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  • #31332
    Kimberly
    Participant

    Hi I’m just so excited and happy and a bit emotional as I’ve just found out that I’ve been approved for gastric by pass .
    Like most people here life been a struggle , and I realise that this is just the start of a different life for me ,
    My heath has been real poor for the past 6 months with asthma being very naughty . I did see Mr Sommers who told me that my gastric reflux was probably making my asthma worse and think surgery might help . I’m just hoping that the anaesthetist will pass me fit as I have some difficulties with a valve in my heart .

    #49603
    Kitten
    Participant

    Welcome Kimberly – I think your emotions are normal, as I felt these things also this week, as I too have just been approved for gastric bypass, its a tough decision, so take your time, and there is plenty of support on this friendly forum.

    #49600
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @Kimberly 28250 wrote:

    Hi I’m just so excited and happy and a bit emotional as I’ve just found out that I’ve been approved for gastric by pass .
    Like most people here life been a struggle , and I realise that this is just the start of a different life for me ,
    My heath has been real poor for the past 6 months with asthma being very naughty . I did see Mr Sommers who told me that my gastric reflux was probably making my asthma worse and think surgery might help . I’m just hoping that the anaesthetist will pass me fit as I have some difficulties with a valve in my heart .

    Hi Kimberly and the very warmest of welcomes to you.

    Isn’t it just the best feeling ever when you get the go ahead? It’s like all your birthdays at once – which in a sense it IS! Many of us see our surgery date as our new birthday as life starts all over again.

    Don’t worry about being passed fit – Streamline Surgical have operated on some off the poorliest and heaviest people in the world. I know this to be true as I have met some of them! They are now all living the lives they wanted for many, many years. You know what? I’m one of them too. I was given 3-5 years to live if I didn’t have surgery. That was five years ago and here I am. I’m working again, I have been on a long haul flight and have the same life expectancy as everyone else now.

    I have bad asthma too but the anaesthetist was marvellous. You are in the safest of hands I promise you.

    I’m SO excited for you I honestly am. I always tell everyone that this is the best bit – getting approval. It’s the actual point at which you start your life over again but get a better one. It gives me chills to think about it every time.

    Please keep us up to date so that we can share this journey with you. It’s a great one but it’s hard work – you will have many hands to hold on here 😉

    Doodah x

    #49604
    Kimberly
    Participant

    Thank you Doodah
    I have been fretting about being fit for the anaesthetics more about having bored line server aortic stenosis .
    But I know surgery will improve my heath my life .
    Seeing Mr Sommers next week so finger , and toes crossed . Any helpful,advice appreciated
    Love Kimberly x

    #49605
    Kimberly
    Participant

    I did manage to speak to the Comissioner for Fareham / gosport who informed me that with changes to commissioning for was are occurring in April , and I think she said that a BMi of 50 was now going to be funded without having to do the tier 3 programme , but was so excited about being funded at the time . I’m now doubting my self .
    I found that I had to chase the funding so it was helpful talking to the Comissioner .

    #49601
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @Kimberly 28292 wrote:

    Thank you Doodah
    I have been fretting about being fit for the anaesthetics more about having bored line server aortic stenosis .
    But I know surgery will improve my heath my life .
    Seeing Mr Sommers next week so finger , and toes crossed . Any helpful,advice appreciated
    Love Kimberly x

    My best advice to you would be to trust in the surgeon, the surgery, the team and yourself. You are all aiming for the same thing – a healthier, happier you.

    Try not to dwell on what could go wrong but instead, focus on the positives. Also, do everything possible to make yourself healthier pre op.
    Maybe START swimming a little, or gentle walking or even some sitting down exercises.
    START to make lists – lots of them. Write down your goals so that you can tick them off one by one.
    START your statistics: weight, measurements etc so that you have a frame of reference as you go through the various stages after surgery.
    START a food diary so you will know when you feel the most vulnerable around food. Write a journal so that you will be able to see in black and white how much you are progressing.
    START preparing to be a slim person

    Finally, notice the word I have used the most – START. Don’t wait until you are on the pre-op diet (which is in my opinion is the actual day your new life begins!) but make a start now. It means that in your mind, you journey will already be well under way.

    Hope this helps. If you wish to know absolutely anything else, please just shout.

    Here are some useful links:

    RETURN TO SLENDER COOKBOOK IS HERE | Carol (fab wls plate too)

    Bariatrics megastore all things sugar free!

    Cut Down to Size: Achieving success with weight loss surgery (Paperback) – Routledge psycholigal aspects of wls.

    Happy reading and surfing Kimberly!

    Doodah x

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    • This reply was modified 4 years ago by clare.williams.
    #49606
    Kimberly
    Participant

    doodah
    Thank you so much it STARTS now xxxx

    #49602
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @Kimberly 28303 wrote:

    doodah
    Thank you so much it STARTS now xxxx

    YAY! Way to go Kimberly. Budging up on that loser’s bench as we speak hon 😉

    Doodah x

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