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Bariatric Downs…

I havent posted for a while. Six days and it feels like months ago, time goes very slow when you don’t feel your best. Sorry for the last photo! But anyway, after I was discharged I went on an outpatient waiting list. 6-8 weeks. Despite me saying how sick I was on the tube feed.Continue reading “Bariatric Downs…”

Feeling a little let down

I’ve had a great 15 day stay at the hotel NHS Hospital where I have seen first hand the hard work and effort the nurses put in to caring above and beyond their duties for those admitted. However, I’ve also experienced the miscommunication between consultants, difference of opinions resulting in differing advice and therefore ultimatelyContinue reading “Feeling a little let down”

Weightloss with surgery?

So I’m often asked if I could have lost the weight without the surgery. Without a doubt yes! IF I had known what I know now. I had Bypass surgery so what they did was take a small egg sized slice from the top of my stomach, route some intestine to it to create andContinue reading “Weightloss with surgery?”

Love Yourself

This journey is still a struggle. From knowing I’ll never be able to eat a full size meal to surgery problems and hair loss, there are pitfalls I wish I’d known prior to going through with it. The worst is actually the body dysmorphia. I still buy clothes too big and feel big myself andContinue reading “Love Yourself”

Eeek, honest RNY post.

Off to see my new Bariatric surgeon who has been assisting me in the UK, Leeds, with the post operative issues I’ve been having. To say I’m nervous is an understatement. I’m unsure whether I will need another dilation to the stricture I had at my stomach exit, or maybe my current issues could beContinue reading “Eeek, honest RNY post.”

Gastric Bypass Complications

Can I start with, if you are at all concerned about sickness, fullness after liquids, not being able to eat; do NOT ask in the online forums if it’s normal. Contact a GP and request an endoscopy to rule out blockages. You see I, having chatted online about my surgery was assured it was normal.Continue reading “Gastric Bypass Complications”

Bariatric Surgery and meals

Wow nearly 4 months have passed and what a learning curve this has been so far. My new stomach no separates foods into oils so cheeses, crisps, fried foods is a definite no. Or a use sparingly. What is also a big no is the white meats from chicken and pork. Chicken legs and wingsContinue reading “Bariatric Surgery and meals”

3am Again

I’ve heard waking at certain times can mean a variety of different things, from vitamin deficiency to being awoken by the spirits. I awake with headache. Vitamin deficiency could be the cause following my bariatric surgery; I’ve barely been able to consume a newborns volume of food. Or perhaps, this is yet another migraine clusterContinue reading “3am Again”

Bariatric surgery ☑️

On the 10th June 2022, I traveled to Turkey to have a gastric bypass! I think my story and history will resonate with most, so let’s start right here with: Once upon a time, before pregnancy at 27, I was 12.5 stone and I thought I was fat. Looking back I see how self consciousContinue reading “Bariatric surgery ☑️”