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  • #39170
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    My second consultation was postponed due to the Consultant being poorly. So, I will now see him again on 27 Sept. That will only be 2 weeks before the actual op!! Tum first. Then upper body work in the new year.

    Doodah x

    #39175
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Got my consultation with my cosmetic surgeon tomorrow morning. I am, both at the same time, excited and anxious. I had severely underestimated the amount of time it will take me to be up and about again! I thought I might need approx 5 days but have been told on good authority that it can take up to three weeks – sometimes more! I can’t bear the thought of not working though. Fortunately, I work from home so if I can sit at my desk (or even in my bed with a laptop) I’m good to go.

    I’m not, however, totally stupid and if my surgeon tells me I have to rest more – I will. I have an extremely high pain threshold but a disastrously low one for boredom lol! Just can’t wait to be free of back pain, infections and discomfort.

    Doodah x

    #39195
    rubybling
    Member

    Good luck for tomorrow Doodah. I hope everything goes well, I know from your previous posts you have been waiting a long time.
    I am sure you will want to be up and about, but as you always say to us, when the time comes, listen to your body and don’t run before you can walk.
    I’ll be thinking of you.

    #39174
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Thank you so much Ruby. You are absolutely right, of course!

    I’ll tell you all about it when I get back 😉

    Doodah xx

    #39196
    janie61
    Member

    Good luck xxx

    #39192
    jansus28
    Member

    Good luck it will be fine!! Xxx

    #39173
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    I’m really nervous!! What the heck is that all about? I guess it’s because it means so much to me that I’m always waiting for something to go wrong. Ridiculous. Come on guys, tell me to pull myself together and get on with it!! :-O

    Doodah x

    #39193
    rubybling
    Member

    Doodah, pull yourself together and get on with it!!! You have been through testing times before and you have the right mental attitude to get yourself over this next hurdle. We are always nervous and fearful of stuff we want the most, and feel we are not worthy of things turning right for us. You are worthy of it just as the next person and things will be okay. Again this will change your life for the better in a different way. Take care on your ongoing journey, you know it will all be worth it.

    #39172
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Hi Ruby.

    You were absolutely, 100% right!

    It went brilliantly and two weeks today I shall be having my apronectomy woo hoo! Thank you for putting me straight ;-))

    Doodah xx

    #39194
    rubybling
    Member

    That is fantastic news; I am so happy and proud for you. You will be a new woman (again!!!). Just think, when you have the surgery this time, all the risk factors you had before are all gone, so you are already in a better position to have the surgery. There will be no stopping you after that. Will all your friends and family be able to keep up with you?

    #39171
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Thank you so much Ruby.

    It dawned on me yesterday how different this will be from my bypass. I was actually worried at one point that I might not make it when I was walking down that corridor to the operating theatre. I had written my will and left instructions about my funeral.

    This time is SO different. I don’t drink, smoke or have high blood pressure and I’m not super-morbidly obese. I didn’t drink or smoke before but the other two factors, combined with bad asthma made for a very worrying time indeed. Now, although I still have asthma, arthritis and a few other problems, I’m in no more danger for a four hour operation than anyone else.

    Wls has not just given me back my life – it has given me a better one.It’s also one that I can keep improving. I’m so, so grateful to Shaw Somers and all my friends and family for helping me to finally be healthier and happier after almost 25 years.

    Doodah x

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