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@Megan123 28010 wrote:

Good morning everyone,

I have been reading these boards for several weeks now, but this is my first post. Been struggling with my weight for years, been around 11-12 stone mark for many years, then crept upto 13 stone for a awhile, then menopause hit and rocketed up to 16 stone :mad2: I am with a diet team that deal with bariactric surgery, but just dont seem to be losing any weight and when I do lose a few pounds, i put them back again!

I am diabetic type 2 and getting close to needing insulin now :frown: But my biggest woo is Fibromyaligia, which I got after my gall bladder operation in 2002. It has totally changed my life as I now suffer chronic pain 24/7. Exercise is nearly impossible, I manage to walk my dog a little everyday, but any form of proper exercise is out of the question as I then suffer huge flares which are agony. I can no longer work full time, my sleep patterns are very disturbed and my life is quite limited and frustrating.

I fear that although bariatric surgery may make my diabetes better and help me to lose weight, but im life wont change much more than that due to the fibro, unlike many stories Ive read where lives have been transformed. Im terrified of hospitals (long story but reason for it) and have a fear of vommiting, so Im a bit of a hopeless case lol.

Really dont know which way to turn, as surgery seems my only option as far as weight loss is corncerned. I dont eat lots and have a healthy diet, but my portion control needs controlling. I eat until Im full and its the only way I feel satisfied.

Be really interested to hear back from anyone thats had surgery and also has diabetes and/or fibromyalgia please.

Thanks x

Hi Megan and a very warm welcome to the friendliest place around.

I have Fibromyalgia, arthritis and asthma so know exactly where you are coming from. I live with constant pain and always will but you know what – I’m LIVING.

If you have read any of my posts you will know that I started out at 26+ st and have lost just over 15. It has transformed my life in that I now work and can make plans for the future. My life has been saved by wls. I had it five years ago this July and was told at the time that I could be dead by now. My BMI was 64. Yes, I still live with pain on a daily basis and life can sometimes be hard but I am here. I can finally look forward.

I think your best course of action is to attend an open evening/seminar about weight loss surgery or have a consultation with one of our surgeons. Please call 0800 157 7033 or 0208 9500698 or email: to talk to someone who will know the right thing for you to do.

If you follow the guidelines to the letter after wls, there is no reason you should ever be sick. Please feel free to send me a private message if you would like to know anything else. I’m on here every day and will do all I can to help you. You need never feel you are alone again as everyone on this forum is so wonderfully helpful and supportive, you will be blown away by it.

Look forward to hearing from you. Take care my fellow Fibro survivor!

Doodah x

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