On the Road Again…

Well I have an appointment with my surgical team on Nov 18 at which time I am going to beg and plead to be put on the waiting list. I am struggling to maintain my weight and have actually put on a couple of lbs.  I need an intervention!!! haha I’m going to camp out in the office until I am on that list! The wait is about a year long so by then who knows how bad off I will be. :/  I am trying!!! With all my might I am trying.  I will definitely post an update on Nov 18th of the outcome. I’m either going to be over the moon or in tears. Stay tuned.

 

On Nov 14th I have an appointment with a plastic surgeon to see if I can get an apronectomy.  My belly hangs to my knees (not over exaggerating) and it has gotten WORSE with weight loss.  I don’t know how, but it hangs lower now that it did when I was fatter.  I think it’s because of loose skin and being less full and all that, but it totally prevents me from being mobile.  I cannot walk up stairs like a normal person. I have to step up with my left leg as my belly doesn’t hang as low on that side and then I have to drag up my right leg as I cannot lift it. It’s a total pain in the ass.  I have a feeling he is going to tell me I am too fat blah blah blah.  I have seen people on telly bigger than me having it, so he’s got one hellova fight coming if he won’t do it. I have already secured funding for an apronectomy, it’s just a matter of when I can have it and how small I have to be.

 

Last month I saw an orthopedic surgeon as I have severe hip and knee pain which requires codeine to not be in tears.  It turns out I have severely advanced osteoarthritis in both hips and both knees. I am going for cortisone injections later this month in both of my hips.  I’m just a right old mess!  I’m 33 and have the bones of an 80 year old!  Those who would tell you obesity doesn’t effect your health they LIE!!!  There are a few who are fat an unscathed, but I don’t know of anyone who has been super fat for a long time who doesn’t have some issues, whether they want to face up to it or not.  Anyways, the short of the story is, I need both hips and both knees replaced and will begin the long journey of those operations once I hit a BMI of 40.  I’m at 69 now, so I’ve got a lot of work to do and only the DS will get me there.  I have been fighting the same 14 lbs since March with the sleeve, I definitely need the malabsorption component.

 

Another update is that I am starting group therapy for Binge Eating Disorder next week. It runs for 11 weeks and I have no idea what to expect. I sure as hell hope it is nothing like Overeaters Anonymous.  My BED isn’t as bad as it used to be, but dear lord I do have some mental issues with food-STILL. They didn’t do brain surgery on me, so I still have the same afflictions and addictions.

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3 Responses to On the Road Again…

  1. eilbe says:

    Love your blog and honesty. I am having surgery at the end of December and have started blogging for the first time ever I would love to follow your progress and here’s a link to my blogs if you would like to follow mine and perhaps give insight hints tips and feedback? I certainly will track how you do, hope all goes well. Eileen
    http://changingmeforthebetter.wordpress.com/

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  2. duodenalswitcharoo says:

    Thanks 🙂 I am now following. I wasn’t even sure anyone was ever reading my crap, but it didn’t stop me did it? LOL, I can blog for England, that’s for sure. Who is your surgeon? Have you discovered wlsinfo.org?

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  3. eilbe says:

    My surgeon is Mr Sigurdsson in the hospital group. I have discovered wlsinfo.org now lol xx

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