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  • #38902
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Natalie, phone and ask love. Each hospital has a different time frame so it’s best to check with yours 😉

    Doodah x

    #38910
    Flash71
    Member

    Hi appointment wasnt great I have to have 6 months of counselling , I was so upset this is the first time I have been back on here. To
    Make matters worse dr Jon said it would only be 10 weeks ;-( xx

    #38904

    Hey Flash, I know this seems like a set back put please don’t be too upset. I know others who’ve also been asked to do pre op counselling …. I promise you once you’ve had the op it will seem worth it cos getting the right mindset and knowing how to deal with your issues really is a huge part of the battle. I’m 6 months post op (rny) and have ongoing counselling the further I am out the more I’m realising just how important my counselling is to keep me steady. I had a band 7 years ago and whilst I lost 7 stone over the first year and half it went back on again as I had a really horrible time and no way to cope emotionally and went straight back to eating… This time I know that getting the head stuff sorted really is key to my success… And believe me I’m not perfect but I take one day at a time…it will happen and you will get your surgery!! Just be patient my lovely and take all the support you can get xxx let us know how it goes. Cx

    #38909
    Flash71
    Member

    Awe thank you it’s do nice to know their are people in same position. The person I see is Nathan and he so wonderful , I just feel like the goalpost are being moved every time . How long after seeing someone do they do op , I’m just do wanting it done now. How are you doing with yours ? Any problems x

    #38897
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Hi Flash. Glad you are back.

    I had three YEARS (Voluntary) therapy before even applying for my surgery. I knew I had to sort my head out before I could even consider trying on my body! I learned so much about myself, how I react to others and why I had been using food as a ‘ problem/emotion filler’ for so very long. It enabled me to move forward with a clean slate so to speak. Without the worry of why I became super-morbidly obese, I could focus on the how. Then all I had to do was trust the surgery to help me reverse it. I have never looked back. I’m four years psot op and my life is completely different. The main difference being that I ‘m here and have a future.

    Look forward to hearing all about your journey now that you have had a fantastic start.

    Doodah x

    #38908
    Flash71
    Member

    Hi doodah it’s so lovely to hear I’m
    Not alone my confidence has hit rock bottom . I dont go out , only to work. I just want my life back and I know it’s on it’s way ;-)) x

    #38896
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @Flash71 25413 wrote:

    Hi doodah it’s so lovely to hear I’m
    Not alone my confidence has hit rock bottom . I dont go out , only to work. I just want my life back and I know it’s on it’s way ;-)) x

    You will never be alone. All of us on here are right beside you. We are all at different stages too so whatever advice or support you need, someone will be at the right stage to give it to you.

    I don’t think it’s possible to overestimate the power of support. I also believe that on line support is every bit as important as ‘real life’ help. In fact, I have made some of my best friends on line then gone on to meet them physically. I now have friendships all over the country, even the world that I could never have dreamed of before. One of my very best friends is the woman who was in the bed next to me on the ward at St Richard’s Hospital. We live a fair distance apart but ‘chat’ every week on line and meet up about once a month. She is my ‘Surgery Sister’ and I genuinely believe we will be friends for life.

    So, rest assured that you are among friends here. We all have a common goal in life too – to be happier, healthier and live the lives we always hoped for. I’m always SO excited for ‘newbies’ as I know all the brilliant things that lie ahead for them. I also know that it isn’t easy which is why I’m always on here!!

    Doodah xx

    #38907
    Flash71
    Member

    I am having a better time of things now. I was so angry when I was told I couldn’t go ahead with surgery . But I do understand why now. I hope to have op next year maybe feb march , thanks for your ongoing support you are a star x

    #38895
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    ‘All good things come to those who wait’ is a great little saying. Learning to be patient is a very valuable life skill. I learned to be patient when I was hospitalised for 5 months over 28 years ago. There are some things in life that can’t or shouldn’t be rushed (I was pregnant) so you just have to learn to wait. My result – a perfectly healthy, beautiful little girl who is now a Teacher!!

    Always here to help in any way I can 🙂

    Doodah x

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