Thanks Mazza :0)Ok, first of all lest move this thread, first thread only in 'introduce yourself here' please. Then I'll make it a sticky post, so that it jumps to the top of the list - that is while you keep posting on it
Yep we are going through same thing and same thoughts keep me going re being here 20/30 yrs longer. My boy is 12 also but going to mp need me into adulthood so I need to be well.My date was originally the 4th then last week it got cancelled due to consultant issues, so only got my confirmation of the 8th yesterday afternoon so started 2 weeks of LRD today, and all I can currently think of us food, lol!! But we sound very similar in our thoughts, im petrified of dying and leaving my kids, theyre 11,12 and 20 so not babies, but I never leave them overnight, I do have a partner, but still theyre 'my' babies and my youngest is very clingy since we lost my mum 2 years ago so I feel so guilty putting them through this, but if it means im around for 20/30 extra years its a risk I need to take x
I was driving in week 3 short distances - it felt a bit sore when doing sharp steers, and last week (in week 6) i did a 180 mile round trip with no side effects other than tiredness, so you shouldn't be off the road too long @Want2b3. Was able to unpack my shopping after 4 weeks and other lifting was fine after 6 weeks, and have spent a fortune on clothes which keep getting too big very quickly, so don't rule out those January sales.I'm first up then...no pressure then lol! Thanks for starting this thread Maggy we can hopefully have group hugs. I am glad it is before Xmas as my first Xmas not putting on more weight (I hope) and spending too much on food. Just gutted I won't be ready for clothes in January sales.
A week today I will be sleeved, feel totally unready in a practical sense as homework and revision with my boy comes first. I think the time is going to fly!! Nearly 3 weeks ago starting LRD thought I had plenty of time! I have spent most spare minutes in shops buying food lol! Not for me well not all of it but for my mum and boy. Don't know how long I won't be able to drive/lift shopping for so got 2 months food in except fresh stuff will do that Monday for one week then online shopping.
Morning I wannab. Like the virtual group hugs...keeps us bonded. I thought it was going to go slow but by the time you work out what you need and go round all the shops it flies. I could do with another week tbh to sort stuff out. Thankfully it is half term to have some time but with revision all day And going away weekend before op it is total crazy! Your time will fly honest. Do you need to do LRD if BMI is lower? Wish my BMI was lower going in for op re risk reduced. But at least it ins nearer 40 than 50 now. Off to do physics and biology now...I learn more than my boy lol. Catch up in study breaks xMornin all, no 2 (8th November) reporting for duty!! I'm up for group hugs too. So inspiring reading all your messages and concerns, and reasons for wanting this so badly. Good luck fellow soon-to-be's. Thanks Maggy for all the information and for starting this thread and I really hope the surgery is more successful for you second time around - Im sure it will be. Maybe you just picked the wrong surgeon last time, and although Im sure he was very good maybe he didnt specialise in this field?? Hi Want2b3 youre first off the starting block! Welcome JakkiD - you and me running joint second so far! Its really good to have a few people all having surgery at the same time! Cant wait to get this behind me! Have a good day everyone,