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Good Morning folks,

Been lurking here for a while and by all means tell me if I'm in the wrong place but my brief story, I'm right at the beginning of my journey trying to pluck up the courage to speak to my doctor about weight loss surgery. I'm 28 years old, I'm over 35 stone and my BMI is over 80. I am so scared of the whole speaking to the doctor process and the NHS process. Would anyone be happy to share their experience of how to approach the doctor, I honestly feel like I've exhausted every other option and now I've gotten to the point where if surgery goes wrong then so be it, at least I'm not slowly dying for years to come.

Sorry if that seems harsh but I feel like I've gotten to this place. Thanks again in advance for reading.

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Hey lovely, I went to my doctor and asked them for WLS through the NHS and they were marvellous. There was no shame, embarrassment or judgement and he made me feel so comfortable and at ease throughout the appointment. And in my opinion, that’s the hardest bit. Taking the courage to ask and enquire. Once that’s over, you’re good to go 😄 I’m 16 weeks post op now and I feel amazing! Feel free to hit me up for any more info or support xx

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On 11/18/2021 at 7:49 AM, Eggy182 said:

Good Morning folks,

Been lurking here for a while and by all means tell me if I'm in the wrong place but my brief story, I'm right at the beginning of my journey trying to pluck up the courage to speak to my doctor about weight loss surgery. I'm 28 years old, I'm over 35 stone and my BMI is over 80. I am so scared of the whole speaking to the doctor process and the NHS process. Would anyone be happy to share their experience of how to approach the doctor, I honestly feel like I've exhausted every other option and now I've gotten to the point where if surgery goes wrong then so be it, at least I'm not slowly dying for years to come.

Sorry if that seems harsh but I feel like I've gotten to this place. Thanks again in advance for reading.

Hello Eggy, I live between Leeds and Manchester and was told that due to covid all NHS Bariatric surgery is off the table. They are concentrating on other surgeries ... I have no doctor at my local health centre that I feel I can speak too and when I tried in the past I just got told to diet again

My journey started early this year, I was shocked to realised I had caused my own misery. I was at high risk for covid because of my weight. I thought it was because of my other conditions. I spent all those months indoors and really frightened, because of myself. In that time I managed to get back to my highest weight ever. Then I became diabetic, my last straw. I admit I had to hitch up my big girl pants and be brave.

I looked at local private hospitals near me and sent some online inquiries asking the costs. It is no good thinking about it if I can not afford it.

It has taken 9 long months since then to get to where I am, pre op tests being ok, 4 days from surgery. Ask away, I will try and help anyway I can

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Come from Merseyside in between Manchester and Liverpool, in 2010 never lost much wait I had to do cbt the 3year lifestyle diet and got a phone call the day before my birthday which is the 30th july saying start your milk diet I had surgery 23rd Aug just trying different foods and 44lbs down and feeling great all done on the NHS this time I had a bypass at Stoke hospital they couldn't do enough for me please go to your doctor and ask don't be embarrassed and you'll be on the road to having your OP hopefully

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