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One year on

Discussion in 'Happy Surgiversary!' started by tasmine, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. tasmine

    tasmine Member

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    So today it is one year since my op and I have no regrets I am 8.5 stone lighter don't have joint pain anymore and my blood pressure issues have completely disappeared just wish I had done this years ago. So only want to lose 1 more stone to get to my target just hope it don't stop now as the scales hardly move anymore lol.
     
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  2. jj87

    jj87 Active Member

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    Start Weight:
    21st8.0lb
    Current Weight:
    1st4.1lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st0lb
    Lost(%):
    20st3.9lb(94.01%)
    Surgery Type:
    sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    homerton
    Surgery Date::
    18th July 2017
    what was your issues for being referred for weight loss journey. would love to here more about your journey.
     
  3. tasmine

    tasmine Member

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    Hi JJ I went private due to my GP saying that because I only had high BP and arthritis I would not be eligible for NHS funding. I did lots of research and it does become obsessive but I needed to know what I was getting myself into. Once I had made the decision I just got on with it . Yes I'm in debt but then so r most people and I looked at it into an investment into my health which was my predominant reason for wanting WLS in the first place. Over the years if I invested the money I spent on trying to lose weight which have all failed I would of had enough to pay for the op outright. WLS is not an easy option but it does give u a tool to change your life.
     
  4. jj87

    jj87 Active Member

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    Start Weight:
    21st8.0lb
    Current Weight:
    1st4.1lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st0lb
    Lost(%):
    20st3.9lb(94.01%)
    Surgery Type:
    sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    homerton
    Surgery Date::
    18th July 2017
    Did u still have a high BMI. I'm a worrier incase I don't get funded as I would not be able to go private unfortunately. Glad all has worked out for you. x
     
  5. tasmine

    tasmine Member

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    My BMIis now 27 still not ideal but hopefully will get there good luck on your journey x
     
  6. Carby2barbie

    Carby2barbie Active Member

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    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
    Well done you!! I am one day away from the start of pre op liver reduction diet!! What surgery did you go for?? And I completely agree that it's an investment to happiness and a better future! I'm so nervous but excited! Any tips welcome xxx
     
  7. Summer1992

    Summer1992 Active Member

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    Start Weight:
    20st9lb
    Current Weight:
    9st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st7lb
    Lost(%):
    10st10lb(51.9%)
    Surgery Type:
    MGB
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    18/12/2015
    Well done Tasmine :) you must feel a lot better! You should be really proud of yourself. :0clapper::)
     
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  8. tasmine

    tasmine Member

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    Good Luck with your pre op that is the hardest part. I went for the Bypass and feel this was the right choice for me. What are you having done ?? If you have any questions just ask.
     
  9. Carby2barbie

    Carby2barbie Active Member

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    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 that's really kind! Well I need to make my mind up between the gastric bypass RNY or the mini bypass with a fobi band. I have to let the surgeon know on the day. And I really don't know as I haven't seen much about the mini bypass. Xx