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    Hi Dizzypanda,

    I'm booked in to have my gastric sleeve on 31st March. I had my initial appointment with the consultant on 29/08/14 so it has been 7 months for me.

    Have you had an appointment yet?

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      I have just found out I meet the criteria for referral so am awaiting initial appointment. I had a gastric band fitted privately but it slipped and I had to have it removed so I am hoping for a sleeve - thanks for the replies 😀
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      I had my first appointment in March 2014 and gastric bypass surgery 6th feb 2015 so not quite a year but waiting list differ from county to county and als depends on time of year too hope this helps
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    Hi Dizzypanda,

    I went to panel in April 2014 and was accepted, I had my operation

    November 17th last year, best thing I've ever done.

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      I am so pleased for you - I had a gastric band and was losing weight when it slipped and I had to have it removed so I was devastated. I live in Oxford where it is really hard to get accepted so I am hoping for a good outcome
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    Hi Dizzypanda, I'm on the NHS . I was refered for bariatric surgery last August , I've just completed my 4week milk diet, my next appointment is March30th hope I'll get a date for my bypass. Good luck. x
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      Hi well done for completing 4 week milk diet. I am currently 3 days into mine, but I only have to do it two weeks before my surgery date 31/03/14 (I'm having a gastric sleeve). I have seen that others have had to do the milk diet for 4 weeks, do you know why? And to not even have a surgery date yet. Once again well done 👏👍
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      Thank you, no I haven't got a date for op yet ,my next appointment is on the 30th March will know more then. Lost 12lb in 28days of milk diet.😀 xx
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      I was refered to Luton & Dunstable hospital & they sent me an appointment , well it was 3 appointments on the same day a nurse , a doctor & a ECG test done. The next time they sent for me I had a appointment with the dietitian , a psychologist & had an echo heart scan done & began the milk diet the next day to shrink my liver & to prove I could do it. Also to lose 5% of my body weight ,which I have done.x
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      Thank you I just hope it's not to much longer as I'm not a youngster , I'm 66yrs old & the older you are the harder the recovery is. x
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