Thursday, 30 June 2016

Got a Date!!!!

So my surgery day is July 14th!!! I am definitely more excited than nervous but I'm sure that may change as time goes on..... Now to read all about the diet I will need to follow post sleeve. I have joined about 5 forums on facebook all with people that have either had a bypass or sleeve or are due to have one so I'm learning all about the good and the bad bits so I'm prepared and know what to expect and can deal with it better.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


So last night I had my consultation at Nuffield Health in Southampton with Mr. Kelly the surgeon that will perform my Sleeve Gastrectomy.

He  said he had patients who have fibro and some of them stayed the same, some got worse and some got much better so I know it isn't going to completely fix that, unless I'm one of the lucky ones.

We went through the difference with a Sleeve and a Bypass and he said the Sleeve would be the best option for me which is good as after reading tonnes of material, that's the option I was going for too!

He said he should be able to fit me in in a few weeks! Excited!!!

I'm going to be paying it off over the next 2 years so will be absolutely skint BUT hopefully I won't be spending half as much on food! ;)

Sunday, 12 June 2016


Tomorrow I start my journey to become healthy! So much has happened health wise over the last few years. My fibro kinda took over, I was diagnosed with ME and I went through CAT therapy which was brilliant but at the same time they changed my anti-depressant to Duloxetine (cymbalta) and it was NOT a good all! It was great for a few weeks and then I went down hill, so instead of taking me off it, they upped the dose! This happened twice until I was on 60mg!!!

My blood pressure went up, my pain increased, my fatigue increased and I felt like shit! My mum had a stroke in 2015 and was put on another concoction of drugs and all of a sudden I though "That's me!, that's where I'm heading with high blood pressure, I'm gonna end up having a heart attack or a stroke"! My eating as usual was out of control and it consumed my life. What was I gonna eat next was all I could think about so of course my weight continued to go up!

I don't know what the final trigger was exactly but I realised I had to do something and it had to be something permanent and it needed to be done now!

I booked a consultation to see a surgeon on June 13th about Weight Loss Surgery!

And so the journey begins!

Friday, 10 June 2016

Time Flies!!!!

So, I thought I hadn't blogged for a long time but I had no idea just how long it had been! My last post was October 2012!!!! Seen as it is now June 2016 I'm completely shocked!!!

Anyhooooo..... I am about to make one of the biggest changes in my life in the next few days so watch this space!