Gastric band in 4 days time!

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So am due to have my band fitted on Sat,am really excited and just a bit nervous about it. Am I doing the right thing etc. Have been on the pre-op diet for just over a wk now,found that hard as the first few days I felt terrible and was sick but am into the swing of it now. Was weird having my 'last proper' food last wk but I know it will be worth it. Any tips from people in the same situation?

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    Hi

    Good luck for your operation

    I had my band fitted last February and I was determined that it will work

    Be prepared that this won’t be an overnight life changer, it’s only the last couple of months that I have lost some significant weight. I’ve had some low moments but the support from the clinical team has been great. I also have coeliacs & hypothyroid so food choices have been a challenge but all do able 

    It’s not a magic wand but it is a one way road to success smile all the best for becoming a better you

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    not sure if my original reply disappeared into cyber space or is visible so here goes again and apologies if I am repeating myself - my advice would be to carry on with your pre op diet and stick to it 100% cos it is very important you get this right in order to shrink your liver in readiness for your surgery - any wgt loss of crs is an added bonus - after your op you might not feel up to doing much so before you go into hosp try to get uptodate with such tasks as shopping, laundry, cleaning etc so that you don't have to concern yourself with them when you are newly post op - also a blender is a good tool to have for the  first eating stage so if you do not have one now would be a good time to invest - it is slow going losing wgt with a band as it is not operational until you have had a series of small gradual fills over a period of months but you can stil practice healthy eating options and lose wgt as you go - you might need support and benefit from chatting to other people who have had wgt loss surgery so if your hosp does not operate a support group you could either join an online group or see an organisation such as WLSinfo have a support group in your area - personally I found it beneficial to chat to others who had been in my situation rather than the bariatric team who were great from a clinical and medical perspective but sometimes another person who has walked in your shoes can be of great support. good luck with it all. 

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    Thanks for the replies,yeh I'm sticking to my pre-op diet. Am having my last food shortly before I start to fast for the op tomorrow. Its like "the last supper"who knew scrambled eggs would be my last meal! Lol Think the nerves are starting to kick in now but I know it will be worth it. Am sure I will have some more questions,will let you know how it goes. All the best and thanks again.

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    I  think my 'last supper' was before I started the pre op diet cos I was on the milk diet which I def would not class as food at all - I felt the same as you that I would probs never eat normally again but you know something - you do get proper food only in diff amounts and sometimes you have to be careful with certain things such as bread, chops, steak and anything that is dry - but you get used it - that becomes normal and a way of life - tonight you will no doubt be 'nil by mouth' after a certain time - my advice would be to stick rigidly to what your bariatric team advise and don't try to push the boundaries once you have had your op -

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    Hey lea, I see you 4 months in from op.. I’d love to hear more about ur journey.. I am booked in for 16th of april and am very nervous 😬 x 

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