Gastric Bypass Gave Me the Confidence to Go Forward and My Life Back.
I had surgery on 01/06/2019, prior to surgery i was on the tier 3 route via Rochdale. I accessed, weigh ins, nutrition classes and counselling (10 sessions). When i started on my journey my starting weight was over 24 stone, i wanted to lose as much weight as possible before surgery, on my pre op i weighed in at 15 stone 9lbs. I had dropped 8 stone. It was agreed i would have the bypass. i have a variety of medical problems, type 1 diabetes, wearing a pump. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, underactive thyroid, insulin resistance due to my weight. I was on daily aspirin due to my weight. Since surgery i no longer have to take my bp medication as i it has cone to a normal level. Before surgery I was not experiencing life, i am a mother of 4 young beautiful children and would bot br able to go on rides, go in play centres due to my size. I wouldn’t even have a picture taken with my children. Since surgery my life has taken such a positive change. I can now do all the activities with my children which both they and I love. I even changed my job as it gave me the confidence to go forward. The surgery gave me my life back. Its has had it bumps along the way but none i haven’t over come. We went on a family holiday in Aug 19 to Tenerife and we went to the water park i was able to go on the slides with the children which was amazing for all of us. I have so much energy. Would i ever change my decision over surgery not at all. I have to say prof Senapati was amazing, put me at ease. I was well looked after at the Alexander.