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Was on the waiting list for a full by-pass. Now recovering.

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by ickihun, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I will be kind to myself til I'm healed then with some weight loss I want to increase my mobility.... any how. I will drum up all my determination to get this weight off.
    Then keep maintaining.... which will be the real challenge. Not many can sustain it, longterm. Even those whose op was a decade ago. They are the true champions!!!
    Well anyone fighting their weight are an inspiration to me. Everyone.
    Nothing ventured... Nothing gained.
     
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    HSSS Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    You sound like your going into this eyes wide open, very realistic and most importantly full of determination. Can’t be a more promising start point on this journey.
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    I am so pleased you now have a date. 12th June will soon be here. Xxx
     
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    Kittycat_7_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck for the 12th June will be thinking of you
    You are doing so well and are such an inspiration to others
     
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    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Best wishes for op and recovery. Take things easily to begin with.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Thanks @ally1. I really need this change. I couldn't stay positive forever when my health wasn't getting better.
    I'm ready.
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    Am glad you are ready. Not long now. Xx
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I start Liver Shrinking Diet on Monday so out getting appropriate foods as I haven't had cereal for a while, nor fruit. Nor Yogarts. I will buy powdered milk too. I cannot keep milk in this house!!! :) :) :)
    I'm soooo ready.
     
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    dogslife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    All the best for the 12th ickihun. :)
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I've more than halved my insulin units as prescribed. I'm ranging between 10-20 bgs thou. However those bgs are less spiky and less unsteady, even though too high. Work in progress.
    Every meal gives a different influence on my bgs. Timing or lack of liver block too.

    Not many days left before admission.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You are, and will continue to be in my thoughts xx
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Thank you.
    Just need to pick up last pieces of toiletries.
    2 large tupperware boxes full of boxed meds to hand over. Hoping any less meds for discharge.
    Although a few being changed to liquid form or injections.
    Sooooo happy to dump Dapagliflozin tablets and it's wretched side effect. :) :) :)
     
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    Geordie lass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey @ickihun. Just caught up with your thread and your journey to get this surgery. Good luck for your op. You will not regret it. I don't post really on the forum...more of a lurker really. But, I just wanted to send you well wishes for your recovery.

    I had a sleeve gastrectomy 5 years ago and lost 9 stone within the first 10 months. The pre op liver shrink I found to be a killer. I was allowed milk and yoghurt for 1 week. But, it's worth the pain! My insulin requirements reduced dramatically. Prior to surgery I was taking over 100 units per day. Now, my TDD is usually around 20 units. Many Type 2's who have this surgery tend to go into remission with it. I hope this is the case for you. Just look after yourself, and be kind to yourself after your op. I'm so excited for you. Take care x
     
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    togram Type 2 · Member

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    Hi, I developed respiratory failure due to my weight last July. I was offered a gastric surgery referral but declined. I'm on metformin. I have complex health needs. Since then I've lost 7 stone using lchf, my consultant didn't recognise me. Since losing that weight things have changed greatly, I still have a shedload of weight to lose but I'm more mobile and managing daily things with more ease. I decided the surgery wasnt for me, I have to be in charge. I went thru the NHS programme about 12 years ago and decided not to proceed then. I got Ill and put on even more weight.
    Onward and upward.
    All my best wishes and positive vibes being sent your way.
    I know it isnt easy but you sound positive and have made your plans. You can be spurred on by those grandchildren and look forward to being involved in their activities instead of being a spectator
     
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    maureen5752 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done ickihun x
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Lovely to see you @maureen5752. I will pop into type2 life thread too. I'm sure the members have missed you too.
    I hope you are well?
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Thx @togram.
    Fantastic loss and keeping your weight off with lchf. :) :) :)
    I only lost if I was low carb and low fat/low calorie. Of which I cannot sustain, hence stomach reduction. I decided full bypass for elimination of at least one of my insulins. This will be aided if I can resume to Metformin. Roux-en-y can get rid of IBS so im hoping for changes in my system that might come from this surgery.
    Diet is an excellent tool but with my underactive thyroid and IBS and non compliance from metformin I needed more than low carb eating to control my 40yr old diabetes.
    I'm on a mission to see how far I can push my uncontrolled diabetes and morbibly overweight body. I want to see my body into as much remission as I can muster. Which unfortunately includes low calorie eating, longterm.
    If I could sustain such a restrictive diet for my bodies needs (longterm) and lose some of my 2 paged repeat prescriptions without surgery then I too wouldn't need surgery. I'm only 48yrs old and would like to get back to feeling well on metformin.
    Its a shame my body changed after the 2 pregnancies. Also that I've had type2 symptoms since I was 6yrs old, or sooner.
    I'm not in the knowledge of whether at 3mths old if I was given steroids to fix my chest infection/Pneumonia which struggled due to an antibiotic causing a negative reaction from that allergic reaction. I'll never know.

    I'm using the info I hv now to prolong my chance of seeing my grandchildren; one day. No help having my children late due to failed IVF and undiagnosed diabetes either. I guess.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Thanks @Geordie lass. Do you feel Roux-en-y would hv been no benefit for a type1? More risk of poor healing or this wasn't the case, for you?
     
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    Hi @ickihun, I decided to go for the sleeve gastrectomy as it is less invasive than the bypass. I didn't really want my intestines shortened!! I went for the sleeve surgery due to being 250lbs, very insulin resistant, and my portion sizes were so out of control!! The sleeve surgery dealt with all three issues, so I would say the surgery has been so beneficial for my T1DM. I healed pretty quickly and was exercising 6 weeks post op. I've not looked back since.

    I'll be thinking about you next Wednesday. Where are you having your surgery? My surgery was done privately at Leeds Nuffield. I was too impatient to wait 2 years+ for the NHS!! Good luck x
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @ickihun, we are all thinking of you and are on the countdown. If you can (and I'm sure you will have one or two other things to think about), please let us know how you get on. It seems strange on a website but it feels like cheering on a friend!!!!
     
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