve)
    Hello and welcome!

    I hope it's all plain sailing for you and you get that date soon.

    Which op are you considering?
     
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  3. Sally Sutherland

    Sally Sutherland Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
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    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Dresner
    Surgery Date::
    1st November 2018
    Hi thank you. Roux-en-y is what I'm down for. Not likely to change now. X
     
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  4. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Date::
    14th January 2019
    Welcome the waiting is very hard but when you read people’s diaries it’s very clear it’s worth it.
     
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  5. Sally Sutherland

    Sally Sutherland Member

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    Bypass
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    Consultant:
    Mr Dresner
    Surgery Date::
    1st November 2018
    Yes it is hard. But I have just started reading through some stories. Don't know whether I can add pictures just yet, am iibrave enough? but I would like some record.yes will be well worth it I'm sure
     
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  6. Sally Sutherland

    Sally Sutherland Member

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    Bypass
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    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Dresner
    Surgery Date::
    1st November 2018
    So today I got my pre op appointment 18th October. Another step closer. Coordinator said could be before Christmas. Let's hope so. Started this journey nearly three years ago. Would be a fabulous way to start new year


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  7. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    7st10lb(46.75%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Fabulous news, such an exciting time, what a Christmas present that would be xx
     
  8. Sarnie

    Sarnie Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, I hope your wish comes true, keep us posted please x
     
  9. Parsnip

    Parsnip Well-Known Member

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    How exciting. Not long until your pre-op now x
     
  10. Sally Sutherland

    Sally Sutherland Member

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    Mr Dresner
    Surgery Date::
    1st November 2018
    OMG! Got a date for surgery! 1st November! 24 days and counting lol. :)
     
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  11. Parsnip

    Parsnip Well-Known Member

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    Eeeek how exciting!
     
  12. Sally Sutherland

    Sally Sutherland Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
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    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Dresner
    Surgery Date::
    1st November 2018
    For the rest of the month I will be mainly pureeing and shopping for liver diet!
     
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  13. Irene44

    Irene44 Well-Known Member

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    4st13lb(33.99%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr carr
    Surgery Date::
    July
    That’s fabulous news so exciting xx
     
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  14. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

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    Wow great news x
     
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  15. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    MrJain
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    5th April 2018
    Yay how exciting what a fantastic early Christmas gift xxxx
     
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  16. Sally Sutherland

    Sally Sutherland Member

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    Mr Dresner
    Surgery Date::
    1st November 2018
    Start my liver diet tomorrow. Got my bag half packed for admission next Thursday, don't wear jimjams, slippers or dressing gowns, had to go out and buy them. The countdown starts. I'm so scared. Been so long since I started the journey. Part two starts 1st November
     
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  17. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Sooooo exciting for you, good luck with the lrd, stock with it and stay strong, really looking forward to your updates. Oh and get used to buying clothes, I’m 6.5 month post bypass and I’ve lost count of the number of wardrobe changes I’ve had, the last 2 bin bags to go to the charity shop we’re only bought in August.....it’s mind blowing xxx
     
  18. Sally Sutherland

    Sally Sutherland Member

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    Mr Dresner
    Surgery Date::
    1st November 2018
    Thank you. Just been reading through your journey, it's amazing. Can't believe the weather is changing at the end of the week here and snow in the forecast. I feel like camping out in the hospital now so that I can make sure I'm in the queue lol. Did you have all these fears and doubts before hand? I've been panicking since the weekend. So excited but very anxious
     
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  19. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Lol get a couple of cardboard boxes and you’ll be fine x I wasn’t nervous of the surgery just excited but I was anxious about food mourning, that was my biggest fear, I had lots of “food funerals” in the month leading up to my milk diet (and put a stone back on), however there’s nothing wrong with being nervous either xxx
     
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  20. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

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    You got this!
    Nervous seem to be pretty normal. I haven’t even got an operation date & I am already anxious but it is a means to a better life!
    Pj’s would be a good idea :whistle::rotflmao::whistle:
     
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