Hiya and welcome, I had my bypass at Luton in 2018, my surgeon was Mr Jain, I was assessing for 2 years prior to the surger, it is by far the best thing I’ve ever done but also the hardest, it’s definitely not a magic wand, I trust you’ve done lots of research so you know what to expect. My diary is in the bronze section of the site and you need to post 100 times to be able to access it but there is lots of helpful advice on here, unfortunately members have become very quiet in the past few months but I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have. I last 8.5 stone in less than a year, in fact I got too thin and look skeletal, I have gained 2 stone and I’m currently working hard to loose 1 of those stones as I want to get to 9 stone, my lowest was 8st 2lb.Hi I need some advice. I have just received my op date for the 7th December. Any wls from Luton and dustable hospital here ????
Hi,Hi I need some advice. I have just received my op date for the 7th December. Any wls from Luton and dustable hospital here ????
When I had mine the pre-op diet was the milk diet….very easy every day for 2 weeks your allowed 4 pints semi skimmed milk, one sugar free jelly sachet (I made mine with half milk from my daily allowance) or 2 small ready made sugar free jelly’s, one OXO to replace electrolyte, I made mine with hot milk from my allowance too it’s tasty if you use a chicken one, a little like thin chicken soup, and two sugar free chewing gums, unlimited sugar free drinks and it’s important to drink a least 2 litres a day, the milk can make you constipated so it’s a good idea to have some senna in ready. It is to shrink the liver so the surgeon can get to where he needs to go but a nice side effect is the weight loss, I lost 12lb in my month one.Hi thanks for the reply. I was hoping someone would be in touch. So I'm having the laprascopic sleeve gastrectomy. I've been with the team since 2017 - 18 maybe, Covid put a hold on alot of it. I'm so excited. Yes I've been researching the past few years, I know its going to be hard but I'm 1000% ready to get it done. It will improve my overall mental and physical health.
Well done too you for losing all of that weight though thats fantastic. I'm sure you'll get to where you need to be. What kind of things will I need to buy for the pre op diet? I understand it may or may not have changed since 2018 but I would assume alot is still the same?
That’s great to hear, it just adds a bit of variation to it all, I’m sure you’ll be fine, as you say we wait so long for this moment we are more than happy to stick with it, after all it’s for our own good. Keep up the good work and please keep in touch xI've just tried your idea you gave me about the milk and chicken stock ! It was really tasty and more filling .. thank you xx