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  2. Bigm666

    KEEN ON BYPASS need help

    Hey there I'm still 5 months out from the 12 month cut off but I've decided and gone with ASHFORD here in Adelaide had my first consultation with the Dr discussed everything and agreed on the RNY bypass; I'll be seeing Surgeon for the first time in 2 months then Dietician before I start pre-op diet and finally have the operation end of September is the plan so long as all goes to plan Getting closer everyday very excited I've now joined bariatric pal website which has much more activity and been reading tons! I'm currently at 145kgs and my end goal I feel would be around 85kgs as I'm 184cm tall puts me right at the edge of healthy BMI but I'm not so worried about BMI scale it will all depend on how I look and feel towards the end of my journey Cheers. Mikey
  3. zaruse

    KEEN ON BYPASS need help

    Hi @Bigm666 how are you doing? Where are you at with your surgery journey?
  4. Last week
  5. Atahir

    ESG

    Hi. I'm one month post ESG. I had it in the UK. I would like to start sharing my experience here but I'm not sure if people on this forum are still participating, I see most of comments are from couple of years ago. Alia.
  6. Navya_Sharma

    Pregnancy with Band - New forum pls.

    thank you for making this forum. Here we will get all the information related to pregnancy in an easy way. visit, https://www.cordlifeindia.com/
  7. The mini bypass is a full bypass, but with just one anastamosis, instead of 2. Very happy with it.
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  9. Jinie

    How long til the surgeons cut you loose?

    5 yrs post sleeve. I dont remember the 1st yr, might have been 3 monthly after initial post op stuff. My surgeon does yearly, bloods & follow ups and at times, gastrophys to check everything is ok. They have a dietitian in the rooms too. I feel like I could phone for info or make an appt any time if I had concerns, and have when I needed advice on meds that may have had issues with the sleeve. No 'cutting loose"
  10. Jinie

    Any success Band to sleevers?

    hi, I converted about 5 ys ago, and now I am putting on weight. 12kg heavier than 2 yrs ago. i think alot of people struggle after the honeymoon period. But I dont know the actual stats. It is alot easier to eat though, the band was awful.
  11. Soozibloo

    Any success Band to sleevers?

    I had 2 lap bands and eventually a sleeve which did not work well. This was about 5 years ago. I. still have a total struggle losing weight, however little I eat, feel constantly hollow and emtpy, but when I eat immediately start sweating, need to lie down, feel sleepy, have palpitations and feel very unwell and uncomfortable. These are all the classic dumping syndrome symptoms which I was led to believes does not occur with the sleeve. I don’t know where to go from here. Socialising is a nightmare and I feel so sad that all this is irreparable.
  12. Happyfrog

    Getting back on track

    Yes I know the eating to much too, when I turned to alcohol I started snacking. Depression hit me hard. Then the guilt from eating turned to more eating. It’s a vicious circle. ‘Got my results. I don’t have pancreatitis or a slipped band. All my organs are healthy. They think it’s a stomach ulcer from stress. So I’ll see my surgeon on Monday and see what he thinks. And go from there. I’m now on nexium. I’ll see over the weekend if it helps, I hope so. I hate feeling so rotten after eating or drinking.
  13. Boganlicious

    Ashford Dr Sabine

    I'm so glad the consult went well. 5 months will fly by for you (I hope). I personally find it hard to believe it's already April. 2 more months and we will be halfway through the year. Keep posting, reading up on everything and asking any questions you may think of no matter how big or small. Does your surgeon have a fb or online support group? Mine has a fb group for his patients which I find really helpful and he even replies to posts as well as posts good information. This is such an exciting time for you. It's the first big step to your new life.
  14. Boganlicious

    Getting back on track

    Glad to have you back. Good on you for realising you had a problem and changing your mindset. I recently lost my grandma and I'll be honest I've been eating too much crap. It feels ok at the time then I feel guilty and feel bad physically. I need to get back on track also. Let's keep posting when we need the support and try to change the negatives for good habits. I hope everything is ok with your band and your check up with the surgeon goes well.
  15. Bigm666

    Getting back on track

    I haven't gone through the surgery yet. But I know the struggle with alcohol. I'm 34 I stopped drinking 3 years ago it was hard but it was the best decision but I had been drinking on and off since I was 18 but had my first drink at 13.. It's possible
  16. Bigm666

    Ashford Dr Sabine

    Finally had my first consultation few weeks ago with dr Sabine went so much better than I expected very positive. Dr agreed with me in regards to the bypass RNY. Still have over 5 months until my 12 month cut off so he said when I'm closer will have another meeting with him and the surgeon this time then see Dietician before surgery day Much more straight forward no hurdles. should have surgery end of September cannot wait I have already started stocking up on protein powder and canned tuna and salmon which no doubt I'll be living off for a while love finding deals and specials! Ashford seems to be the way to go!!
  17. Bigm666

    Ashford Dr Sabine

    Finally had my first consultation few weeks ago with dr Sabine went so much better than I expected very positive. Dr agreed with me in regards to the bypass RNY. Still have over 5 months until my 12 month cut off so he said when I'm closer will have another meeting with him and the surgeon this time then see Dietician before surgery day Much more straight forward no hurdles. should have surgery end of September cannot wait I have already started stocking up on protein powder and canned tuna and salmon which no doubt I'll be living off for a while love finding deals and specials! Ashford seems to be the way to go!!
  18. Happyfrog

    Getting back on track

    I’ve been thinking about changing to the sleeve but can’t justify the cost. Getting out of the headspace is the hardest part. I was to the point of why did I do this , why did I spend all that money. What a waste. i found it really hard the first week or so to give up the alcohol, and when Friday came it was hard to walk past the grog shop and not go in. I asked hubby to get me a drink on Friday (10 weeks since my last drink) as I had a hectic crazy week with kids and renovating and my daughter moving out of my room and in with her sister, and I drank one and it was good. I had a second and I didn’t want it. I’m just not interested anymore. So I feel that’s a huge leap forward. ‘At the moment I’m having problems, when I eat I’m am really nauseated, I have stomach and back pain. I burp a lot. I booked in to see my surgeon and can’t get in till Monday as he is in theatre all this week. I had to see my GP for a new referral, so he is testing me pancreatitis and sent me for an ultrasound to check for band slip. I told him ultrasound won’t see anything. But he didn’t listen, gabbled on about CT scans is a lot of radiation blah blah blah. When I got to the X-ray place this morning he said this test is a waste of time, you need a CT so they changed the test. Rang the GP this afternoon and he has asked to see me about my blood tests. So I’ll wait until the CT results are in. I’m hoping I get some answers soon. I’m afraid to eat. Even liquids are making me feel like crap.
  19. Natrat073

    Getting back on track

    Hi I have the exact same issue as you but driven by family loss and work pressures. I am really struggling to give up the alcohol entirely as cravings are killing me. I have put on 12 kgs in last 9 months and it just keeps creeping on and on. I am really disappointed and down with myself and just cant seem to break the cycle. Really considering getting a sleeve.
  20. Rosemary

    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    Back again. My weight is 57kgs and I have hovered between 57 and 57.8kgs since last year. So much has happened but the biggest one is getting a new job. Before the band I did not have the confidence to even look for another position even though I had the qualifications. So 2018 - 2019 summed up is new me, new job, new clothes and a much happier person who still puts in all the hard work to keep my best friend (the band) happy. I have no regrets having it put in but i also knew it wasn't an easy fix. All the handers out there don't give up. Your hard work will eventually pay off
  21. Mandy

    Gastric sleeve and PCOS

    I had the sleeve 18 months. All sights of my PCOS have disappeared and my cycle is regular at 28-30 days. The only symptom of have of PCOS is the hair growth but that is because once activated it stays active but I have no new growth so to speak.
  22. Vanessa5963

    Gastric sleeve and PCOS

    Hi I’m doing the gastric sleeve in May doctors have said my PCOS will go away with weight loss -I have my doubts so just wondering if anyone had PCOS that has done the sleeve and if the signs of PCOS has disappeared
  23. Laptosleeve17

    Any success Band to sleevers?

    Hi There, i converted lap to sleeve in 2017 - I almost died from complications - it’s a long story and can be found if you search the site. typically revision surgery isn’t as successful as the body knows the drill - I went from 140kg to 75kg (with the band) and my revision weight being 112kg and I’m now 65kg (170cm tall) would I do it again knowing the shit storm that followed (probably yes) would I have been as successful if not for complications (8 months nil orally with a nasal gastric tube for feeding) highly likely not. in the end it comes down to you and your desire to achieve your goal. good luck x
  24. Wow! You must be so happy. I can't wait for my 360 body lift.
  25. Hi all, I've had my band for a while but recently got it filled again (3.4 currently). I'm definitely not too tight - can eat more than is ideal with no stuck episodes but what's up with the night time reflux? (I wake up coughing from it at various times throughout the night). A recent barium swallow showed no pouch or any other placement issues. At this point, there's no way I could have the band tight enough for it to do its job. Any ideas?
  26. You look great-you were always pretty (although you prolly didn't feel it!) but now you're amazing. Well done!
  27. shazza1963

    need help

    HI all my name is sharon i had a lapband done about 9 years ago i was 57 kg and i had a pouch my doctor told me i had to have it removed last year i have never been so bad can i have it put back in
  28. Hi everyone! My name is Elle and it's been probably 5 or 6 years since I signed on to this site. Basically, I had a lap band inserted at the age of 18 (2011) as part of a publicly funded study on adolescents in Adelaide. I lost 40kg in 2011/2012 and have successfully kept the weight off since then! Three weeks ago I (finally) underwent a circumferential body lift to remove the excess skin from my abdomen (my surgeon removed a whopping 4.8kg of skin!!!), and will undergo a mini thigh lift in 8 days time. So here are a bunch of photos of me over the years! The first two pictures I was probably around 90-95kg at 16 years old - the biggest I got was 110kg but there are no photos of me at that size because I was too ashamed to have my photo taken. The third picture shows me at 95kg versus 65kg. The next two are a couple of travel photos - I always wanted to travel but was too self conscious before banding, I am so happy that I have been able to see and accomplish as much as I have post weight loss. The 6th photo is me at 70kg (my happy weight, 65kg was impossible to maintain) three weeks ago, the night before my body lift surgery. The last photo is me now, three weeks post op! I am still swollen, but I finally don't have an apron!!! I will certainly not be missing the 4.8kg of skin that they removed! So excited for my thigh surgery next week - I feel like it will kind of mark 'the end' of this weight loss journey
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