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lyns
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hi i had my gastric bypass in 2009 and have lost nine stone , I have had a lot of problems firstly after 7 months i started to get bad constipation and kept going to the doctors who gave me the usual laxative , i also called my bariatric nurse several times because every time i ate i was in a lot of pain , i went into hospital twice but they didnt find anything , eventually i went back to shaw somers within a minute of seeing him he diagnosed a twisted bowel and i was being operated on within 3 hours , felt so much better until 3 months then i had terrible pain in my right hand side was rushed into my local hospital and was diagnosed with a infectected and inflamned gallbladder it was agony , after many antibiotics and the 18 week nhs waiting time had it removed , i feel i have been ill for two years and now finally getting better , i choose to have the bypass and yes i have lost weight but i have also lost so much more , i now have no confidence and feel ugly , my body looks terrible and this has a massive affect on my marriage , luckily i have a very supportive husband but i do feel that its not just about weight loss we need some support for afterwards , the head needs work as well x

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