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  1. 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!!
  2. Bigm666

    Getting closer need help

    Hello there sorry I've been away but I'm finally back and happy to be in 2019 this is the year I will be able to have my operation once I get the 12 month mark I've been looking into different procedures and I feel the RNY bypass is my best option. I'm 183cm and 142 kg which means BMI of 42, I also suffer from high blood pressure and cholesterol and take meds for diabetes so I have all the co morbidities plus the BMI so I'm perfect candidate for this surgery. I'm single and 35 this year which this operation will be like a long overdue birthday gift to myself and for my future and health and one day start a family once my health and goal weight is achieved I have a goal of around 85-90kgs or 200lbs. (55ish kgs to lose) I have heard alot of reviews about doctors at Ashford and Flinders but I'm curious if anyone in Adelaide has actually had the RNY bypass recently I'd love to hear more about personal experiences and also the final out of pocket cash costs for appointments and operations or gaps total so I have an idea how much money I need to save ALSO how many weeks each Dr needs for the optifast diet as they do differ!! On another note I've been hearing about a Dr DONOFRIO in North Adelaide apparently he runs a smaller practice and heard good things but I need more details if anyone can fill me in plz that would be great. I need to know because I've been told I should start initial appointment's at least 6 months in advance of intended operation date.. Any one from Adelaide they can give any information or personal stories plz mainly on the RNY BYPASS PLZ reply or even send private messages thank you.
  3. denzel

    Another WLS Site

    This is another site that folks on here may find useful. A few folk here have transitioned, or transitioning onto gastric bypass surgery and there is info about it on this site. https://www.bariatricpal.com/ All the best!
  4. If you are considering surgery, but not ready to actively seek a clinical consultation yet, and not sure what options are available, then this public educational seminar in Perth on 12 March 2012 by expert clinicians is for you. Surgical and non-surgical weight loss options seminar. If you want to understand more about the surgical procedures available, who each procedure is suitable for, the whole process, the costs, the risks involved, and the psychological impact, then register now on: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/surgical-and-non-surgical-weight-loss-options-tickets-21189015917. Early bird discount: $50, tea/coffee and fruit snack included. Seminar Content Session One: “The Latest in Liposculpture” Dr. Jayson Oates, Medical Director — Facial Plastics Academy Session Two: “Non-surgical medical procedure for body contouring” Dr. Jayson Oates, Medical Director — Facial Plastics Academy Session Three: “Weight Loss Surgery—Today’s Options” Dr. Chris Couch--Laparoscopic, Bariatric & General Surgeon — Perth Obesity Surgery Session Four: “Psychological Impact of Weight Loss Surgery” Dr. Tiziana Bufacchi--Clinical Psychologist — Life Resolutions Applecross
  5. Sara M

    Band to Bypass?

    Sooo almost 3 yrs to the day, I need a band revison, do to intermittent slippage and despite reducing fill in the band, only had 3mls and now empty still getting stuck, reflux and problems with pb and coughing in my sleep . After much discussion and research it seems that the preferable option would be to revise to a bypass. I am booked in for the 4th Feb. Any band to bypass members on the forum? I would love the benefit of your experience? I havent done too badly with the band and have managed to lose and maintain most of my weight, but I have realised that it shouldnt have been at the point of practically pbing most meals and substituting meals for icecream and easy to ingest calories. So this is the next step to focussing on a sustained healthy weight without the disordered eating. I guess I am a little scared that I trade one set of problems for another, but am hopeful from what I have been able to read that most people do very well with the bypass. I think it would be good to have this option more represented on the forum too as to be honest I didnt actually know it was an option until speaking to my surgeon as it seems as though most revisions are to the sleeve based on what I have read on here anyway. If you are out there, would love to know your thoughts and experiences. Ta Sara
  6. Hi all, So it seems that now I'm de-banded I suffer mild reflux. Nothing bad, I don't have it during the night to the point it bothers me but I do have some acid and I'm taking a low dose of Nexium. My question is, did anyone suffer from mild reflux pre sleeve (I suspect due to the band) and go on to have NO reflux after the sleeve? I'm so scared my reflux will get worse and I'll need to undergo the knife AGAIN for bypass to fix reflux, so wondering if I should go bypass straight up? Confusion. DAMN STUPID REFLUX!
  7. Pottamouse

    Lost new and confused

    Hi all.... joined up today and feeling BLERGH and have no idea who to chat to that gets it.. :/ So thought I'd share and hopefully get some help advice chat etc... anything really SAHM of two boys 5'4 and 103 kg- pretty stable weight- doesn't tend to move a lot- like me I guess Really interested in Gastric surgery for a while now, fairly sure not considered an appropriate candidate for the band as I have an auto immune condition- and from what I have read that tends to make it a no no- So thinking on Bypass vs Sleeve. I don't binge eat- or over eat really - I know what your thinking i'm in denial how can I not and have so much chunky on my monkey, but seriously I don't drink alcohol, I do do tea or coffee, no soft drinks, no hot chips, no potato chips, no ice cream, no dairy really( occasional yogurt if it is home made) I do tend to skip breakfast which I know is bad, and ok ok sometimes lunch too- with me only eating one meal which would be something like vegies and a small bit of chicken or crumbed fish ( also don't do lamb, pork, beef) So if im honest I would say my one meal would be that of an average size adult meal ( Not counter meal style slab but not French minuscule serve ether) - who isn't dieting. Always drink 2litres a day water, biggest crave would be 2 days before period time I will seek slightly sweeter foods but that's it really, I don't gorge, ok again have been know to eat 1/2 a family size block of choc at period time to regret it the next day...... My down fall would be roast vegies,( pasta meh, steak meh, chips meh), all the "known" culprits I avoid because I don't like them enough to bother eating them. Im the kind of gal who wont eat something just because it is there- if I do happen to have pizza- it is bbq sauce or nothing- seriously I would rather go without than eat something I don't like. ( fussy I know) As I said I have auto immune issues joint issues etc- so I know I don't move as much as I should - that being said im fairly active, participate in city to bay, climb mount lofty etc- im fit- but fat..... apparently we cant be that though so back to my dilemma. ( no I cant even blame the meds as I try to stay off of them at all costs - apparently they cause weight gain ;P ) So my love of real food ( meaning not processed) clearly isn't doing me any favours- so I bit the bullet and started optifast a week ago.... Joint hurting- over not knowing if I have toes down there something had to give. Logic for and against went a little something like this - so many chemicals and additives- ewwwwwww BUT Dr's recommend it before surgery so it cant be TOO bad - so much sugar it's coating my teeth But surely there is some benefit in doing it or why would it be recommended by dr's before surgery - ok so it isn't too bad- I miss my vegies though- and struggling to eat my three replacements. Shhh just hold your nose and do it - really???? "healthy" is teaching my body to eat a choc flavoured gelatinous mousse type substance as "dinner" surely not you see I'm getting no where fast ..... But a week in- (and that time of month later) im down 4 kg. issue well I don't see this as a healthy option... I'm not hanging out for a choc bar here people I would murder someone for a bowl of peas!!!!! I have booked a visit with Dr Michael France- to discuss my options - on 20th August ( anyone know much about him)? Issue now thanks to my last week of artificial nutrients Im now under the BMI recommended for surgery *sigh*( too thin to be fat now whatever next) So no idea where to go what to do etc from here- Some amazing success stories from people on here, but equally some who weren't as happy as they thought. I need to get mass off for my joint and body health- plus it wouldn't hurt re introduce myself to my toes sometime in the near future. Will one of these options help me? or will i continue to avoid food only consuming a much smaller "main" mean at the end of the day still?? Would love to hear from anyone- because clearly I love to talk and feeling a bit overwhelmed right now as to where my path might be... thanks for listening guys -
  8. Hi I'm wondering if anyone out there has lipoedema, lymphoedema or Lipo-lymphoedema and who has had bariatric surgery (band, sleeve or bypass)? I'm scheduled for sleeving on August 4th but have recently been diagnosed with Lipo-lymphoedema so I'd love to find out if anyone else has experience post-surgery with the added complication/considerations of Lipo-lympho. Thanks
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