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  • #30906
    lisac2012
    Member

    I have been accepted for funding. And now I’m waiting for my doctor to recieve the list of hospitals….then I get to choose where to go, so really only at the start of my journey to my new life….filled with so many different emotions already lol ๐Ÿ™‚ anyway I won’t bore you all. This seems like a lovely place and I’m looking forward to my stay ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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    #46063
    Paul-H
    Participant

    Hi

    Welcome to the forum

    What area do you live in, some one my be able to recomend a Hospital in your area.

    Paul

    #46065
    lisac2012
    Member

    Hi Paul. I live in south east inbetween maidstone and medway.
    Traveling expenses are going to be quite difficult for me. But do have a bit of support from people that drive etc.
    Xx

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    #46059
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    Hi Lisa

    Welcome to the forum, we’re a pretty friendly bunch on here and don’t be afraid to ask questions, no question is a stupid one so don’t hesitate if you have any concerns or just want to talk to lots of people at any one time…

    Whereabouts in Kent are you, perhaps we could meet up, I’m in Deal.

    Take care
    Love
    Lesley
    xxxx

    #46064
    lisac2012
    Member

    Hi lesley thanks for your message. I am feeling nervous and excited and quite overwhelmed its been a long time coming. My doc is pretty useless lol gotta call back again monday to see if he has the hospital list….I’m a bit unsure what hospital to go for.
    I live quite close to the medway towns in a little village.
    Xxx

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    #46056
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Hi Lisa, glad you finally made it onto here! I feel so excited for you just starting out on your journey. Like the others have said, ask us anything – even if it’s about ‘taboo’ things like wind and toilet stuff!!! None of us are shy (especially John haha) and will do our absolute best to help you along. I would strongly recommend joining a support group. They are a huge source of information, support and friendship.

    Look forward to seeing you blossom ;-))

    Doodah x

    #46058
    carolthecook
    Member

    Hi Lisa, a huge warm welcome! Like Doodah says we’re all here to help if we can and offer support when necessary. A support group is such a good idea both pre and post op. I know of a few in the south east, maybe one of them might be nearby. C x

    #46071
    lisac2012
    Member

    Thanks for lovely warm welcome everyone. If you could tell me where them support groups are that would be great. ๐Ÿ™‚ il be a regular on here I think and will keep you all updated and ask questions as my journey progresses xx

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    #46070
    lisac2012
    Member

    What’s a gastric sleeve?? X

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    #46062
    78rpm
    Member

    hiya its all good from here on!

    rgds

    Jay

    #46069
    lisac2012
    Member

    Hi jay…what surgery have you had? And where abouts? X

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    #46061
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    HI Lisa

    I remember that feeling very well, I’m almost a year (on 21 March) post bypass and I remember feeling both excited, aprehensive, fearful, in fact the whole range of emotions, it’s normal to feel like that. There’s a support group in Chatham I think. Myself and Ganny are going to try and get to it, once we’ve confirmed it’s still running so hopefully we’ll see you there.

    I am surprised that your doctor didn’t have a list of hospitals when he got your funding approval, mine got a list with the approval so it might be worth pushing.

    Take care and hopefully we’ll meet up soon.

    Love
    Lesley
    xxx

    #46068
    lisac2012
    Member

    Hi lesley
    I feel more excited than anything ๐Ÿ™‚ I just want it to hurry up lol x a support group sounds good. Yeah I’m going to call my doctor tomorrow, still don’t know what hospital to go for. How well have you done on your bypass?

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    #46060
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    Hi Lisa

    Thanks for your reply, I’m lost 7 and a half stone since my bypass last march and I haven’t regretted a minute of it, it’s the best decision I have ever made.

    It hasn’t been plan sailing, there have been times when I’m eaten the wrong thing or too fast or not drunk enough etc but these are all minor cliches in the grand scheme of things. I’m now in a size 14, enjoy shopping for clothes, can’t get enough of walking the dog and even enjoy cooking again, because I’m now in control not the food. That big black cloud that was always hanging over me has left permanently and I’m just so much happier now, I’m enjoying life again not just existing.

    If it helps I had my gastric bypass done at St Richards at Chichester, the staff and surgeoen, in fact the whole bariatric team there are fantastic I don’t think there is anywhere closer except London that does this surgery but your GP should be able to help you with that.

    Good luck with everything Lisa and don’t forget we’re here for you.

    Lots of love
    Lesley
    xxxx

    #46067
    lisac2012
    Member

    Well done on your weightloss. Your explaining all the things I can’t wait to do. Just to feel like I’m living and not existing! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am only 24 and iv already missed out on so much. I am feeling positive and that all the little glitches I may get along the way I tell myself I’m strong enough to deal with them….iv been thinking about st Richards heard so many good things about it. Well I’m going to call my doctor this morning to see if he has the list of hospitals, I wanna get the ball rolling ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for taking the time out to reply, il keep you posted x x

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