Call 0333 016 3030 or make an enquiry today!

Re: Newbie

Welcome to our online community

Take a look around and read through the conversations our members are having.

If you would like to participate, it is easy to join the Streamline Surgical family: simply click here to register.

Once you are a member of our online family, you can talk about whatever you want, from considering weight loss surgery to life post surgery. Simply browse the conversations to join one or start your own if you prefer.

#49600
Lauren
Keymaster

@Kimberly 28250 wrote:

Hi I’m just so excited and happy and a bit emotional as I’ve just found out that I’ve been approved for gastric by pass .
Like most people here life been a struggle , and I realise that this is just the start of a different life for me ,
My heath has been real poor for the past 6 months with asthma being very naughty . I did see Mr Sommers who told me that my gastric reflux was probably making my asthma worse and think surgery might help . I’m just hoping that the anaesthetist will pass me fit as I have some difficulties with a valve in my heart .

Hi Kimberly and the very warmest of welcomes to you.

Isn’t it just the best feeling ever when you get the go ahead? It’s like all your birthdays at once – which in a sense it IS! Many of us see our surgery date as our new birthday as life starts all over again.

Don’t worry about being passed fit – Streamline Surgical have operated on some off the poorliest and heaviest people in the world. I know this to be true as I have met some of them! They are now all living the lives they wanted for many, many years. You know what? I’m one of them too. I was given 3-5 years to live if I didn’t have surgery. That was five years ago and here I am. I’m working again, I have been on a long haul flight and have the same life expectancy as everyone else now.

I have bad asthma too but the anaesthetist was marvellous. You are in the safest of hands I promise you.

I’m SO excited for you I honestly am. I always tell everyone that this is the best bit – getting approval. It’s the actual point at which you start your life over again but get a better one. It gives me chills to think about it every time.

Please keep us up to date so that we can share this journey with you. It’s a great one but it’s hard work – you will have many hands to hold on here 😉

Doodah x

Search Forums

Login

Recent Topics

Book your appointment
by clicking here

In the media