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  • #43212
    Pietre
    Member

    I was on 5 Pints of milk and 3 pints of water for 2 weeks. It was ok for me as I like drinking milk, and had no hunger pangs. Sugar free gum is also to be recommended. I had the Chicken Bovril with my water as it gave the saltiness and tasted like a weak soup. I lost 24 lbs on the milk diet, and since the op on 22nd Sept, I have lost another 30lbs. I hope you have a good journey. mine was done at Chichester and you couldnt be in better hands. The nursing staff are wonderful, and the theatre staff are equally amazing. Good luck with your op, and your future weight loss. Oh, and I still like milk.

    #43207
    lyns
    Member

    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

    #43202
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @KristenG 19815 wrote:

    Hi,
    I had my Bypass on the 28th February 2011. I started at 19St.11 and have lost 7 1/2 stone. I have to be very honest, the only downside I have experienced is hair loss between months 3 – 6. I follow the bariatric advice to the letter and have not, touch wood !!! experienced Dumping Syndrome. Introduce each food group back into your life post op, find out what works for you, as what works for one person might not for you. The upside is the fantastic weight loss you will experience, and for me…. my dream come true. I am 12 weeks pregnant, after being told for 3 1/2 years by fertility specialists I would never get pregnant because I was too fat. Now Im not, and I am eternally greatfull to Mr Chris Pring and his amazing team. Good Luck with your journey. Xxx

    How are things with you now Kristen?

    Doodah xx

    #43201
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @lyns 21252 wrote:

    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

    So sorry to hear about your struggle Lyns. Do you think three surgeries in such a short space of time might hav made you feel so down? I was lucky enough to have three years therapy before my surgery so I had already sorted out my head before I had it?

    Please don’t suffer in silence. Have a word with your GP who may be able to organise some therapy for you. You might then find that your whole attitude to your body might improve which will in turn improve your general sense of well-being.

    Doodah x

    #43218

    hi guysm just thought i would update you all that i have my date through for my bypass – 19th April! Same day as my mum had hers done (4 years ago!), mixed emotions at the moment but am sure it will become more nerves than anything else nearer the time, especially after my band surgery went so wrong! Ill keep you all updated during my journey x x

    #43203
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Great to hear that news Katie. Please keep in touch and let us know how it all goes. You wouldn’t be human if you were not a little bit worried – it IS major surgery after all. April will be be here before you know it ;-))

    Doodah x

    #43209
    Pinkdancer
    Member

    Great news Katie I am sure everything will be fine for you, try and get along to a support group and have a chat with others who are further along their journey. Don’t know where you are but I am sure between us we can hook you up with someone, this lot are such a great support to everyone.

    I had my bypass 13th Jan 2011 and have lost 10st and cannot believe what a different life I have now, had a few bumps along the way but no one said it was easy. Would I still make the same decision knowing what I know now, you bet ya I would, I have never regretted having the op for 1 minute I promise you.

    So good luck and stay positive as that is half the battle, they take care of the physical side but we have to make the mental adjustments so lean on us for your support we are happy to help xx

    #43224
    shelleymarie
    Member

    I read through all these stories the other day and even with some of the low points and problems some people have had, I still know this is what I want. I was trying to explain it to my Mum and I said it was a bit like watching “One born every minute” – even seeing women in pain, knowing the risks and complications that can occur but I still want a baby one day because that new life at the end of it all is worth it. It might seem like a funny analogy but the way I see it is kind of like being reborn and learning to live all over again so hopefully that makes sense lol. Anyway I loved reading everyone’s stories and will look back at this thread often ๐Ÿ™‚

    #43200
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @shelleymarie 21895 wrote:

    I read through all these stories the other day and even with some of the low points and problems some people have had, I still know this is what I want. I was trying to explain it to my Mum and I said it was a bit like watching “One born every minute” – even seeing women in pain, knowing the risks and complications that can occur but I still want a baby one day because that new life at the end of it all is worth it. It might seem like a funny analogy but the way I see it is kind of like being reborn and learning to live all over again so hopefully that makes sense lol. Anyway I loved reading everyone’s stories and will look back at this thread often ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s a BRILLIANT analogy Shelley. You have hit the nail right on the head.

    Doodah x

    #43223
    Eilish
    Member

    Hi to all,

    I need a bit of advice please. Tomorrow it will be 3 weeks since my gastric band and I am pulling my hair out. Its a bit of a story so I would really appreciate it if you all could have a read. In June I had the first bypass but by the end of the second week I was starving and could eat solid food and any kind of chocolate and sweet I wanted. Obviously i phoned and tried to talk to someone about it but as many people have found out it was very hard to speak to anyone and if I did all they said was that I needed to give it time and let it settle. This did not happen so I waited till my 6 week appointment which was rubbish but they gave me an appointment to see Mr Somers in a few weeks. When I saw him he was not sure what the problem was and told me that he would have to operate again and fix the problem. Please remember this is July 2011.

    I was left with no support for almost a year until 3 weeks ago when not only did they make my stomach bigger again but sorted out a hernia and a problem with my ulcer. One thing I need to bring to everyones attention was when I had had my surgery I was put into ward where the poor nurses had no idea of how to look after me and bless them they were so good with me but I had to normally send back my food as it was not pureed and the food covered the whole plate which was way too much. Also when I left the hospital they forgot to give me proper pain killers and I suffered in terrible pain for a week or more.

    Now to get to the end of the story, i hope I haven’t bored you too much. Now that I am 3 weeks in I am absolutely starving all the time. I have been eating around 600 – 800 calories a day as I am so worried that the same thing will happen again, which I think it has because I unconsciously hate a cube of cheese with no problem. I am at my wits end and I am terrified that I will never be able to loose weight.

    Please can somebody help!!!!

    #43204
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Eilish, you need to contact your team to tell them what is happening. Are you NHS? Where did you have your surgery?

    Doodah x

    #43213
    hayley
    Member

    hi katie im still new to this too! ive had 2 band opps which went wrong. Ive recently just has a revision bypass 3 weeks ago, best thing i ever had, i new i should have had this years ago. Its much better than the band, i suffered from constipation for 2 days but thats it, im eating puree foods and coping well. Go for it is what i say xx

    #43225
    derlooker
    Participant

    Glad to hear things are going so well for you Hailey. it is such a relief isn’t it after all the years of difficulties.

    I am six months post op and although I have had a few wobbly moments I am almost 8 stones lighter. I am getting around so much easier and life is really full again. In fact I am finding it hard fitting in all I couldn’t manage this time last year.

    I am just off tonight for a reunion meal. A friend moved to Hong Kong twenty years ago. She comes back every couple of years and last time I cried off as I had got so huge.

    Tonight I am going knowing I am still a big girl but I’m on my way and that is the main thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep in tough. Be great to hear how u r getting along.

    Lisa

    #43226
    derlooker
    Participant

    Sorry. I ment keep in touch. Oops. :).

    #43205
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    So, how did the reunion go? Bet everyone was blown away by your weight loss!!

    Doodah x

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