Category: <span>Medication</span>

I had an appointment with my endocrinologist today, and I was delighted to learn that my hormone levels are now back to normal! I had been referred to the endocrinologist a couple of years ago by my oncologist when it was noted that my Testosterone levels were quite low, and…

Medication

I was finishing up work on Monday this week, and I got a call from the nurse from my GP’s surgery. They had a spare dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and asked if I could come in straight away. Apparently I was already on their list of high-risk patients because…

Medication

I hurt my knee about 10 days ago while out walking. Before I had my bariatric surgery, my first instinct would have been to treat the injury it with an anti-inflammatory painkiller such as ibuprofen. However I was told by my bariatric team that after having a gastric bypass I’m…

Medication

I went to my GP yesterday to get my bloods done. This is part of the regular blood tests that I’ll have to get done, to check that the vitamin and mineral levels in blood are good following my bariatric surgery. My bariatric team requires that I get bloods done:…

Medication

The bariatric team sent me a prescription for all the medications I’ll need after surgery, so that I can have everything ready for when I come home. I thought I’d share with you what’s on the prescription. But of course your medication needs may be very different: Drug Name Dose…

Medication

As I prepare for my bariatric surgery, one of the things I’ve had to get my head around are vitamins and minerals. I’ve learnt that in both the pre-surgery and post-surgery diets it’s important to have vitamins and minerals supplements, because I’m not going to get enough of them from…

Medication