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January 2017 Surgeries

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by Louisex21, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Suffolk Joy

    Suffolk Joy Active Member

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    Start Weight:
    146.5kg
    Current Weight:
    120kg
    Goal Weight:
    74kg
    Lost(%):
    26.5kg(18.08%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    25/04/2017
    Hi Sweetcheeks
    How is it going? You have been quiet for a while so I am assuming that you have had some problems? What's happening to you?

    SJ xx
     
  2. Sweetcheeks84

    Sweetcheeks84 Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    1st3.5lb(5.77%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    15th May 2017
    Wow enjoy your holiday. I went back into hospital got out yesterday I was so poorly unable to drink water. I wemto the Dr she was worried coz my heart was going so fast I couldn't breath and was so dizzy I WS a mess she sent Mr to hospital they were awful I had 7 different ppl trying to get bloods and cannular in each stabbing me 3/7 times finally an anesthetist did it in the middle of the night I'm black and blue. Th still couldn't get bloods told me they going to do a xray drink test thing and tests then next morning said I'm fine and sent me home without doing bloods or any tests. I am still struggling.
    I lost 1st 5lbs in a week!! Iv now lost 2st 7bs in less than a month!
    Been so weak dizzy struggling to walk just to the car or anywhere short I managed to walk around Saintsbury's for 15min I had to sit down or was going to pass out. I'm going to try my first purée tonight haven't got a clue what's good to puree any ideas?
    How your well xxx
     
  3. Sweetcheeks84

    Sweetcheeks84 Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Lost(%):
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    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    15th May 2017
    Oh no that's awful yes keep an eye I would advice staying out the pool at all hun you don't want those getting infected.
    Mine look yellow but I keep showing them to the nurse they said th fine. But after a shower they weep a little. X
     
  4. Sweetcheeks84

    Sweetcheeks84 Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    15th May 2017
    Its been awful I am trying to drink I'm so dehydrated I'm dizzy light headed I'm OK with milk so been having that an home made soup, iv spent 10days in hospital after surgery then went back in then got told when I was so poorly after surgery that it was due to newmonia (can't spell it) that's why I couldn't breath when I woke up after surgery then pancreatitis kicked off I was a mess in agony. Mr Jane went way and got back yesterday yet I was already discharge before I got to see him as I was just left in the bed with no tests and also they said I had ketones in my wee which I only done 1 wee in 16hrs as I'm so dehydrated yet one bag of fluids I wes sent home the next day! Was awful I want to speak to Mr Jane himself coz I'm sure he wouldn't be happy with how I have been treated he was so good to me after surgery he couldn't apologize enough for me getting fluids on my lungs during my surgery.
    I ju hope that I have nothing seriously wrong coz if I have then Im just going to get more sick and weaker. Xx
     
  5. Suffolk Joy

    Suffolk Joy Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    120kg
    Goal Weight:
    74kg
    Lost(%):
    26.5kg(18.08%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    25/04/2017

    Sweetcheeks
    You are really going through the mill aren't you and your treatment has not been really good during this admission? Your poor arms must be a real mess. When can you get to speak to Mr Jain? The weight loss on paper sounds brilliant except you are obviously very unwell, losing muscle and fat and you will be all wrinkly like a prune if you don't get to proper hydration levels. Is you wee a good colour (too dark = lack of fluids) and can put strain on your kidneys. Make sure you call on Monday to try to speak to Mr Jain.

    I am not brilliantly the moment . Trying to drink plenty but I am having periods of sicky head/ feeling feint. I think maybe the heat -30 degrees today - is getting to me so I have put the air conditioning on in the bedroom and escape into there when I get too hot. I have gone in the pool - I think chlorine will kill any bugs on my suture line and to be honest, dipping in the pool is so lovely. I did 150 lengths today (1.5 km). I am really worried that I have not lost weight and I will turn up to see Mr Jain on 15 June as fat as ever. I so wish I had packed my scales as it would lessen my anxiety.

    My husband keeps saying - don't worry, your on holiday just relax, it's going to be slow so don't expect to lose any when your away - but nothing has worked long term for me and I know this is my last chance. I know that as soon as I get back I will get on the scales but that's a whole week away. Still I can't do anything about it but my friends arrive tonight and one of them hasn't seen me since 5 days post-op so she may offer a glimmer hope. Hubby travels home tomorrow so it's girls only for the second week.

    Let me know how the puree goes - my first one was stew minus meat - good meaty flavoured gravy and vegs. After that it was mashed potato and salmon with sauce - moist was the main thing.
    SJ xx
     
  6. starryeyed

    starryeyed Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    14st4lb
    Lost(%):
    17st6lb(54.71%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve 25/04/2016
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    25/04/2016
    Oh @Sweetcheeks84 feel you on the blood test front I was the same it's because you're dehydrated they can't find your veins. Hope you feel better soon and deffo get in contact with your surgeon one bag of fluids really isn't enough :( x
     
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  7. Sweetcheeks84

    Sweetcheeks84 Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    15th May 2017
    Hiya no its been awful I'm black and blue my arms look like iv crushed them they are that black!
    I'm calling Monday its been so awful. My wee was dark brown I hadn't been for 16hrs yet they said the tiny 1-2cm of blood they did get was enough to do all bloods... Kidney function was normal he said all came back fine yet I was dry as a bone couldn't wee and my mouth so dry it was like cotton.
    When I questioned how could you do full bloods with such little blood he said they got what they were looking for.
    Then spoke to another Dr later on and he admitted they couldn't do full bloods coz wasn't enough blood from the morning. Yet they sent me home like it, but luckily iv managed more fluid yesterday and its been OK not great but OK today.
    As for weight loss the dietitians wasntnto happy that I lost all that weight in a week! So iv been trying to get protein in and started purée yesterday had salmon and Philly light. And today had some corned beef cheese mash and gravy. Went down well,

    Babe please don't worry I'm sure you have lost weight just stick to the plan have a Fab time on ya holiday stop worrying you will have lost especially swimming so bloody much I get shattered walking to the car or around the shop had to sit down the other day I was so dizzy.
    Jus stay cool remember this is taking all your body's efforts to heal, just take it easy relax and give it time.

    Can't you go to a local pharmacy and get weighted? If that will make you feel Better?
    I'm sure your doing Fab hun honestly just enjoy your holiday yuou paid to have a Fab time not to worry about weight lap up the sun drink plenty of water keep hydrated and all will be amazing when your home.
    How are your ports now? Are they looking any more infected?
    Hope your having a Fab time I can't wait to go to France on 29th June. Just booking to go to Alicante Spain end Aug coz my gfs mum lives there so going for 10days can't wait!!
    By then I'll be fitter and healthier fingers crossed xxx
     
  8. Sweetcheeks84

    Sweetcheeks84 Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    15th May 2017
    Hi thank you yes I told them that and they said that the tiny amount of blood they did get 1-2cm in total prob less told them thatbmy kidneys are fine and I'm NOT dehydrated yet my mouth was sore and dry my saliver was so limited it was thick, my urine was dark brown and o didn't wee for 16hrs coz I had nothing to wee out.
    I'm black and blue and so fed up.
    I managed to get 1 ltr of water down yesterday and a pint today but it still hurts. I'm eating OK made some puree today and went well. I think I am slowly getting there but itsba huge worry when I can drink milk and have yogurts but can't drink water or juice without pain in my chest. I'm not being sick which is a bonus although this morning I woke up feelingnso so sick and was trying to be but nothing in there.
    Hopefully I'm on the mend. I'm on no more pain killers so fingers crossed. How are you doing? Xxx
     
  9. starryeyed

    starryeyed Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve 25/04/2016
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    25/04/2016
    Completely understand if it's uniting try tiny tiny sips it's definitely a full time job if you're still feeling it get down to a&e as you'll run into a lot more problems otherwise. I'm okay thank u xx
     
  10. Sweetcheeks84

    Sweetcheeks84 Active Member

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    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    15th May 2017
    But the thing is I was at the specialist hospital that dose most of the ops so they are meant to know what they are doing but to send me home like it was awful without any tests or bothering to care. I had my first dumping last night I drank a protein shake In 40 min which is way to fast for me and omg I sweated so much when dizzy I was sick but it wouldn't come out I was faint and sweated more I went White as a sheet my lips went blue. Iv had that shake before but I usually take around 2 hrs at least to drink one. But clearly drank it to fast omg it was so awful I had to go to bed I never want to feel like that again. X
     
  11. SAM55

    SAM55 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    14st13.4lb
    Lost(%):
    6st7.9lb(26.06%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Mehta
    Surgery Date::
    5th September 2016
    lots of people have had problems with chicken, including me. Eventually I blitzed it and it was ok after 3 months. I still make sure it isn't too dry. My best protein option was tinned minced beef and stewed steak. Still eat those when I feel the need to up the protein and fight the carb demons.
     
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  12. SAM55

    SAM55 Well-Known Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Mehta
    Surgery Date::
    5th September 2016
    As Starry said, very tiny sips. Water is the hardest for some reason. Try warm drinks rather than cold, I found them easier.
     
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  13. SAM55

    SAM55 Well-Known Member

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    Lost(%):
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    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Mehta
    Surgery Date::
    5th September 2016
    Should you be in the pool if you have an open wound, and are not 6 weeks out?? Lots of bacteria (think of all those kids weeing in it) I was told not to go back to the swimming pool until 6 weeks.
     
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  14. starryeyed

    starryeyed Well-Known Member

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    17st6lb(54.71%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve 25/04/2016
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    25/04/2016
    Yeah that's probably the sugar side of the Carbs your body can take more over a few hours. Trial and error hope u feel better soon xx
     
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  15. Suffolk Joy

    Suffolk Joy Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    26.5kg(18.08%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    25/04/2017
    Hi
    Dumping is awful and after my first episode I never want to experience it again. It took me until the next dat to completely get over it. You must be counting down the hours to tomorrow morning till you can ring the hospital for advice.
    Let us know the outcome.
    SJ xx
     
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  16. Suffolk Joy

    Suffolk Joy Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    25/04/2017
    Hi
    The wounds appear to have dried up after being dressed and I abstaining from the pool for over 24 hours. Fortunately we are at a villa with our own pool so no kids to do any unmentionable. It was 31 degrees today so I need to cool in the pool. I get checked out at hospital next week so I will get it looked at again.
    SJ xxx
     
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  17. Sweetcheeks84

    Sweetcheeks84 Active Member

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    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    15th May 2017
    Thank you I did have the same once before and was fine its strange. Iv just had my corned beef with mash and gravy. And my hearts going soooooo fast its awful. It's making me not want to eat anything :-(
     
  18. Sweetcheeks84

    Sweetcheeks84 Active Member

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    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
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    I have the drs tomorrow then I will call and ask to speak to him xx
     
  19. Sweetcheeks84

    Sweetcheeks84 Active Member

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    Surgery Date::
    15th May 2017
    H everyone how are you all?
     
  20. Suffolk Joy

    Suffolk Joy Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Lost(%):
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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    25/04/2017
    Hi Sweetcheeks

    More importantly how are you and how thin are you now? What is happening with everything? I went on holiday for a couple of weeks and to be honest didn't fancy returning. 34 degrees of sunshine, private pool, good friends, plenty of reading, relaxing and baked to a lovely brown tan - it was good. I watched what I ate - never going above 1000 calories a day - I admit to the odd [email protected]!!! Back down to earth with a with a bump when I found I hadn't lost any weight over the two weeks which I am so so disappointed with. I swam 2 km each day, way more exercise than I have done since mid-2000's but no weight loss. My shape has changed but I am waiting for Mr Jain to have a go tomorrow about the slow loss. Its my post-op appointment tomorrow so I am dreading it. Their scales normally weigh heavier than mine so it will be even worse. Its not doing my confidence a lot of good and I am half expecting this op not to work now. All other diets and ops in my life have failed so there is no difference with this one. I have my 1st appointment at the gym on Tuesday next week but I have to have a letter to say I am fit enough to attend so I am hoping to get that tomorrow from the hospital. Other than that I will have to go and beg the GP to write a letter and pay for it as well.
    Anyway, super depressed form Suffolk!

    SJ xx
     
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