I have neglected this blog for quite some time. i have had a lot of turmoil wondering how I was going to lose my weight.
Back in 2012 a friend told me she had had a Vertical Gastric Sleeve. this is a process that removes 75 -80 % of your stomach and leaves you with a sleeve like stomach and you eat smaller amounts.
Now back in 2012 when she told me about this I went and saw her surgeon. He promised me it would work and guaranteed I (if stuck to the rules) could lose 80% of my excess weight
Well I started the process for the op and did all the tests, ( blood works, stress test, sleep study, ct iv contrast test found out I had severe sleep apnea so I had to wait 3 months to get some oxygen back in my blood (it was that bad) and I had to go on a shake diet to lose 15kg and shrink my liver.
I was already to go but when it came to take the shakes I gaged and hated it and decided to give up and lose weight on my own.
I was 195kg
I tried WW but really found it hard to lose anything.
Then this year 2014 I got put on injections for insulin… my blood sugar was just too high (18 – 20 mmol) I was put on Bp meds I think my Bp was 150/100 and then I got numbness and pain in my feet (can hardly walk) and now as I type my tips of my fingers are like pins and needles. (Diabetic Neuropathy)
So lots of meds this year some work some dont.
Fell over in 2013 and broke my right wrist in 2 places and needed an operation to re align the bones
In that time I could do nothing for myself (poor hubby).
So with all the above problems, my depression and the fact I am not getting off the lounge cause I cant stand for long or walk I decided to go back and see the Surgeon Dr Durmush
He was pleased to see me, weighed me 200kg and asked me about medications etc since he last saw me.
When he heard I was on insulin he said ok we are going to book you in for operation on the 18th Oct 2014
Since I had done all the tests, I just needed bloodwork, iv contrast test, then the nutritionist appts and the physiologist appts.
I have to lose between 15-20kg on the shakes. I bombed out the first two weeks, this week I have done much better. I am down 5.4kg as of this morning.
5 weeks 6 days left til op just praying I lose enough and shrink my liver enough
I am setting up a you tube about my journey so dont forget to check it out My Changing World
Talk to you all soon