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Just over seven and half years sleeved.

Discussion in 'WLS Gastric Sleeve' started by tiarasandtantrums, Oct 25, 2017.

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  1. tiarasandtantrums

    tiarasandtantrums Kia Kaha

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    Start Weight:
    18st0lb
    Current Weight:
    8st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    9st7lb(52.78%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Ahmed R Ahmed
    Surgery Date::
    27th February 2010 - Bring it on!!
    I used to be on here all the time, but this is the first time in a loooonnnng time!

    In February I will have been sleeved for 8 years. I started off at 252 (although before the start of my surgery journey I had reached 300 pounds). In the first 18 months I got down to 119 pounds and since then have never gone above 127 pounds. My dress size is usually a size 8 and I can wear pretty much anything I want (age appropriate ... ish!)

    During that time I have played by all the rules and kept up exercise and eating sensibly. Two years ago I had my gallbladder removed. Last year I had foot surgery to remove a couple of broken bone fragments. I am now waiting to have a total knee replacement - it should have happened last Monday, but I had a kidney infection and it has now been delayed until the 6th November.

    Despite the surgeries, I have managed to keep the weight off. I am able to work full time. I play with my grandtwins. I fly over to Cologne regularly to see my other two grandbabies.

    I'm 58 and feel younger than I did twenty years ago - even with the excess skin. I may have skin removal surgery next year, but that depends on how well I recover from my knee surgery - I don't want to put my body under too much stress.

    Basically, I am not posting for congratulations - I am posting to say that this is the best thing I could have done for myself. If you get the opportunity to have the surgery, think about it long and hard and decide if you are willing to commit yourself to it. It's not a walk in the park, it needs to be worked at. If you use the surgery as a tool, you can be successful.

    Good luck and love to all xx
     
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  2. Hannah2

    Hannah2 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    19st3.4lb
    Current Weight:
    10st12.8lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    8st4.6lb(43.28%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    Aug 25th 2016
    Thank you @tiarasandtantrums it is so good to hear back from longtermers to see how people are doing further out on their journey.

    Good luck with your knee surgery. @SAM55 has just had the same surgery.

    Well done and all the best!
     
  3. Maria61

    Maria61 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    19st7lb
    Current Weight:
    11st12.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    7st8.5lb(39.01%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain Luton and Dunstable
    Surgery Date::
    19th September 2017
    Congratulations to you and thanks for sharing your incredible and inspirational story xxx
     
  4. Laaux

    Laaux Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    21st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    7st11lb(37.07%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    03/07/2017
    That is fabulous! Thank you for sharing your story, so inspirational xx
     
  5. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    16st7.0lb
    Current Weight:
    8st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st5lb
    Lost(%):
    8st0lb(48.48%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    What an inspiration, thank you that’s really helpful and very very well done xxxx
     
  6. Mazza

    Mazza Administrator Staff Member

    Posts:
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    Start Weight:
    118kg
    Current Weight:
    85kg
    Goal Weight:
    80kg
    Lost(%):
    33kg(27.95%)
    Surgery Type:
    Band - sleeve revision
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Vinod Menon
    Surgery Date::
    2009 (band) Jan 16 (band removal) 15th September 16 (sleeve)
    Lovely to see a post from you @tiarasandtantrums and thank you for your encouraging words.

    Good luck with your knee surgery xx
     
  7. slimkim

    slimkim Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    246.5lb
    Current Weight:
    146.4lb
    Goal Weight:
    121.3lb
    Lost(%):
    100.1lb(40.61%)
    Surgery Type:
    VSG
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Chris de Bruyne
    Surgery Date::
    14/02/2018
    That's a great post. I'm happy its worked for you long term and through illnesses.
     
  8. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    24st8lb
    Current Weight:
    17st8.5lb
    Lost(%):
    6st13.5lb(28.34%)
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    14th January 2019
    Lovely to hear success stories
    Good luck with the knee operation x
     
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