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To ask if any of you have had bariatric surgery?

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ShinyNewUsernameToday · 29/06/2017 21:04

Posting here for traffic.
Saw my GP last year who said I'm a candidate for WLS and would refer me (October). Heard nothing since, had a letter for appt with "msk dietics" is this the first step or something different?

Have tried awful lots of things. Just looking for advice re the surgery.

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Vanillamanilla1 · 17/07/2017 23:02

And it's not an easy way out

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notapizzaeater · 17/07/2017 23:05

My hubby X new medical insurance will pay 75% of this surgery, so something I've never considered before I'm now thinking about it .....

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ShinyNewUsernameToday · 17/07/2017 23:32

How is the lrd going? Have you lost much on it?

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ShinyNewUsernameToday · 17/07/2017 23:33

@nota that's good - what insurance is that?

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ShinyNewUsernameToday · 17/07/2017 23:33

@nota that's good - what insurance is that?

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LoniceraJaponica · 18/07/2017 06:41

It definitely is not an easy option. OH had stomach surgery a couple of years ago, albeit for cancer not weight loss. The long term effects are that he generally has to lie down after meals and something called dumping syndrome.

If you are overweight due to disordered eating it won't change your relationship with food, and you could make yourself very I'll if you try to over eat after this surgery. This is why you need to see a psychologist before the op.

I must admit that I am surprised that someone upthread has managed to put on 6 stone after this surgery. OH is struggling to regain his pre op weight.

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notapizzaeater · 18/07/2017 11:04

It's vitality health, it's really good, if you exercise you 'earn' points and you can swop these weekly for a cinema ticket or Starbucks or a discount on an Apple Watch subscription

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Vanillamanilla1 · 18/07/2017 23:09

Lrd is going well 12lb in 12 days .. If I carey on roughly losing 1lb a day I should be 28lb by surgery date
The LRD is veeeeeeerry hard

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ShinyNewUsernameToday · 18/07/2017 23:44

@vanilla if you have a chance could you message me what the lrd plan is? I'm considering trying it

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Vanillamanilla1 · 19/07/2017 12:07

It's easier to post on here . I can't attach this on a PM

To ask if any of you have had bariatric surgery?
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Vanillamanilla1 · 19/07/2017 12:08

Seek specialist advice before undertaking this diet
12lb now in 12 days

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Vanillamanilla1 · 19/07/2017 12:10
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ShinyNewUsernameToday · 19/07/2017 21:53

Fab thank you :)

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Nocabbageinmyeye · 19/07/2017 22:04

Can I ask, sorry to barge in on your thread Shiny, how do they decide how much weight you need to lose before surgery? Is it a percentage of your weight now? Also is there an upper limit as to what weight is safe to operate on? Maybe VitaminC might help?

Sorry op, good luck with the op

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Magpiemagpie · 19/07/2017 22:15

I have and so has my niece i didn't even need to loose that much 3 /4 stone but I had it done privatly abroad .my BMI was 33.
I've kept the weight off for several years if off and if I put on a pound or two I find it very least to lose it within a day or so.
My neice has lost over 7 stone since late April and has another 2 /3 stone t go they will hit that by end of Sept / early October
I can eat everything that I ate before but just nowhere near as much
I still have the odd crap day where I will eat chocolate crisps and rubbish food but I know that I only have to watch what I eat the next day to get back on track
Something I could never do before

Depending on where abroad anything from £3500 ( that's what my neice paid) to £6000
Oh and neither of us have suffered from loose skin either so we have been exceptionally lucky .
I actually think that the potential loose skin can be worse than anything else

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Magpiemagpie · 19/07/2017 22:18

Oh and my pre op diet was only 3 days with only 24 hrs clear liquids
My nieces was 2 weeks with the last 3 days clear liquids only
The pre op diets vary from surgeon and also how much weight you need to lose

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Vanillamanilla1 · 19/07/2017 22:55

My surgeon told me I needed to lose 10% of my weight which I have done

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