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Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Fourteen

Previously on Pre-Op Ramblings: “Well, I say now… now would be silly. In a while would be over-optimistic. This side of Christmas would be a fluffy great lie. The estimated date for my surgery is now February 2014.” Since my…

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Thirteen

It was all looking so good… I had hoped that the thirteenth instalment of my surgical adventures would open with the exciting announcement of an operation date, or maybe tales of life on the liver reduction diet and how I’d…

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Twelve

Since I’m not currently working and have pretty much put my life on hold until I’ve had surgery, I decided to take part in a study to help find out more about the differences between Gastric Bypass and Gastric Band.…

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Eleven

Live from a moment of downtime, it’s Pre-Op Ramblings… I’m not too chipper at the moment. The (mostly self-inflicted) pressure to get fit has been getting to me. I’m tired, grumpy, and lacking motivation for even the most basic things.…

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Ten

Today I’m going to indulge myself. Today, I’m going to let myself dream about what life will be like post-op, when my body is more energised and efficient on space. When I’ll be free to do more and shop in…

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Nine

Well, it’s all happening now. It’s as official as it’s going to get without me donning a hospital gown. Last Wednesday I spent the afternoon at the “one-stop clinic” (known affectionately as the “round robin”) at Musgrove Park Hospital. I…

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Eight

Last week was enlightening. On Wednesday 15th I went along to a talk organised by the lovely folks at Musgrove Park Hospital, in which I learned more about the various types of weight loss surgery and its benefits, risks and…

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Seven

Before going in for gastric bypass, I will have to go on a very low calorie diet for a couple of weeks to shrink my liver and make sure that the surgeons can access all the parts they need to.…

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Six

My desk is, as usual, covered with letters from various NHS establishments. Two of the letters I keep looking at over and over because the reality of it all is taking some time to sink in. I have dates for…

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Five

To sort-of quote the late Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock… “Stone me! It’s like waiting for a bus. You hang around for ages then two operations come at once!” Last Wednesday I found out that I have been approved for…