Jump to content

Does anyone regret being sleeved?
WLS


  • Please log in to reply
364 replies to this topic

#301 Polly Esther

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

Lib, I'm sure you already know how amazed I am with your loss. It was something I showed to my mother when explaining the surgery and it's possible outcomes.  original.gif  It's such a transformation!

QUOTE (Stinkermouse @ 10/04/2012, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
my coccyx is already killing me!


Me too! I never realised that people that weren't fat must end up so uncomfortable. lol.

#302 Stinkermouse

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

Lib, you too were an inspiration for me to get this op.  You have lost a phenomenal amount and look fantastic.

I know that if I went to the gym it would be better but the reason for the op was because I didn't have that option with three little ones a dh that works long hours and no family close by (overseas).
I'm seriously looking at a donut pillow!

I had a really good Easter too, I attended a wedding of a friend and all our friends that we made in the UK that are back in Australia (Aussies) and Canada were there and the were really complimentary about my weight loss, of course I was honest about the op and the response I got was positive.  I just felt like I fitted in if that makes sense.

#303 *Lib*

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

I have one of these for on the couch at home:
Bum cushion

Im on it right now Tounge1.gif

#304 **Renz**

Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:14 AM

Just has to share. Stepped on the scales this morning. 100.5!! 18.5 in 5 weeks. Only 500grams away from my first mini goal

#305 ~*Erica*~

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

Wow Pam, that is wonderful.  Well done.

#306 Stinkermouse

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

Great job Pam!

It feels great knowing that the weight lost will never come back (fingers crossed).

#307 anotherebmember

Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:55 PM

Did anyone join private health cover to be sleeved?

Is there any private health insurance that is better then others?

thanks

#308 **Renz**

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

anotherebmember: I was on top cover with  NIB for a while and that was their only cover they would sleeve. I paid $83 f/n then I swapped to bupa and covered my whole family for $89 a fortnight. Im on corportate cover with them as I work for woolworths

#309 kissy10

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

Hey peeps, how is everyone doing? Life is good, I am down 16.4kgs since the beginning of Opti 11 weeks ago.

anotherebmember - I already had PHI, I think they make you wait 12 months before the op.

#310 ~*Erica*~

Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

I've got an appointment on 16 May - yay.

Dani - just wondering how you are going now?

Kissy10 - gotta be happy with that.

#311 PurpleWitch

Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:36 PM

Good work!!

#312 Peridot

Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:55 PM

I am amazed at all of your fantastic efforts!! What is a general day of eating like for you guys? Can anyone give me a rough day of food that you eat? Any exercise? I have always wondered just how constricted your eating is because of the sleeve!

Thank you original.gif

#313 Stinkermouse

Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:07 PM

The amount you can eat gets better the longer you have been sleeved, well for me anyway.  I was sleeved in April last year and to be honest I am a grazer but I find if I don't snack then I can eat a small meal.

I will start with a coffee, then a small croissant or piece of toast for breakfast.  
Lunch can be half a sausage roll/half a pie (if I'm out) or a small pot of soup, or 5 mini spring rolls.  
Dinner I can have a small steak fillet with veg.  I can do two slices of pizza or 3 if it's really thin.
The other day we went for quick yum cha and I had a 2 sesame toast, 1 dim sim, 1 prawn dumpling, half a steam pork bun...so quite a bit really.  If we go out I normally order two starters and pick.

I have stayed the same weight now for a while so I think I'm at my ideal weight for me which is if fine. I'm not dieting, exercising or putting on weight.


#314 Bobsygirls

Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:55 PM

I have my appointment with the surgeon on Tuesday. Hoping to have the op early August.
I'm nervous and after eating really well for a long time I've been having a bi of a food bow out in anticipation of not being able to eat for a while.
Any tips on what to take to hospital or what to have at home for afterwards.

#315 yodie86

Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

Hi Everyone,

After being obese all of my life I have decided that I will be getting sleeved. My husband is more than supportive. All I need to do now is find where to go and how to start.

Can anyone tell me how long the process took from the first appointment to the operation?

Bobsygirls - I live near where you are getting operated on, how have you found them? How was the cost? was there any reason that you picked that particular place?


Thanks

#316 womenindocs

Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:34 AM

My surgery  date is 23rd May for my sleeve .
(I've read this thread a number of times).

Thanks Ladies for all your support and getting me where I am original.gif


#317 kissy10

Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

womenindocs congrats on the surgery date.

I am 28.8kgs down in 18 weeks. Getting the sleeve was the best decision ever, why did I wait so long???

Edited by kissy10, 03 July 2012 - 10:52 AM.


#318 womenindocs

Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:35 PM

After being obese all of my life I had to have to right mind set.Its more then loosing weight its loosing the old me in a way.Also I haven't had a very supportive family (DP, is great others not so).

I start Opti Fast next week.



#319 PreciousPetal

Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:49 PM

I don't regret my sleeve at all, plus I find it very easy to live with.  I haven't lost weight as quickly as some people do but have still averaged a kilo a week which is something I never managed by myself and I certainly have never lost weight this consistently before.  My BMI is down from 40 when I started looking in to the sleeve to 29 and counting so I am a very happy camper!!

This thread is what prompted me to look in to surgery and for this I am very grateful, so thank you so  much to everybody who has shared their experience  wub.gif .

I do have to say though, I thought long and hard about the risks of complications before committing to the surgery.  They aren't common but they are potentially very serious.  Eventually I decided that for me, the risks of not having surgery outweighed the risk of having it.  Thankfully everything has gone well and I don't think it is overstating it to say the sleeve has been life altering for me  biggrin.gif .

#320 frizzylizzy70

Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:16 PM

Hi,

I am so glad I found this topic, I am having the sleeve done in about 3-4 months time.  I currently have a band in place, which is my second one as I had all sorts of issues with the first one and the second one has just never worked!  Am very nervous about getting the sleeve done and having to have two operations to do it.  My Dr also scared me a bit as he said with having had two bands previously he may not be able to do the sleeve key hole.  My other issue at the moment is Optifast, I really struggle to drink the shakes!  Am currently gagging my way through a strawberry one, the aftertaste is awful!!  Any suggestions on how to get these drinks down?  Is there any other alternative to Optifast?

Am a bit frightened about having to have surgery again, what is the normal recovery like for the sleeve?  For those who have had the band done previously is it much worse than the recovery after the band?

Ohh, I have so many questions running through my head, I hope someone can help me.

Lizzy

#321 yodie86

Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:28 PM

Hi Ladies,

went to see Dr Taylor today and all the stars aligned and I am booked into get the sleve on the 30th July. Yep 11 days from now.
Started the optifast (which I am scared will be the hardest part). I am still a little in shock as its all happening so quick, planning work etc. I am so grateful that this will be happening soon.

Wish you ladies all the best with your journeys xx

#322 *Lib*

Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:41 PM

QUOTE (yodie86 @ 19/07/2012, 07:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Ladies,

went to see Dr Taylor today and all the stars aligned and I am booked into get the sleve on the 30th July. Yep 11 days from now.
Started the optifast (which I am scared will be the hardest part). I am still a little in shock as its all happening so quick, planning work etc. I am so grateful that this will be happening soon.

Wish you ladies all the best with your journeys xx

It was 10days between me hearing about a sleeve and having it done!

#323 yodie86

Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

QUOTE (*Lib* @ 19/07/2012, 07:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It was 10days between me hearing about a sleeve and having it done!


Hi Lib,

How did you feel with that? Was it ever overwhelming?
I think the thing I am scared about the most is the migraine that I fear will come with the withdrawal of my usual food/drinks.

I am so excited, I get to find the 'new me' at the end of this.


#324 ~*Erica*~

Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:49 PM

I'm up tomorrow morning.

#325 PurpleWitch

Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

To the PP who asked about a sleeve after a band? The recovery was a lot longer than the band because of all the scaring.

Happy to share my before and after pics if anyone is interested. Pretty chuffed here original.gif

Erica! Good Luck!! xxx




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

WIN a $500 Visa debit card

Are you a parent? Simply take our survey for your chance to win a $500 pre-paid VISA debit card.

Breastfeeding doesn't make you a better mum - feeding your baby does

Given my immense dislike of Hopkins and her opinions, I was genuinely shocked to discover that last week she actually said something that I agreed with.

'Toni, another baby has died': the anguish of watching governments fail our babies

It has been six years since whooping cough claimed the life of four-week-old Dana McCaffery. Her parents are angry that lessons learnt weren't enough to save other babies.

Longer breastfeeding linked to higher IQ

A study of 3500 infants has found that babies who are breastfed grow up to be more intelligent and wealthy.

The 2015 flu vaccine: what's new, who should get it

For certain members of the community, catching flu can lead to severe illness or death. A vaccination can be lifesaving.

Dealing with a nappy escape artist

I hear about the tots that have a penchant for ripping their nappies off and the odd one that even smears the brown stuff on the walls and fine home furnishings, and I shudder.

Hospital apologises for 'traumatising' baby mix-up

St Vincent's Hospital has apologised "unreservedly" for a baby mix-up that left one new mum traumatised.

Tips for flying with a baby

Travelling with kids requires a whole other set of skills - ones that I have learned through (sometimes unfortunate) trial and error.

How to stay calm in an emergency

I’m not expecting you to be as calm as you might be right now. What I mean is that if your panic levels are through the roof during a stressful situation, let’s bring them down to just under the ceiling.

Toddler gets 'drunk' after cranberry juice mix-up

A toddler was taken to hospital after a waitress served her sangria instead of cranberry juice at a US restaurant.

We need to stop using this word when we talk about childbirth

Is it shaming to point out that women are often being let down in birth?

The certificate helping parents deal with pregnancy loss

For some people, this certificate will offer a sense of validation that their child was acknowledged as being here and now gone, and will help them with life post-loss.

Grieving families give warnings after toddler deaths

Two Queensland families are grieving the loss of their toddler sons after the boys drowned in separate incidents last week.

The phenomenon of phantom pregnancy kicks

'Phantom pregnancy kicks’ are encountered by many mums months - or even years - after their pregnancy is over.

The health insurance advice you can't afford to ignore

There's one simple switch that could save you hundreds of dollars a year in private health insurance.

4D scans show how smoking affects babies still in the womb

The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using 4D ultrasound scans, research has found.

How to babyproof your job interview

Once upon a time, I was a fan of job interviews. That all changed after I'd switched careers, had a baby and decided to spend the first year at home with her.

Sign up to our 30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.

The most dangerous toddler food trends

Pete Evans' paleo cookbook for kids caused a storm, but there are plenty of other unsafe food trends for babies and toddlers.

Infection killed new mum of twins

Modern medicine could not save 19-year-old Sophie Burgess who died 48 hours after giving birth to twins in the UK.

Win a Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom prize pack

To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, we are giving away five DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Sign up to our 30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.

Man faces jail after giving woman abortion pill smoothie

A Norwegian man is facing jail after putting abortion pills in his ex-girlfriend's smoothie, causing her to have a miscarriage.

'He's a blessing': family of baby born without eyes

Jordy Jackson was born without eyes. He has anophthalmia, which affects one in every 100,000 babies born.

Win one of 5 Cadbury Easter Hampers

With Easter fast approaching, Cadbury are giving away 5 Cadbury Easter Hampers. Enter Now!

Super fit model Sarah Stage defends her pregnancy body

Model Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".

Win a Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and Peppa Pig prize pack

To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, Essential Baby and Entertainment One are giving away five bumper DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!

Why I post breastfeeding photos online

I love to take pictures of my children. In some of the pictures, my younger son is nursing.

The day I broke my baby

There are things I wish I didn't know. I wish I didn't know that companies make tiny braces, small enough to hold necks no bigger than a wrist.

The place just for dads of multiples

When a couple discovers they're expecting multiples, the dad can sometimes be almost forgotten in all the excitement and preparation. But one group offers a space just for dads of twins and higher-order multiples.

Brave mum calls for domestic violence law reform

A brave mum of two has shared details of the harrowing attacks she suffered at the hands of her partner in a bid to help other victims of domestic violence.

Why I had the new test for Down syndrome

Early last year I turned 35, and having just found out I was pregnant, I opted to have the new test for Down syndrome.

Geeky baby gear

If your family is more into Star Wars, gaming and the periodic table than most, you might want to check out these geek-chic baby items.

2015: the year of the sheep

According to the Chinese zodiac, babies born in the year of the sheep are creative and enjoy spending quiet time with their own thoughts.

Breakthrough genetic testing now available in Australia

Pregnant women will for the first time have access to locally analysed, accurate, non-invasive pre-natal genetic testing when the first Australian clinic to offer the services opens its doors next week.

Grandbabies: the babies born looking old

Not a day under 65 and a lifetime of struggle! That's the look of these newborns, who look adorably older than their real age. Social networking site Reddit recently featured user submissions of adorable grandbabies, here are our favourites.

Family kicked off flight after toddler seatbelt drama

An entire family was kicked off a Cathay Pacific flight when a misbehaving toddler refused to put his seatbelt on.

Stolen baby found after 17 years

A baby stolen from her mother's arms shortly after birth has been found through an astonishing coincidence.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Sign up now!

30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

Receive a daily email from Essential Baby during April with great play tips and ideas, then submit your baby at play photos to our Playwall, Instagram or Twitter for your chance to win.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.