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  • #51941
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @vix 31303 wrote:

    Will keep you all posted, surgeon has also advised me to have vitamin D shots has or does anybody else have these ? X

    I do. however, ‘normal’ people are becoming Vit D deficient as we have had so little sunshine for over 6 months.

    #51942
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @vix 31301 wrote:

    Hi my name is Vicki, I’m nearly sis years out from surgery.

    Last week I experienced horrid pains in my chest and had to go to A & E …. I knew I wasn’t having a heart attack and knew I had not eaten anything that had got stuck.

    Today I have just been discharged from Hosptial and wanted to share this with everybody.

    My Gp hasn’t been the best at post op help but I carry on seeing him … He advised me go back and see my original surgeon as the NHS would take to long… So I did 3 hour trip on Tuesday to see my consultant you advised me that I could one of three things that can give me cheat pains.

    1) gall stones left after my gall bladder was removed a year after my bypass
    2) ulcers or a hernia
    3) A twisted bowel which can happen at any time.

    So after a MRI scan in Friday morning and a camera down into my pouch followed by an operation on Friday afternoon … I have managed to have hockey stuck shaped limb that food has been going into and not passing throu hence giving me the chest pain my surgeon has also filled the gap so my bowels cAn not twist.

    I may still have to go back in and have my pouch reduced but he said that is not as important as the limb the way it was.

    So no matter what pains you get and where get them checked out as I have been a lucky lady this week ….

    Hi Vix

    Welcome to our friendly forum.

    My goodness what a time of it you have had! I’m so glad you have received such prompt and thorough treatment. And thank goodness you followed your gut instinct (scuse the pun – not intended!) #wls is certainly not something to ever take lightly as it changes us forever. the weight loss saves many of our lives but it can also require huge nutritional changes, including the need for supplements for life. Having said all that, I would never consider a life without it. I simply would not have been here had I not had mine done so for me there was no other option.

    Please keep in touch and keep us informed how things are going. It will be interesting for us all to follow your journey! Please don’t hesitate to tell us the negative stuff either – that way we can support you better as we will be more informed.

    I’m so glad you have been so lucky 😉

    Doodah x

    #52088
    vix
    Member

    Thank you to everybody for making me feel so welcome.

    I have had a little visit to my gp’s today …. Just think they need to have a head bashed against a wall … My surgeon said that I should have vit D shots … To change the calichew to the higher strength and to change the multi vitamin back to the ones he prescribed in the first place. In their wisdom they have said I think he is overdosing you I need to look into this …. ” I think you do”

    Then to top the lot today I get a call from work asking me to go in lol

    So here I am sitting in my bed … Had a little cry then a little laugh about it, I have come this far not to be knocked down by people that don’t understand what we have had done. My life has changed for the better, I wouldn’t say it’s easy but I know I have a better out look, and that this is a set back.

    So I’m putting my hands up in the air and shouting I love my life and proud of what I have achieved with the help of the fantastic bariatric surgeons and the tools they gave me xxxx

    #51943
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Good for you Vix! Claim it. Own it. Use it.

    It most certainly isn’t easy and anyone who thinks it is is ignorant. Just keep on doing what your’e doing – it is working 😉

    Doodah x

    #52089
    vix
    Member

    First update of the day,

    Gp has called me regarding this mornings visit…. What a turn around …. ” Vicki I have changed the prescription for you and it’s waiting at the surgery” “although I am still unsure of these Vit D injections please can you get the surgeon to confirm dose and timescale”

    So I’m now a gp’s pa but at least it’s getting sorted out.

    Luckily my very nice handsome surgeon emailed me this morning to see how my recovery was going.

    Happy days ?

    #51944
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @vix 31332 wrote:

    First update of the day,

    Gp has called me regarding this mornings visit…. What a turn around …. ” Vicki I have changed the prescription for you and it’s waiting at the surgery” “although I am still unsure of these Vit D injections please can you get the surgeon to confirm dose and timescale”

    So I’m now a gp’s pa but at least it’s getting sorted out.

    Luckily my very nice handsome surgeon emailed me this morning to see how my recovery was going.

    Happy days ��

    Fantastic Vix. Which ‘handsome surgeon’ is yours? We all have different ones lol!

    #52080
    clairec
    Member

    Hi Vicki,
    What a terrible time you have had, I am really glad to hear that you are improving. It must have been a real shock for you. I am so sorry that you lost one of your children recently.
    Do take care
    Claire

    #52090
    vix
    Member

    Thank you Clare x

    #52091
    vix
    Member

    Kept my liquid intake up today, still only had milky coffee with sf hazelnut syrup (tastes so yummy) might have to invest in some other flavours x can’t ever recall drinking this amount of milk pre op but I know I had to .

    Had a wander downstairs, still wanna see the dogs but so scared of being jumped on … Don’t know how much longer I can hold out thou. Can hear my baby yapping and wanting her mummy lol.

    Don’t know what I would do without my rock, he has pulled me through so much over the years and still is.

    Omg I’m rambling must be the codeine xxxx

    #52092
    vix
    Member

    Well it’s a morning from me,

    Didn’t have a such a good night woke up in pain about 2ish this morning and been awake since… Other half has gone to work so house is pretty silent …. Oh well mum will be here soon to see if I’m okay, I need to take pain killers but I haven’t been to the toilet for over a week …. But then again haven’t eaten solid food for that amount of time so expected I guess…. It all seems new again if that makes sense.

    My aim is to learn as much about the gastric bypass as I can, before I just accepted what the gp told me, I’m not saying they are wrong but I think I need to understand more so I can say well no I think you might be wrong have you read this research. We have a specialist in our surgeon but we can’t bother them every five mins. I need to know what my levels should be and how to correct them.

    Lol I need an idiots guide to gastric bypass blood work !

    Vix

    #51945
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Did you not attend a free information seminar Vix? I always found them fascinating, even though I co-ordinated them every month and listened in – I always learned something new! There is info on our website if you’d like to have a look

    Weight Loss Surgery Procedures & Surgical Options | Gastric Band & Bypass Surgeries | Streamline Surgical

    Doodah x

    #52093
    vix
    Member

    No I didn’t, never got offered them as I would have done.

    Don’t know if you can help me on this one I originally self funded the bypass, my gp originally agreed to do all my care …. He has told me this morning that I have to apply to the pct for them to take over my care I don’t understand it

    Vix

    #51946
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @vix 31347 wrote:

    No I didn’t, never got offered them as I would have done.

    Don’t know if you can help me on this one I originally self funded the bypass, my gp originally agreed to do all my care …. He has told me this morning that I have to apply to the pct for them to take over my care I don’t understand it

    Vix

    Let me get back to you on this one Vix.

    Doodah x

    #51947
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @vix 31347 wrote:

    No I didn’t, never got offered them as I would have done.

    Don’t know if you can help me on this one I originally self funded the bypass, my gp originally agreed to do all my care …. He has told me this morning that I have to apply to the pct for them to take over my care I don’t understand it

    Vix

    I have asked a colleague and they are of the same opinion as me that your GP has a duty of care at all times, whether or not you have had privately funded surgery. My GP saw to my needs after a few weeks of having a privately funded tummy tuck. I would suggest a second opinion from another GP at your surgery if possible. Or do what I do and Google it!

    If I pay for private hospital treatment, how will my NHS care be affected? – Health questions – NHS Choices

    Hope this helps.

    Doodah x

    #52094
    vix
    Member

    Thank you so much got myself so stressed out as I know I need another operation I can’t pay for.

    You have put my mind at ease.

    Xxxxx

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