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  • #31711
    treeza
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    5 Weeks ago I went into hospital for a “routine” operation to have a gallbladder removed as a day case. I was very delighted when I discovered that my surgeon was also a bariatric surgeon & felt very safe in his hands. The operation was a bit trickier due to my previous surgery as things were a bit stuck down & my poor old gallbladder was in rather a bad state & it well & truly needed to come out. I was discharged 3 ish hours post op & felt as fine as you can after having an op.

    Sadly 3 days later I ended up being rushed back in to hospital then back into surgery the next day where they discovered I had a bile leak. An apparently rare complication 1-2% risk of it happening. The surgeon thinks there’s a possibility that I had a slow leak then after having a coughing fit I caused the dam to burst which is when I ended up in agony.

    I have to say that recovery has been very slow I think largely because I initially couldn’t face food. I lost a stone in under a week which is great don’t get me wrong but it left me completely exhausted. I am now eating much better & I have managed to keep the weight off for the most part. I did go up a bit then back down & seem to be two pounds up then 2 pounds down sometimes within the same day….. I know step away from the scales.

    I’ve been off work for the past 5 weeks & popped in yesterday to see my manager re getting back. Everyone was commenting on how much weight i’d lost since they last saw me!!! Funny how a stone loss is so much more noticeable now than it was in the beginning. I’d have to lose 3 stone before anyone said anything.

    Thankfully my manager was very supportive & despite the fact I’d popped in to see about trying to return to work next week (my heart was saying get back to work but head was saying your not ready yet!!). She could clearly see I wasn’t ready & told me so! It’s such a relief as it has taken the pressure off of me. She is referring me to occupational health who I’m hoping will allow me back on a phased return. The thought of 12/13 hour shifts fills me with dread.

    I hope you don’t mind me sharing this with you all on here as not strictly WLS. Some times it’s just good to write things down almost like a release valve.

    Thank you x

    #53899
    loulou19
    Member

    sorry to hear you have had such a hard time lately. Very glad to hear you are on the mend now though.

    A phased return to work sounds sensible after all that you have endured, hope all goes well for you xx

    #53887
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @treeza 33684 wrote:

    5 Weeks ago I went into hospital for a “routine” operation to have a gallbladder removed as a day case. I was very delighted when I discovered that my surgeon was also a bariatric surgeon & felt very safe in his hands. The operation was a bit trickier due to my previous surgery as things were a bit stuck down & my poor old gallbladder was in rather a bad state & it well & truly needed to come out. I was discharged 3 ish hours post op & felt as fine as you can after having an op.

    Sadly 3 days later I ended up being rushed back in to hospital then back into surgery the next day where they discovered I had a bile leak. An apparently rare complication 1-2% risk of it happening. The surgeon thinks there’s a possibility that I had a slow leak then after having a coughing fit I caused the dam to burst which is when I ended up in agony.

    I have to say that recovery has been very slow I think largely because I initially couldn’t face food. I lost a stone in under a week which is great don’t get me wrong but it left me completely exhausted. I am now eating much better & I have managed to keep the weight off for the most part. I did go up a bit then back down & seem to be two pounds up then 2 pounds down sometimes within the same day….. I know step away from the scales.

    I’ve been off work for the past 5 weeks & popped in yesterday to see my manager re getting back. Everyone was commenting on how much weight i’d lost since they last saw me!!! Funny how a stone loss is so much more noticeable now than it was in the beginning. I’d have to lose 3 stone before anyone said anything.

    Thankfully my manager was very supportive & despite the fact I’d popped in to see about trying to return to work next week (my heart was saying get back to work but head was saying your not ready yet!!). She could clearly see I wasn’t ready & told me so! It’s such a relief as it has taken the pressure off of me. She is referring me to occupational health who I’m hoping will allow me back on a phased return. The thought of 12/13 hour shifts fills me with dread.

    I hope you don’t mind me sharing this with you all on here as not strictly WLS. Some times it’s just good to write things down almost like a release valve.

    Thank you x

    Never apologise for anything you post on here. If it is important to you then we want to hear about it and see if we can help you in any way – even if it’s just by listening.

    PLEASE step away from those scales – they will drive you to distraction and it’s so counter productive. Your focus should be on getting better not watching the needle or digital numbers on the scales. It is wasted energy.

    Take your time. You have time now. Time you have fought hard to gain – so don’t blow it on looking at a 12″ square bit of equipment!

    Doodah x

    #53895
    treeza
    Member

    Thank you Doodah. I’m getting there but just slower than I want x I need to just listen to my body. It’s sort of out of my hands now as have to wait to see occupational health so they can give me the go ahead to return & on phased return. This has taken a lot of pressure off. Hope to see you in a couple of weeks xxx

    #53893
    Kimberly
    Participant

    I’m so pleased your not going back next week . Your very naught you know that you have been a very poorly two operations will have knocked the stuffing out iof you plus losing that stone in a week .it will also make your immune system very weak . Now be good rest and heal ( matron talking xx) no Trezza darling be kind to your self . I didn’t before my surgery I went back to work The day after I ended up in resus my O2 levels were very low . Did the talk to get out of their like us nurses do . Took one day off ��so stupid and then did lots of damage to my self . So please don’t put your self at risk . The nhs don’t take prisoners . You know they say they keep it light then before you know IT it 100 miles an hour . X

    #53888
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Well said Kim. I had an appointment with my asthma nurse cancelled at the last minute yesterday. I was not in the least bit put out as if she had to take the time off – it must have been for a bloomin good reason!! Nurses and other health care professionals don’t take time off for nothing!!

    Therefore, Treeza, you need to be 100% confident that you can handle yourself in the ‘scrum’ again. Again, as Kim said, the NHS take no prisoners with their staff (same in teaching) so YOU have to put yourself first.

    I’m not nagging, I promise. I just want you to be healthy and happy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Doodah x

    #53896
    treeza
    Member

    Kim I can’t see anything that you write for some reason? Lots of love xxx

    #53889
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Are you still having a problem with Kim’s posts Treeza? I can see them. Can the rest of you guys see Kimberly’s posts? If you can then it might be your settings, Treeza.

    Doodah x

    #53897
    treeza
    Member

    The bar at the top shows but not what she’s written?! x

    #53890
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Make sure you have her on your friends list.I can see Kim’s posts – can everyone else?

    Doodah x

    #53900
    loulou19
    Member

    Kim’s posts are all coming through for me to see x

    #53898
    treeza
    Member

    @”Kimberly 33709″ wrote:

    I’m so pleased your not going back next week . Your very naught you know that you have been a very poorly two operations will have knocked the stuffing out iof you plus losing that stone in a week .it will also make your immune system very weak . Now be good rest and heal ( matron talking xx) no Trezza darling be kind to your self . I didn’t before my surgery I went back to work The day after I ended up in resus my O2 levels were very low . Did the talk to get out of their like us nurses do . Took one day off so stupid and then did lots of damage to my self . So please don’t put your self at risk . The nhs don’t take prisoners . You know they say they keep it light then before you know IT it 100 miles an hour . X

    Yay I can see it when I read on my phone x not sure why I can’t on ipad?? I’m being very good “matron” I promise. I’m looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks x lots of love x

    #53891
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    I can’t wait to see everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

    If ever any of you would like to come along to meet the members of our South Coast Support Group in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Please do! You will be made very, very welcome indeed.

    We meet on the third Thursday of every month, in The Nelson Room, Holiday Inn Express on The Plaza in Gunwharf Quays – opposite the Costa!

    Doodah x

    #53894
    Kimberly
    Participant

    I’m watching you darling xx . I’m so sorry I be on holiday so I miss you , but perhaps when I’m back I drive up and see you xxxx . Just because I’m not in the country I still be keep my eyes on you xx

    #53892
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    And we will be keeping an eye on YOU! Watching you do all the things you have wanted to do for so long.

    It makes my heart swell to see you so ALIVE Kim ๐Ÿ™‚

    Doodah x

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