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Gastric bypass - saw the surgeon yesterday

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Germgirl Tue 11-Mar-14 07:12:24

I posted a few weeks ago asking for GB experiences. I saw the surgeon yesterday & thought I'd update.
So, because I have a gastric band (which has never worked), I've got to have a gastroscopy and barium meal to see if any damage has been caused. The surgeon has added me to her list for a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy (which I don't really want), to get the bypass I have to lose about 10kg before I'll be considered. I have to see a psychologist to hopefully help me stop comfort eating & develop other strategies to cope with stress that don't involve chocolate!
So that's it for now, I'm waiting for appointments for the gastroscopy and barium meal. Should be within the next 4 weeks for both.
The journey has started! smile

iggymama Tue 11-Mar-14 16:57:43

Good luck, I hope it all goes smoothly. I will look forward to reading your updates.

Germgirl Tue 11-Mar-14 17:37:33

Thank you iggy smile that's kind of you x

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