Bariatric Surgery Blog Posts

I was shocked to read today on the Bariatric Banter Facebook group that bariatric patients of some hospitals are being charged up-front fees of €4,000 or more – and that’s for people who are fully covered for the surgery by their health insurance! The fees being charged by hospitals such…

Surgery

I had my first weekly weight gain today since my gastric bypass surgery 6 months ago in August. The gain was only 0.6 kg (just over 1 lb) so it’s not huge. And from experience of losing weight in the past, I don’t think there’s anything to worry about. I’ve…

Weight

The temperature outside is hovering at just above zero, there’s a bitterly cold wind blowing through the trees, and a light dusting of snow on the ground. Inside it’s actually fairly warm. It’s a respectable 21 degrees in my home office (i.e. the box room), which should feel quite comfortable…

My Story

My wife sent me this photo last night, that shows the huge difference in my face/head size over the last 6 months. On the left it’s August 2020, a couple of weeks before my gastric bypass surgery, and on the right it’s February 2021, about six months later. I don’t…

Photos

One of the things they tell you ahead of having bariatric surgery is that you should not have carbonated drinks afterwards the surgery. For me, this was potentially a big problem, because I was addicated to drinking Pepsi Max. I used to spend up to 150 euros a month buying…

Diet

It’s exactly five months today since I had my gastric bypass surgery, and my progress so far is that I’m down 33 kg (5 st 3 lbs / 73 lbs) from my weight on the day of surgery. I’m really pleased with the weight loss, and I can definitely tell…

Weight