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Doodah
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@ageb 30481 wrote:

UPDATE, still not getting anywhere !

Been to see GP and told him what the hospital said
and I asked him to refer me, he said they will want to see that
you have lost some weight FIRST.

so he wont refer me until I have lost some, did not say how much or over what period
my weight DOES go down but not long before it back again +a bit more !!

My BP on Monday night (checked with my wrist monitor) was 198 over 99 !
at GP’s today was 168 over 92, bit better but not good
certainly uncontrolled and meet the criteria for referal

I know a different Dr at the centre does have more experience with WLS so I might try and
see if I can see them and see what they have to say

Only thing putting me off is that when I go and see my normal GP he will see that I have seen another doctor
and might not like it, so that worry me a bit as he has been my GP for over 30 years
but guess I should not think like that as my health is more important, my trouble is I always think
about other people first !

even after I do get to the hospital it maybe 2 years or more before they may even do the op

might be best and go private

Age

You are so typical of the ‘average’ wls patient in my opinion – always putting other people first, even when it is misguided.

See the other GP at your surgery. You have to do what is best for YOU. My GP was one I had been with since I was 17 and I was so worried when the new one came but do you know what? It was the new GP that put me forward for wls! So, be thankful to your GP of 30 years but move forward in your plans for wls and if that means seeing your other GP – so be it. Your health must come first not your perceived (by you!) loyalty to your doctor.

If your blood pressure is that high, it is highly unlikely you will have to wait years for surgery. However, if you want to just get on with it then self funding is the way to go. If it is at all possible, it is what I would do (I never tell anyone what to do.)

Hope you can find a way forward very soon. If you do want to self fund, please call 0800 157 7033 or email info@streamline-surgical.com to arrange a free consultation. It might be worth doing anyway just to find out more about the surgeries available and what you are suited to best.

Please try to stay positive. It is SO hard when you want something so much and it doesn’t seem to be getting off the ground. We are all here to support and help you. just ask 😉

Doodah x

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