Post Op Wk 2-3 Liquid Diet & Meds

I was so glad to be home finally, and looking forward to being have more than just water!    Also, I was determined to be good, stick to the diet advice, and take all my meds on time. The Liquid Diet On the liquid diet, I was allowed to have clear liquids, and thin opaque … Continue reading Post Op Wk 2-3 Liquid Diet & Meds

Post Op – Wk 1 – Hospital Stay

So, part of the reason for documenting my gastric sleeve journey was my experience of a prolonged hospital stay and relatively slow recovery.  I found it difficult to find information or stories that I could relate to.  Either there were stories that read like posters/adverts for gastric sleeve surgery with people up and about really … Continue reading Post Op – Wk 1 – Hospital Stay

Pre Operation Phase

Between my decision to have the Vertical Gastric Sleeve (VSG) operation, and the operation day, I had a few months to reflect on my decision. I chose the surgeon who I had my initial consultation with, Professor Ameet Patel.  He came recommended by a friend and our family member who is a doctor.  He is … Continue reading Pre Operation Phase

The Decision…

As I've said before, I was not a big advocate of obesity surgery, and viewed it as a 'cop out'. I'm glad though, that when I sought counselling earlier this year about how to change my lifestyle and my relationship to food, she helped me explore: my past relationship with food my current attitudes towards … Continue reading The Decision…

The realisation…

So, for about 2 years I rejected the notion of obesity surgery.  In my mind, it represented my failure to lose weight through diet and exercise.  I was very body positive, and love(d) my curves - I dressed stylishly (thank goodness for Next, H&M+, NewLook Inspire, and ASOS Curve!), and I felt fine...  Sort of. … Continue reading The realisation…