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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 New Member

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    Start Weight:
    22st10lb
    Current Weight:
    20st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st3lb(9.75%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Consultant:
    Mr Dresner
    Surgery Date::
    Waiting
    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
    Current Weight:
    93kg
    Goal Weight:
    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 New Member

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    Start Weight:
    22st10lb
    Current Weight:
    20st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st3lb(9.75%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Consultant:
    Mr Dresner
    Surgery Date::
    Waiting
    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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    Start Weight:
    24st8lb
    Current Weight:
    23st3lb
    Lost(%):
    1st5lb(5.52%)
    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 New Member

    Posts:
    10
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    13
    Start Weight:
    22st10lb
    Current Weight:
    20st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st3lb(9.75%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Consultant:
    Mr Dresner
    Surgery Date::
    Waiting
    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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