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January 2017 Surgeries

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

  1. Sweetcheeks84

    Sweetcheeks84 Active Member

    Posts:
    233
    Likes Received:
    97
    Start Weight:
    21st9.5lb
    Current Weight:
    20st6lb
    Lost(%):
    1st3.5lb(5.77%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain
    Surgery Date::
    15th May 2017
    Hey listen don't woody about what he says you have had a Fab holiday and your shape would change your prob don't weigh less coz you have built muscles. Please do t worry it will come off jus focus on heathy eating.
    I'm thinking of you today hun.
    I have been a little down as not had much support.
    But I'm OK, I went bk in hospital dehydrated but I'm fine now still struggling to get more than 2 pints in.
    As for weight loss... I went In 20st 13 lbs day I left op I was 20st 4lbs then a week later I lost 1st 3lbs in a week they wasn't happy but I'm sure it was all fluids from hospital. Now I am 18st 12lbs as for yesterday. I didn't loose for a week or two was frustrating considering I had hardly anything to eat as was trying to fit fluids in.
    I'm healing well but so fed up with crap food now on mashed stage which is so much better than puree yuk!
    I'm going to France on 29th the same day I have my 6 week check I just hope alls OK so they will be happy for me to fly. I keep having a sneaky bit of chicken or cracker breads I few loads but Im jus fed up with the food.
    Let me know how you get on today. X
     
  2. Suffolk Joy

    Suffolk Joy Active Member

    Posts:
    172
    Likes Received:
    141
    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
    You have certainly had your fill of hospitals haven't you? I agree the puree stage is pretty yuk - soft diet so much more sociable as well.

    As predicted the hospital scales weighed me in 1.5kg heavier than my ones at home so for my peace of mind I am going to use my scales as the record here. Mr Jain was not a pleased bunny with me. Said the weight loss was slow and what exercise was I doing. I told hi about the swimming but also that the gym wouldn't let me start until I had a letter from him to say its aok. He said that was ridiculous, he had never heard of that before and as it was laparoscopic surgery it was unnecessary. he said he will cc me into the letter he sends to the GP but that will take weeks and my induction appointment is planned for next Tuesday. I cant get a GP appointment unless this is an emergency or urgent - which in all honesty this isn't - so I am in a catch 22. I either sweet talk the gym into accepting me as I am or I have to wait until the hospital letter arrives.

    I saw the nurse which was a lot better and she was very supportive. I said I was disappointed with the weight loss but she said O lost a significant amount before surgery so don't be too hard on myself and then she suggested that I go back to Stage 2 on the diet sheet to re-set for 5 days so that I feel more in control. I have to increase my protein intake but all in all she felt that with teh re-set, going to the gym and increasing the protein all would be okay. She said the wound that is still a bit oozy was healing and it was okay. She remarked that the mid-line one on the left side is very big and then said 'oh yes! you had a difficult surgery'. Anyway, I am resetting my self and trying to sort myself out.

    One thing I have done is clear all of my size 24+ clothes out and sent them off to charity shops. I am such a buy-a-holic. Some of the tops and trousers I got out I have never been worn and still have the labels on them. I need to sort that habit out as well. My wardrobe still looks full and I haven't even waded into the dressing room yet!!!!!

    You lucky girl with your holiday to still look forward to. If you are healing well there should be no problem with flying after 6 weeks. Both flights for me were okay. The outgoing one we were seated near the emergency exit over the wing so I had to either be able to fasten the seat belt or move as they can't allow an extension to be used there. So with breathing in and lifting one roll of blubber my husband managed to do the belt up but to say I felt as though I was cut in two would be an understatement. Coming back with my girlfriends it was so much easier so maybe the muscles had tightened a bit. Who knows??? I am now looking at possible options for a weeks holiday in the sun in Sept or Oct - something to look forward to.

    Catch you soon.

    SJ xx
     
  3. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    3,805
    Likes Received:
    7,621
    Start Weight:
    16st7.0lb
    Current Weight:
    8st8.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st4lb
    Lost(%):
    7st12.5lb(47.84%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Sweetcheeks it would be lovely to know that your getting on ok with your sleeve now xx
     
  4. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    3,805
    Likes Received:
    7,621
    Start Weight:
    16st7.0lb
    Current Weight:
    8st8.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st4lb
    Lost(%):
    7st12.5lb(47.84%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Are you ok Hun, it's been so long since you've updated us xx
     
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