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Will I not be able to go through with my surgery?!

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by Charineet, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Charineet

    Charineet New Member

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    Start Weight:
    18st12lb
    Current Weight:
    17st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st10lb(9.09%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Byrom
    Surgery Date::
    20/11/2018
    Hi all!

    I'm pretty new to this site and only discovered it yesterday! However I've got a bit of a problem and I'd be super grateful for any advice you can give me...

    I had started the milk and yogurt liver reduction diet on 6th November 2018 as my surgery is scheduled for 20th November 2018 (exactly 2 weeks of starting the diet).

    Not going to lie, it's not the greatest! (As some of you can probably agree) but I have stuck to it completely! Even with my paetmer eating in front of me the whole time and leaving out '''left over food" on the kitchen sides ect and work colleagues eating crisps, sandwiches and chocolate in front of me.

    I have to follow routine (me personally or I tend to stray) so every day I'd have:

    2 pints of semi skinned milk
    1 no added sugar jelly tub (Hartley's i think?)
    2 light and free strawberry yogurt (less than 60cal per tub)
    25ml strawberry no added sugar crusha (to put in some of my milk)
    2 Oxo cubes with water
    3ltr water

    Nothing else!

    I really did stick to the letter! (Well to the paper work they gave me)

    During the first week of the diet I had my time of the month and I know I usually gain weight in this week (soz that could be a bit TMI!) And I lost, and the following week I had lost too. Since doing this diet I have lost 8.5lbs.

    Usually I'd be really chuffed! But I had read in my paperwork last night:

    "Exception of weight loss on this diet is 5-7kg (11-15lbs)"

    And now I'm really really freaking out... I'm so so so so worried I will not be able to have my surgery tomorrow now. I've prepared forbthisvsurgerf for nearly a year and am so excited to start my life over again, but I am so frightened I will not be able to have it done now because I have not lost enough!

    I reall did stick to the paperwork I was given, didn't have any sort of 'sips, tiny mouthful' or anything of stuff I was not allowed and I am so so so disappointed I have not lost 11 or more.

    Has anyone else gone through something similar?

    Can anyone provide any advice?

    I really do appreciate it!

    Thank you all! X
     
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  2. Mazza

    Mazza Administrator Staff Member

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    Start Weight:
    118kg
    Current Weight:
    93kg
    Goal Weight:
    80kg
    Lost(%):
    25kg(21.18%)
    Surgery Type:
    Band - sleeve revision
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Vinod Menon
    Surgery Date::
    April 09 (band) Jan 16 (band removal) 15th September 16 (sleeve)
    Did you mean the expectation is you'll lose 11-15 lbs? If so, this is based on their experience of how much people lose. Some will lose more and some less BUT you were put on this diet to shrink your liver for surgery. If you've followed it to the letter, your liver should have shrunk and surgery can go ahead safely. Losing weight is a nice bonus.

    Good luck for tomorrow, let us know how it goes x
     
  3. Charineet

    Charineet New Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    13st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st10lb(9.09%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Byrom
    Surgery Date::
    20/11/2018
    Hi Mazza,

    Thanks for the reply!

    Yes that is what I meant. Sorry, I was panicking when I typed my post so I didn't really make much sense.

    Oh fantastic! Thank you .I read it as I HAD to lose AT LEAST 11lbs, so that has calmed me down so thank you :)

    Thank you very muxh for the luck, I will let everyone know how it goes :) x
     
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  4. Jonicorn

    Jonicorn Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    12st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st1lb(19.46%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr Super
    Surgery Date::
    16/07/2018
    Aww don't worry. I expect they only put that in there so as to not to worry people because the diet itself does cause a dramatic weight loss but as long as you are doing the right thing, you're absolutely fine.

    Like Mazza says, the weight loss during the liver reduction diet is just a nice bonus so that your liver is small enough to move away from the focus area of your surgery - Sometimes, if your weight is over a certain BMI still ( I think its 50) they may put you on an ECG but this would be the only reason they would weigh you on the day. Your hard work pre-op is done and your harder work post op is about to begin. You definitely sound ready for it so all the best and keep us up to date with it :) xx
     
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  5. Charineet

    Charineet New Member

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    Goal Weight:
    13st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st10lb(9.09%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Byrom
    Surgery Date::
    20/11/2018
    Hi Jonicorn,

    Thanks for the reply :)

    Thanks so mixh! I read that and instantly panicked! I thought that all my hard work had had wasted!

    That's made me feel tons better! Thank you :)

    I will keep everyone updated on my journey Xx
     
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  6. Need2Slim

    Need2Slim Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    23st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st8.5lb(6.51%)
    Surgery Type:
    VSG
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain, Shrewsbury
    Hope all goes well for you tomorrow, nearly on the losers bench :)
     
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  7. Charineet

    Charineet New Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    13st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st10lb(9.09%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Byrom
    Surgery Date::
    20/11/2018
    Thank you Need2Slim x
     
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  8. Jackiesfatplan

    Jackiesfatplan Well-Known Member

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    All the best for tomorrow love
     
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  9. Charineet

    Charineet New Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    1st10lb(9.09%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Byrom
    Surgery Date::
    20/11/2018
    Thank you Jackiesfatplan x
     
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  10. Maria61

    Maria61 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    8st2.7lb(42.01%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain Luton and Dunstable
    Surgery Date::
    19th September 2017
    Good luck tomorrow xx
     
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  11. Charineet

    Charineet New Member

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    Goal Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    1st10lb(9.09%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Byrom
    Surgery Date::
    20/11/2018
    Thank you Maria61 x
     
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  12. Parsnip

    Parsnip Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Good luck for tomorrow xx
     
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  13. Irene44

    Irene44 Well-Known Member

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    Goal Weight:
    9st4.0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st1lb(28.08%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr carr
    Surgery Date::
    July
    Oh god love you don’t worry it will be fine :). Good luck tomorrow :) let us know how you go on and join us all for a chat xx
     
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  14. Charineet

    Charineet New Member

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    Start Weight:
    18st12lb
    Current Weight:
    17st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st10lb(9.09%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Byrom
    Surgery Date::
    20/11/2018
    Thank you Parsnip xx
     
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  15. Charineet

    Charineet New Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    13st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st10lb(9.09%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Byrom
    Surgery Date::
    20/11/2018
    Thank you Irine44 . Will let everyone know what happens after :) and yes that sounds great! Xx
     
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  16. Irene44

    Irene44 Well-Known Member

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    Lost(%):
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    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr carr
    Surgery Date::
    July
    We shall all look forward to hearing from you
    :) xx
     
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  17. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    8st4lb
    Lost(%):
    7st8lb(45.89%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Bless you, as others have explained the lrd is purely to shrink the liver so they can move it out of the way of where they need to work, weight loss really is just an added bonus and varies between each individual.
    Very good luck for tomorrow we will budge up a make a space for you on the losers bench sears bench.
    Check back in when your up to it xx
     
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  18. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone has already said it all
    Don’t worry tomorrow will be the start of your new life & a new you.
    Good luck tomorrow not that you will need it x
     
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  19. Sarnie

    Sarnie Well-Known Member

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    Goal Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    7st7lb(24.19%)
    Funding Type:
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    Good luck for your surgery, you'll be fine x
     
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  20. Jonicorn

    Jonicorn Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    8st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st1lb(19.46%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr Super
    Surgery Date::
    16/07/2018
    Hey, how did everything go?
     
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