1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi, If you cannot get into the site, be sure to Contact Us. Please be advised that the app is no longer in use!
    Dismiss Notice

March 2017 Surgeries

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by Carby2barbie, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Carby2barbie

    Carby2barbie Active Member

    Posts:
    240
    Likes Received:
    179
    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st3lb
    Lost(%):
    8st12lb(48.44%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    16th March 2017
    One day away to be able to say that I am having surgery this month!!! Good luck to anyone else this month!!
    How is everyone feeling??
    Are you set and ready to go??

    Xx
     
    djajb likes this.
  2. djajb

    djajb Active Member

    Posts:
    212
    Likes Received:
    107
    Start Weight:
    20st11lb
    Current Weight:
    18st8.1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st2.9lb(10.62%)
    Surgery Type:
    bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr AKHTAR
    Surgery Date::
    29th march 2017
    pre op for me in march but looking forward to be able to just have a surgery date.. anyway happy op day on 16th.
     
    Carby2barbie likes this.
  3. valentine

    valentine Active Member

    Posts:
    696
    Likes Received:
    93
    Start Weight:
    21st7lb
    Current Weight:
    16st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st11lb(22.26%)
    Surgery Type:
    Revision..Band to Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Krishna Moorthy... St Marys London
    Surgery Date::
    30th July 2014

    You must be getting really excited to start a new chapter in your like.
    What are you having done?
    Have you already started your LSD ?
    That in its own can be a test of willpower cant it..

    Good luck x X
     
  4. Carby2barbie

    Carby2barbie Active Member

    Posts:
    240
    Likes Received:
    179
    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st3lb
    Lost(%):
    8st12lb(48.44%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    16th March 2017
    Thank I start the LSD tomorrow!! Scary!! I'm having a gastric bypass! Where are you on your journey?? Xx
     
  5. Carby2barbie

    Carby2barbie Active Member

    Posts:
    240
    Likes Received:
    179
    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st3lb
    Lost(%):
    8st12lb(48.44%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    16th March 2017
    Thank you! Good luck xx
     
  6. valentine

    valentine Active Member

    Posts:
    696
    Likes Received:
    93
    Start Weight:
    21st7lb
    Current Weight:
    16st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st11lb(22.26%)
    Surgery Type:
    Revision..Band to Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Krishna Moorthy... St Marys London
    Surgery Date::
    30th July 2014
    Hi I'm 2.5 years out from bypass.
    I'm waiting for revision surgery date.
    Something isn't quite right and they want to tweak it a bit as I have no restriction.
    So I will be joining you on that LSD very soon fingers crossed..

    I've gained 17lbs back over the past 12 months or so.
    Not a major gain but I wasn't at goal and I'm waiting for spinal surgery.
    Can't have the spinal op till BMI is lower so they want to see if they can tweak my pouch etc to get the scale going in the right direction again..

    Just a waiting game for me at the moment.

    It's so much less of a rollercoaster once you know your dates isn't it..

    Yours will be upon you before you know it.

    What is your starting BMI ? Xx
     
  7. TiaLi

    TiaLi Active Member

    Posts:
    339
    Likes Received:
    224
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Prof Ameet Patel
    Surgery Date::
    14 March 2017
    I'm also having surgery in March...14th here. Not ready at all, but I doubt I'll ever be. I just hope I'm first on the list that day, not sure my nerves can handle waiting around in the hospital all day. Never had surgery before and am absolutely petrified.
     
    Carby2barbie likes this.
  8. Carby2barbie

    Carby2barbie Active Member

    Posts:
    240
    Likes Received:
    179
    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st3lb
    Lost(%):
    8st12lb(48.44%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    16th March 2017
    My starting BMI is 44.9. Yes I'm so nervous though. O bless you when did you discover that?? How did you find it all before you discovered something wasn't right xx
     
  9. Carby2barbie

    Carby2barbie Active Member

    Posts:
    240
    Likes Received:
    179
    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st3lb
    Lost(%):
    8st12lb(48.44%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    16th March 2017

    Me neither!! I have never been under the knife and now I'm choosing to put myself there ... scary but exciting! Are you on the LSD? I start tomorrow xxxx
     
  10. valentine

    valentine Active Member

    Posts:
    696
    Likes Received:
    93
    Start Weight:
    21st7lb
    Current Weight:
    16st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st11lb(22.26%)
    Surgery Type:
    Revision..Band to Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Krishna Moorthy... St Marys London
    Surgery Date::
    30th July 2014

    Best thing I ever did!!

    My BMI was 46 pre op so I was desperate to have mine done.

    I found the recovery from surgery relatively straight forward.
    Only thing I didn't expect was the Fatigue I had for quite a few weeks.
    It took me by surprise to be fair.
    Once my body got used to the calorie deficit and past the liquid stage things got less tiring for me.

    Only thing I always say to people about to have the op that work full time is that to get as much annual leave /time off afterwards to allow for your body adjusting.
    The last thing you need is to stress about not feeling up to getting back to work as early as you thought you would.
    I'm sure you will be fine..
    Have you taken your measurements before you start the LSD??

    I think it's so important to measure everywhere that you can, so that if you hit a plateau you can watch the inches disappear instead.

    I had times where I STS for a few weeks but lost 2 inches from my waist and hips etc !

    Keeping a record in your own way gives you something to look back on as the months go by post op that's for sure x X x
     
  11. TiaLi

    TiaLi Active Member

    Posts:
    339
    Likes Received:
    224
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Prof Ameet Patel
    Surgery Date::
    14 March 2017
    No, my surgeon doesn't want his patients to do the LSD and I want to stick to his preferences. So I'm just doing a balanced, low-cal diet.
     
    Carby2barbie likes this.
  12. Carby2barbie

    Carby2barbie Active Member

    Posts:
    240
    Likes Received:
    179
    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st3lb
    Lost(%):
    8st12lb(48.44%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    16th March 2017

    Thank you so much for the tips it's muchly appreciated! I am a bridesmaid in August and I'm hoping to be able to feel confident walking down the aisle.

    Did you exercise at all??
    Xx
     
  13. valentine

    valentine Active Member

    Posts:
    696
    Likes Received:
    93
    Start Weight:
    21st7lb
    Current Weight:
    16st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st11lb(22.26%)
    Surgery Type:
    Revision..Band to Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Krishna Moorthy... St Marys London
    Surgery Date::
    30th July 2014

    I've got a really damaged spine so can't do much in the way of exercise due to pain.

    I am a taxi driver so at least I am able to keep working till they can sort it out with more surgery.

    Driving long distances also has its challenges but I do the most I can.

    I've already had two major repairs done to my spine and have wallis devices inserted into 4 facets in my lumber part.

    It's degenerative spinal disease so there is nothing I can do to stop further damage. All my consultant can do is repair the joints as they crumble.

    Here's the ironic part though..
    When I weighed 21st 7lb I never had any pain or problems.

    In 2008 when I was 13st I woke up one day and couldn't move or bend.
    The pain was excruciating and I could barely walk.

    WLS for has been paramount for me to maintain my ability to work and to just be in bearable pain.

    Not all about wanting to look good etc (but of course that's a bonus).

    I used to be the queen of step aerobics when I was in my teens and really enjoyed the whole workout scene.

    I would love to be able to go to the gym at for a power walk but my body just isn't up to it.

    If I was able to exercise I don't think I would be as heavy as I am.
    But hey ho it is what it is ..
    I have a good husband and great kids/grandkids so I'm not complaining .

    Do you exercise? Do you intend to post op??

    Swimming is a fab all over low impact way to tone and burn cals.
    And it's the only thing I can manage ..
    Can't power through the water but I do go and swim lengths of breaststroke when I get the chance xx
     
  14. TiaLi

    TiaLi Active Member

    Posts:
    339
    Likes Received:
    224
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Prof Ameet Patel
    Surgery Date::
    14 March 2017
    Oh wow @valentine , you've been through a lot! I hope you get good help from the NHS in terms of pain specialists etc? Hope they can get the revision sorted soon so you can kickstart the loss again x
     
  15. Snikki40

    Snikki40 Member

    Posts:
    85
    Likes Received:
    50
    Start Weight:
    20st7lb
    Current Weight:
    17st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st2lb(15.33%)
    Surgery Type:
    Roux en y
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Kanakala
    Surgery Date::
    1/3/2017
    Hi, I had surgery 1st march. Feeling great 19 days out and I'm going back to work tomorrow, 17lb down x
     
    Carby2barbie, djajb and Hannah2 like this.
  16. Carby2barbie

    Carby2barbie Active Member

    Posts:
    240
    Likes Received:
    179
    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st3lb
    Lost(%):
    8st12lb(48.44%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    16th March 2017

    That's fab well done you!! I came home yesterday first thing I did was weigh myself and it said I'd put on 6lb! I was soooo cross!!! Well done you! Good luck going back! Anything you found helpful in your post op diet?? Or anything post op?? I'd be grateful for advice xxxx
     
    Snikki40 likes this.
  17. Snikki40

    Snikki40 Member

    Posts:
    85
    Likes Received:
    50
    Start Weight:
    20st7lb
    Current Weight:
    17st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st2lb(15.33%)
    Surgery Type:
    Roux en y
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Kanakala
    Surgery Date::
    1/3/2017
    Yeah I did the same and had put on too so when I weighed one week after I took it from the day of op weight. Just go with your body and eat whatever you can stomach little and often. I struggled with getting fluids and enough food in in the day and I still struggle with cold drinks so I drink lots of coffee made with milk to get some extra calcium in too. I lived on homemade vegetable soup, yogurt, jelly, custard, just eat whatever goes down and don't worry about calories at this stage as your not eating enough for the calories to count x
     
    djajb likes this.
  18. Carby2barbie

    Carby2barbie Active Member

    Posts:
    240
    Likes Received:
    179
    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st3lb
    Lost(%):
    8st12lb(48.44%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    16th March 2017
    That's what I thought ... I have been making smoothies with natural yoghurt fruit and no added sugar squash. I agree that warm coffee is a lot easier to drink, I'm adding extra milk powder to it also. Thanks Hun!! Hope going back to work goes well for you! Are you onto pureed foods now? Xx
     
  19. Snikki40

    Snikki40 Member

    Posts:
    85
    Likes Received:
    50
    Start Weight:
    20st7lb
    Current Weight:
    17st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st2lb(15.33%)
    Surgery Type:
    Roux en y
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Kanakala
    Surgery Date::
    1/3/2017
    Yes and it's definitely easier so I'm eating a lot of mashed potatoes with corned beef and beans, add a bit of grated cheese for added protein and it's sooooo yummy after all the sweet stuff. It really does get easier by the day too. Be prepared for a few tears as it plays havoc with your hormones but it's normal and I can honestly say I feel 100% better than I did before, I haven't needed my cpap machine and I haven't snored which results in better quality sleep so that helps x
     
    Carby2barbie likes this.
  20. Caffinated

    Caffinated New Member

    Posts:
    15
    Likes Received:
    13
    Start Weight:
    26st5lb
    Current Weight:
    24st8.3lb
    Goal Weight:
    17st12lb
    Lost(%):
    1st10.8lb(6.71%)
    Surgery Type:
    Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr hayden
    Surgery Date::
    16/03/2017
    I had my surgery this month (last week) and feeling upbeat, seem to be recovering well, ready to get the weight off for good! Best wishes to everyone else on the WLS journey xx
     
    Snikki40 and Carby2barbie like this.
Loading...