Bariatric Surgery Blog Posts

I got a letter last week that my surgery is being delayed by at least a few months. I had originally been told it would happen in late February, but it now looks more likely to be in the summer. It seems that my surgeon has taken a few months…

Surgery

Today, 4th February, is World Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness and education about cancer. Four years ago today, in 2016, I was in the middle of receiving treatment for Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I had been diagnosed in December 2015, and at that point was in the middle…

My Story Sickness

I’ve been through the all the pre-surgery assessments. I’ve met with the surgeon. All I need now is my date of surgery. It’s a bit frustrating waiting to know when this will happen. It seems that everything else is on hold until I get that date. I can’t book holidays,…

Surgery

I feel very lucky that my employer gives me private health insurance. Without it I think my experience of being referred for bariatric surgery would be considerably different. My oncologist had said to me that he wanted to refer to me to some colleagues to deal with my weight, but…

Surgery

There’s loads of very scary health risks that obese people face, including Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer, Sleep Apnea, and others. I knew I was at risk of all of these, but for a long time I thought I was bullet proof. I would be…

Sickness

I’ve tried going to Slimming World and Weight Watchers numerous times. I’ve tried counting calories using apps and websites. I’ve tried following dietitians advice. And when I do follow these plan, it works and I do lose weight. The problem is when I stop. I’m a typical yo-yo dieter. I…

My Story Surgery