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Fionajeweller wrote:
This is my first post, I have just had my pre-op assessment at St Richards, and the staff were totally lovely. I have been very worried whether I was doing the right thing but feel reassured now. I start the milk diet next week on the 24th and the surgery is first thing on the 30th. I find myself thinking of little else and it is hard to know what I will be doing going forward. For example it is my birthday on the 24th October which is a little while after the surgery and thought we would go to the theatre, will I be up for it, and what to do about eating. Hopefully, I won’t worry so much about eating afterwards … Do the cravings disappear? if I was a comfort eater what replaces this? How do you all cope long term. I am sure I can keep to the rules post surgery and the milk diet and look forward to the challenges, so next week I will be making soups. I started the whole process thinking I would be having a gastric band, but have been persuaded into having a bypass as I snack and have a sweet tooth, it does seem drastic, but I feel that to have the band and then to have to go back and have a bypass later seems worse somehow. Any thoughts gratefully received.

I had a gastric sleeve 9 mths ago I’m a patient but also a clinician and can only give my personal view which is bands never end well it may take years but the party always ends. I think you’ve made a great decision and don’t think your regret it! Just do as your told and try to relax. Drink as much as you can early on and make and freeze a few sloppy stew like meals to purée. I’ve lost 10.8 stone and my life had complete changed. Yes I still have the same day to day stresses but even the way I deal with them has changed because I have change. It takes time and self discipline but your have a fantastic tool to help you. I just wish I could have done it 10 years ago! Good luck and you know where we are. Sharon X

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