Final meeting with the surgeon today, all good. I’ve signed the forms and am (sort of) ready to start the pre-op diet tomorrow. I say sort of- because I haven’t actually got to the chemist yet to buy Opti... but I do have a box of fat blaster so that will have to do for breaky and lunch. Will you guys get pics of yourself before you start this journey?
I’m seeing mine today! Yay! I’m sure she will go through most things anyway, but I’m going to ask if any fibre supplements are allowed during pre and post- like Metamucil? And can I have a berocca? Im a bit nervy about gallstones post surgery, so will be looking for advice on how best to avoid them as well. But it could all be completely different for SIPS!
Oh my gosh Ms Licious, let’s go on a rock climbing date together!!! My last attempt was in high school. i went for a little pre-hospital shop too- for some Jim Jams and some totes sexy comfy cotton undies. i know it’s dumb but purchasing bits like that make it a squeak more real!
I’m looking forward to feeling comfortable sitting next to people in allocated seating - like the theatre or public transport. and I’m looking forward to stressing less about load limits for chairs, and trampolines and I’m really, really looking forward to having less of me to haul around- which means exercise and horse riding will be more fun
Does that mean you will do three weeks of Opti @Boganlicious ? I’m a bit worried about feeling starvy on the opti as well, but I figure we will get used to it pretty quickly? when will you start @Jules ? I’m impressed that you have vitamins etc already! I haven’t seen the dietician yet- I’ll wait to see what they recommend for me. I can struggle to find good multi vitamins that don’t have iron.
Hi all! so the gastroscope was fine- surgeon found a bit of irritation (and a tiny hernia, who knew?!) so took a biopsy. Called me yesterday to say all was well, no bugs. So at this stage I’m still ‘on’ for May 4!! im so excited! in a strange mindset at the moment re: food. Seem to be hoovering up vast quantities of my favourite things- as though I’ll never get to eat them again. But at the same time I’m also thinking a LOT more about my intake and I’m very aware of my gut. Dare I say I’m actually looking forward to starting the pre-op opti? how is everyone else going?
May Day, May Day!! sheet just got real. This is happening. Bypass surgery scheduled for May 4... need to get through gastroscope tomorrow, then appointment with dietician, second appointment with surgeon and we are ON people! Im 175cms and at my heaviest ever 135kgs. I’m so excited to be taking such a positive step towards a healthier me. any other May sleevers or bypassians?
I think someone on here has opted for it... I asked my surgeon about it- she said it is really new and she only knows of one guy doing it at the moment. No long term data on in, but in theory it should work well.
Thank you Molly! (Your journey has been an inspiration) I’m actually north of the city, close to Kilmore, but work near the Essendon airport. One of the people my doc recommended was Selena Ward, she is in Box Hill, Bundoora and Ringwood (I think). Has anyone worked with her? im ok to travel, even for the regular checkups, if the surgeon/team is a good match.