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Just adding abut more sauce for a week then try again. Don’t worry it will be fine. Slow and steady , follow the basic rules and of course listen to yourself or (sorry) go with your gut instinct, the you won’t go far wrong. X
don’t know how anyone can object (anyone with a brain that is!) models should represent real people, short, tall, fat, thin, able bodied or disabled if your beautiful on the inside that’s what lasts a lifetime and shine through everything!Fionajeweller wrote:This is my first post, I have just had my pre-op assessment at St Richards, and the staff were totally lovely. I have been very worried whether I was doing the right thing but feel reassured now. I start the milk diet next week on the 24th and the surgery is first thing on the 30th. I find myself thinking of little else and it is hard to know what I will be doing going forward. For example it is my birthday on the 24th October which is a little while after the surgery and thought we would go to the theatre, will I be up for it, and what to do about eating. Hopefully, I won’t worry so much about eating afterwards … Do the cravings disappear? if I was a comfort eater what replaces this? How do you all cope long term. I am sure I can keep to the rules post surgery and the milk diet and look forward to the challenges, so next week I will be making soups. I started the whole process thinking I would be having a gastric band, but have been persuaded into having a bypass as I snack and have a sweet tooth, it does seem drastic, but I feel that to have the band and then to have to go back and have a bypass later seems worse somehow. Any thoughts gratefully received.
I had a gastric sleeve 9 mths ago I’m a patient but also a clinician and can only give my personal view which is bands never end well it may take years but the party always ends. I think you’ve made a great decision and don’t think your regret it! Just do as your told and try to relax. Drink as much as you can early on and make and freeze a few sloppy stew like meals to purée. I’ve lost 10.8 stone and my life had complete changed. Yes I still have the same day to day stresses but even the way I deal with them has changed because I have change. It takes time and self discipline but your have a fantastic tool to help you. I just wish I could have done it 10 years ago! Good luck and you know where we are. Sharon XDoodah wrote:my only obstacle is my mother! She’s determined to lay on the guilt so I don’t do it. Xbikerchris wrote:A sky dive! You mad fool. I don’t think I’d ever be brave enough for that. Another thing on my list was being able to sit in the type of chairs that are outside cafés, you know those ones made of metal tubing with arms. Before wls I could not fit my backside in to one without getting wedged. Thank goodness I no longer have to check whether I’ll be able to sit down and get up before choosing a seat Chris x
Yeah no that feeling. It’s strange being able to sit in any seat! XKimberly wrote:Initially my wish list was to be wash my kitchen floor without being breathless . And to be able to walk to the shops a 1/4 mile away . I had other which I succeeded in I cycled around the air field at the back of my house it’s 3 miles . Walked for an hour in the woods. . But I got some new ones now , I want to be able to roller skate along the seafront ! I like to try horse riding , and have a go at ice skating! .[/QUOTE)
I’d chuck I a sky dive with that! It’s something I’ve alway wanted to do. Future plans!!! Watch this space 🙂Whitey wrote:Hi Daisy So glad your op went well. I think at this stage it’s very important to listen to your body and rest often. Fluids are very important so just try to sip all the time. Lots of water and milky drinks are good choices. Possibly the hunger you talk of is “head hunger”. I remember waking up from my op and thinking that it was amazing that it didn’t hurt. Take care and be kind to yourself. Elaine x
Congratulation! Just remember it’s going to get a lot better! I don’t know anyone that can get 2 ltr in, in the early days! Just do what you are. As for the amount of food eat what seems right you’ll soon learn if you eat to much. Maybe try 1/2 to 1 teaspoon more. The biggest thing is to relax the more you do that the better it gets. Drink out of a water bottle with a sippy lid and set yourself a level to get to by the end of the morning and so on. Remover to do little walks. Good luck! XKimberly wrote:7 months toady life changing and transforming WLS . I lost 71% of my excess weight which is 6 stone today . I’m off most of my meds I’m also trying to see if I need my BP med with GP support , I’m taking my BP at home and it’s look g good so far . So I just might be on thyroxine ( that for life ) aspirin and maybe cholesterol meds plus if course the multi vitamins we all have to take . What I can do is amazing eg I went to the gym on Tuesday did 20 min cardio and I started to run on the treadmill 1/2 minutes at a time . Let’s remember folk they did say my heart was too poorly for surgery this time last year . Then I did 30 minutes weight . Because it’s important to keep muscle when losing weight helps burn calories . I then did an aqua arobic class . I found aqua really helped me get into exercising . At tea time I did a Pilates class . I done 5/6 and would recommend this exercise it help build up core muscles and I can feel my self getting stronger . They have some wonderful stretches , get this I can do the pigeon stretch ( have a look on you tube ) and that from a lady who couldn’t get off the flour a year ago paint my toe nails or clean my windows . Apparently in very flexible , I never knew that ! . My BMI was 50 it’s now 32 so not much more and I will then fall into the over weight category amazing . I be honest I loved to get to a BMI of 24/ 25 but the dietitian think I should aim for late 20 . And as we only guarantee to lose 70% of our excess weight any thing else from this should be seen as bonus . What a journey it’s been and how thankful I am to all of you who helped me on this amazing journey
You have had amazing results, what you can see is amazing enough before you even start on the unseen effects. You so deserve what is happening to you! Your kindness, support and friendship to all is always appreciated! X
Really looking forward to meeting you Nat. It’s a lovely group and most of us don’t bite! Everyone has felt those nerves but it will only help. X
I’ve had a sleeve and I love it! It the best thing I’ve ever done bar having my children. X
Hi Teresa, really sad you can’t make the next 2 meetings. You will be missed! Looking forward to catching up with you in July and seeing how fantastic YOU look. Take care and see you soon. Ps thanks for all the lovely things you said and your support! X
Hi Nat, there isn’t a charge for the evening just need money for parking (£3.90, I think can’t remember) and a coffee. The meeting are informal and very friendly you can be as involved as you want. All sorts are covered. Sue leads the evening and controls the flow nicely. It’s a great idea to start with a group at your stage. I’ve been going since my surgery in Dec and wish I’d done it earlier. Look forward to meeting you. Sharon x
Congratulation on being the “other ” side. Text up keep sipping as Kim says your soon be feeling so much better! X
Nothing dad about that!!!! X
Surely you can’t give up bacon!!!! 🙂
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